Friday, December 20, 2013

1920's Christening robe

Back among the roses in my Mother's garden, my days are spent sorting.

Today I found a wonderful surprise right at the bottom of her camphor chest. It is, I think, my Mother's own christening dress complete with long cotton petticoat (*see addendum). Perhaps her own children were christened in it as well. This 1920's treasure says so much about the lives of my mother's generation.

Christening robe, 1920.

Addendum: It turns out the Christening gown was my fathers. This morning I found a note in the chest that had been with the robe.

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