During my lunch hour I was researching material for my family history blog. As I went through the issues of “The Brooklyn Daily Eagle” for 1930, I saw these ads for fashions that were available at Wannamakers, a department store that was located in Manhattan.
I thought it would be enjoyable, and maybe inspirational, if I post ads like this when I come across them. Hope you all enjoy.
I found the ad for the bra and girdle of great interest because the shape reminds me of how my drape turned out.
What strikes me is the contrast between the girdle and the outer garments. They look roomy and comfortable. Yet underneath it all, women were still subjected to boning, elastic and lacing.
“The Brooklyn Daily Eagle”
Tuesday, October 7, 1930
From the Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Newsstand
URL for this page: http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/57409933/?terms=paris%2Bfashions