The above photo is of the first Cunningham Reunion in 1889.
In this photo, my Great, great, great, great Grandmother, Susannah Cunningham, is center front. As a woman who had given birth 11 times and could shoot a gun and shell peas at the same time… I would imagine her list of fashion “must-haves” were functional and practical, but I have seen several photos of her and she usually had on a bit of lace and/or a piece of jewelry. Even in the most pioneer of times, the woman could pull off a nice photo-ready look! Love that!!
In this photo, Susie looks very nice in what I’m sure is her nicest dress and fanciest apron – note the cute fringe! Her dress seems to have fancy collar and cuffs and I see a pin at her neckline. I think she looks lovely.
121 years from now I wonder what my ancestors will think of the washed denim capri pants, purple cotton knit shirt and flip-flops that I chose to wear!?