|Front of postcard that was not actually used as a birthday greeting|
|Back of postcard from Luella Eccles to her Aunt Nora|
To: Mrs. F.S. Cass
Frewsburg, NY R.F.D. 84
postmarked Kennedy, NY November 29, 1912 5PM
upside down stamp (sent with love)
Please make Grandma another Waiste just like the other one she likes it + wants another. She thinks she will like it better than the dress she needs the waist anyway.
Editor's Note: In trying to figure out what Grandma actually wanted Nora to make I turned to my friend, designer Jill Andrews who was more than happy to help with what she called my Fashion Forensics question. Jill explained "a 'waist' would be referring to a shirtwaist (which is) a blouse usually with a collar and cuffs. They had a very smart, menswear inspired look with a bit of a puff sleeve".
|Library of Congress|
This postcard request came just a year and a half after the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire which happened 100 years ago today. You can watch the PBS documentary "Triangle Fire" here.