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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Eatmore, Vintage photos

The sassy woman in the saddle shoes is my grandma Lois. This photograph was probably taken in the 40's in Yakima Washington. Lois always spoke her mind and was sharp as a whip.

Comments on "Eatmore, Vintage photos"


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:22 PM) : 

Ohhh Cool pic.! She's beautiful.

Lovely shoes!!


Blogger Henri said ... (5:22 PM) : 

nice shoes on the left.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:27 PM) : 

fantastic smirk


Blogger Elliot - BW said ... (5:28 PM) : 

Your gran looks like the most amazing rockabilly type rebel.
What a cool lady. Cooler than any of the people believing that they're cool now, and she did it 70 years ago!


Blogger psilosin said ... (5:28 PM) : 

this photo is the best one so far in this series. the smiles are the ultimate style...


Anonymous Masha said ... (5:29 PM) : 

Ho-ho! That's a grandma! I like her shoes. THe other woman is wearing sandals with socks, i like that.


Blogger Lucy said ... (5:36 PM) : 

Love this pic!


Blogger Lulu de londres said ... (5:52 PM) : 

Love the name of the place as much as your grandma look. They say that pictures worth thousands word and vintage pictures seems are incredible for that.
Thx for sharing this pic with us ;-))


Anonymous gala said ... (5:56 PM) : 

amazing! strong, stylish and beautiful.


Blogger kt glimmer said ... (6:03 PM) : 

wow! what a wonderful photo! it really makes me want to know more about them...


Blogger Jan said ... (6:11 PM) : 

Exactly the sort of women I have huge respect for.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:17 PM) : 

perfect shot! Lots going on here, stories to be told.


Blogger Avril said ... (6:28 PM) : 

I love this photo! Her expression and body language says a lot. And she is gorgeous too. I love all their outfits and hair styles too.


Blogger Hera said ... (6:28 PM) : 

I love this one, it is my favorite so far from the vintage photos, her attitude, her look, it makes me want to know her more. Great picture.


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:34 PM) : 

I absolutely adore this picture!!! And you're grandma wow, simply stunning...
Vintage photos are the best!


Blogger '47 Ranch Dressing said ... (6:34 PM) : 

LOIS! Get on with your bad self! I love this photo! Bet she could cut a rug, too!

I love the drape of Dude's socks too.

Makes you wonder if (or how) the three of them knew each other, doesn't it?

Thanks so much for sharing Lois with us!


Blogger Lee Oliveira said ... (6:39 PM) : 

Great background for photography!


Blogger TeeAndCake said ... (6:53 PM) : 

.. BEAUTIFUL !!! :)


Blogger Marcela A. said ... (6:53 PM) : 

how stylish is that woman?!! i'd wear that in a heartbeat. lovely and inspiring!


Blogger SURFACE said ... (7:02 PM) : 

wow, wow, wow. i love the woman on the left.
amazing style, and i love the bowling like shoes!


Blogger Mitchisms said ... (7:02 PM) : 

you have posted a lot of great vintage photos but this one for me takes the cake so AMAZING!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:20 PM) : 

i LOVE her. the foot on the bench, the shoes, the top, the half-smile pout, the cigarette. brrrrilliant. othe other lady is very pretty too, nice legs.

and the man sitting next to her looks hilarious! :D

i'm very much liking these vintage pictures, mr sartorialist.


Anonymous msd said ... (7:29 PM) : 

Wowza, sassy is right! Great photo. The pose, the crooked smile, the two-tone shoes, the haltered crop top, the man pants. She does indeed look like a sharp woman who speaks her mind. The sign behind them is great too (Giant Killers??)


Anonymous Sarah said ... (7:30 PM) : 

I love the way women sit on the left, is a picture that reaffirms the glamor and knowledge of the period clothing


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:33 PM) : 

what a


Blogger The Girl said ... (7:43 PM) : 

Oh my God, that face. Hot hot hot.


Blogger Eilish said ... (7:56 PM) : 

gorgeous photo. I'm lost for words.. just lovely :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:26 PM) : 

uh, love!!!! each person has such character. of course we know the grama on the left is sassy but how sexy is the glower of the woman on the right?! the man looks like he's lost. in a good way.


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:35 PM) : 

Yakima calls itself the Palm Springs of Washington. Go, 509ers!


Blogger peyton sawier said ... (8:37 PM) : 

Your grandma remind me my mother...I miss her. Thank you for this.


Anonymous AnnouKK said ... (8:44 PM) : 

This is the sort of shot you'd think was done posed, by a professional photographer trying to make a point. It's all the more fantastic because it isn't: this is real! Congratulations on having the sassiest Grandma on the Sart. :-)


Anonymous Dana said ... (8:50 PM) : 

They're so modern it could be today. Beautiful looking people and I love the signs in the background.


Blogger Lorraine said ... (8:58 PM) : 

Wow, your grandmother's hot. And she's got such sense of style. Though the woman on the right is more of my "style sister".


Blogger Nadine2point0 said ... (9:01 PM) : 

Oh I wish I knew the relationship between all 3. Love this photo, especially lois' style...amazing.


Anonymous princess glee said ... (9:16 PM) : 

So, what does "Grandma Lois" and her friend have in mind for soldier boy? I know, I know it's your grandma I'm talking about but he looks a bit clueless here and she and friend so knowing.

Love, love, love this picture.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:20 PM) : 

This is so awesome! I wonder if a photo taken today will look so cool in 70 years...


Anonymous Shadi said ... (9:30 PM) : 

What are giant killers and why are they on the menu? fantastic picture.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:21 PM) : 

love this photo!! The confidence of the women, so sexy!

and I mean come on. 20 cent pints?!


Anonymous Susan said ... (11:17 PM) : 

That Lois looks like a real pistol! The other woman is a terrific character, too. I wonder what the man is thinking? I'm not sure he's noticing...though behind the shades it's hard to know. It was also quite a difficult time for everyone. Great photograph (as were the ones of Alexa's grandparents...I can never help but think...oh man, no matter how bad people thought things were going to be, it was so much worse than they could have imagined.)


Blogger Hal E. Liebling said ... (11:17 PM) : 

Love these old photos! Just gorgeous.


Blogger fidele said ... (11:31 PM) : 

That's the best so far, I agree!!!

rebel youth!!! in Yakima even!!!


Blogger fidele said ... (11:31 PM) : 

That's the best so far!!! Rebel youth!!!! and Yakima!!!


Blogger Holly Brindley said ... (11:31 PM) : 

Awesome photo, that's some serious attitude from all three of them!


Anonymous Whitney Baldt said ... (12:26 AM) : 

I'm born & raised in Yakima, very surprised to see such a great inspiration from this not so fashion forward town!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:39 AM) : 

Great photo. My grandmother was another smart and stylish Lois, and I named my daughter after her.


Anonymous Aimes said ... (1:08 AM) : 

OMG! I LOVE this photo. Something about the contrast between the sassy chica, military dude, and the miss lady at the other end make this such an interesting photo. I also, LOVE what miss sassy is wearing.


Blogger Natasha V. said ... (1:19 AM) : 

I love old photos like these ... I always wonder who they were, why they were there, why they chose to wear those particular shoes that day ... everything :)


Anonymous Maija said ... (1:34 AM) : 



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Blogger Unknown said ... (1:52 AM) : 

My mother called saddle shoes "rock n roll" shoes. Either way, they're awesome, and Lois looks like I gal I'd want to have fun with.


Blogger Kera said ... (1:52 AM) : 

this is freaking fabulous.


Blogger lis said ... (1:57 AM) : 

What a woman! I wish I had half the beauty and confidence that she exudes in this photo! Not to mention those shoes! I think I might have to buy a pair of saddle shoes for the fall! Thanks for sharing, Sart!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:05 AM) : 

Lois and her brother! They have the same nose and mouth and attitude.


Blogger stoneandcloth said ... (2:45 AM) : 

i would have loved to see photos of my grandmother at that age.

yours had the perfect attitude to go with her style.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:54 AM) : 

Love the shoes and the whole outfit of the woman on the left.
The 40s in my opinion had the best fashion of all time. And this stylish lady is the proof.
from Andalucía in the south of Spain


Blogger Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said ... (3:10 AM) : 

Wow, such an attitude in one shot!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:15 AM) : 

Your grandma's way past sassy and well into cool as hell. Thanks for sharing the photo!


Anonymous biftek said ... (4:18 AM) : 

Stunning picture. Each of subjects could be a separate portrait - (frame them and see)- yet they form a beautiful group. The vintage series is brilliant.


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:11 AM) : 

This photo reminds me of Catch 22 or a Hemingway novel


Blogger Zuzolińska said ... (5:27 AM) : 

They looks amazing, relaxed but still elegant


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:02 AM) : 

i love it


Anonymous malin said ... (6:08 AM) : 

Really nice picture! And a really nice blogg you got! :-) People in fantastic clothes!
Keep up the good work!


Blogger pve design said ... (6:26 AM) : 

"Lois was pleased with her sassy new shoes and cigarette- She had visions of a talented sassy grandson who would take photos of sassy, sophisticated people -all in her brilliant future."


Blogger pieces of berlin blog said ... (6:29 AM) : 

nice price!



Blogger eleanor said ... (7:21 AM) : 

what a wonderful shot. i love the looks on their faces!


Blogger MJCK said ... (8:34 AM) : 

I think this is one of the best photos of this contest, it's really great. The way Lois poses is very cool, she seems like you can't surprise her, like she knows it all. Tough woman with great clothes!


Anonymous John Wesley said ... (8:37 AM) : 

This is a great photograph.
Whites really pop these women off the page.
The composition, contrast, background, women's eye contact with camera, and the soldier somewhere else... far-away look, nearly blending into the wall. Fabulous contrasts in presence, (and absence-of, which is just as telling.)
Clearly, Lois owns this shot!


Anonymous Frida said ... (10:46 AM) : 

I love the women om the left, her attitude chills me! Want to frame this photograph and put it where everyone can see it!


Anonymous ryan said ... (11:06 AM) : 

best vintage photo of the lot so far, and great sign for the summery weather


Blogger Sarah said ... (11:38 AM) : 

This is a really fun picture -- I want to know more about them all. Especially confident, striking Lois, of course. I also want to know what kind of man won her, so she'd be a grandma someday. :-)


Blogger Sophia L said ... (12:05 PM) : 

Oh how sassy! I love this :)

These old pictures are really inspiring me. All these women are beautiful because their spunk shows through their clothes and their faces and their posture. Even the woman on the right, much more demure, looks like she owns herself, by the look in her eye. So beautiful!


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:10 PM) : 

Sart, Lois and whoever's grandmother she is....this is THE winner for me. just amazing. the style, the nonchalance, the composition, the clothes, the background, the expressions! even the nuance of light....all are excellent. this is a photo befitting of the sartorialist blog.


Blogger DEREK IS A DEMOCRAT said ... (12:17 PM) : 

I had to laugh, my Grandmother Lois was a sassy number herself. Your Lois actually is more "Saucy" to me. Now, I'm gonna have to go find a pic of her and send it in!


Blogger gem twin said ... (12:50 PM) : 

wow--I grew up in Yakima! I am going to send this to my parents they are probably around the same age.



Blogger Elizabeth said ... (1:42 PM) : 

Oh wow...this is so inspiring! I love the whole photograph, and especially Lois. And wooo Yakima! Washington is beautiful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:18 PM) : 

What I find amazing is that the fashion those two women are wearing is back in now!! Underwear as outter wear, socks and sandals. And that man is a little looker too.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:20 PM) : 

I love the fact that fashion goes through cycles, everything those two glamourous ladies are wearing is back in now. Brogues, underwear as outterwear, socks and sandals. AMAZING! And that man with his aviators is bit of a looker..


Anonymous Asterix said ... (4:35 PM) : 

Gorgeus women, nice style!


Blogger notanotherblog said ... (4:52 PM) : 

Pardon me for being so 2006, but your grandma Lois held the fiercest pose I've ever seen.


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:28 PM) : 

I am from a town 30mi north called Ellensburg. Who ever knew that the "palm springs of Washington" could have such cool folks. Too bad its full of despair now a days.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:35 PM) : 

Well the sign might say eatmore, but those slim folks seem to know their limit. What a stylish bunch, and each with such a distinct personality conveyed. Wonderful photo!


Anonymous c.a. Marks said ... (7:09 PM) : 

LOVE THIS! Thanks for sharing it with us.


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:15 PM) : 

love this one.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:19 PM) : 

now that is SASS, love it!


Anonymous Mostly said ... (9:33 PM) : 

What an amazing much cool in one picture.


Blogger anguspainting said ... (10:19 PM) : 

i love this photo!!!


Blogger trish {*_*) said ... (10:56 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:29 PM) : 

Damn. What a badass. I want to be like her.


Anonymous John Wesley said ... (12:04 AM) : 

I've had to revisit this photo.
It's a masterpiece.
Look at the dynamics created by all three left legs at same angle.
I would love to see a modern fashion photo pay homage to this shot.


Blogger Alice said ... (1:38 AM) : 

I love this photo! I'm also a Washingtonian and I can say that your Grandma was anything but typical of a woman from Yakima in her generation. Looking at her photo makes me wish I'd met her and that maybe we'd sat on the front porch with some beer and smokes telling stories.


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:52 AM) : 

I absolutely adore Grandma Lois' attitude. Pre-Rock n' roll swagger at its best!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:35 AM) : 

these people are ahead of their time


Blogger J. said ... (4:43 AM) : 

Her attitude is her outfit. Way too cool. Waaay too cool.


Blogger Nx said ... (5:04 AM) : 

Granny Lois had moxy! Adore this pic


Blogger Boo Green said ... (5:30 AM) : 

This picture is fantastic in SO many ways! I absolutely adore the contrast of the somewhat feminine body language of the soldier (crossed legs, hands in lap, looking off in the distance) to Lois, who sits with a strong, open and masculine position, staring the camera right through the lens... and to top it off- the smirk! what a shot! x


Blogger SuzieM said ... (10:00 AM) : 

this is by far my favourite vintage photo posted until now. it is so cool how the woman on the left is sitting. that attitude in those days must have really made her special.


Blogger stålar said ... (11:17 AM) : 

must say i love this pic. you rarely see these attitudes and expressions in the olden times! brilliant from start to finish.


Blogger escritora said ... (12:26 PM) : 

I love this photo. The lady on the left - fantastic!


Blogger Ferdimarc Domingo said ... (12:34 PM) : 

Doesn't the woman on the left resemble the model Kim Noorda? She is so stunning that I thought I would point it out :D


Anonymous bonfide tokyoite said ... (12:43 PM) : 

that sass! she just oozes a confident classy sexuality. beautiful! and the other two in the picture just complete it--I love to know about all of them


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:09 PM) : 

that is one sassy lady!


Blogger jy196 said ... (6:35 PM) : 

One of the most remarkable things about this photograph is that the man she is sitting next to seems to be of Asian descent. As well as looking so stylish, she seems utterly at ease, one leg up, a cigarette in hand, her lips a half-snarl, next to the uniformed Asian man. To put it into context, in 1940s in Washington, California, and all along the West Coast, Asians and Asian Americans were NOT a welcome part of the greater society: the war heralded an ever-narrowing of civil liberties for Asian Americans, culminating in curfews and the dislocation of Japanese and Japanese Americans into Internment Camps. The Chinese fared no better; the Chinese Exclusion Act was not repealed until the early 1940s.

To me, she appears to be a cultural iconoclast, not just a sartorial one. What a woman!


Blogger achtungchristy said ... (11:06 PM) : 

oooh... saddle shoes... now i want a pair.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:05 AM) : 

Lois and friends are ace. More ace than a novel full of words could describe.


Anonymous Anabelle said ... (7:15 AM) : 

These are the coolest kids I've seen in years! How did Lois get away with a cropped top back then? She is gorgeousness!


Blogger D e g a i n e said ... (1:59 PM) : 

your grandma is officially the trendiest grandma out there!

D e g a i n e


Anonymous Donald Reid said ... (6:17 PM) : 

Your Grandmother is the coolest woman of the 20th century - no doubt.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:47 PM) : 

It's seeing pics like this that makes you think there were no colours in the old days. I can't imagine how this would've looked like in colour... And I saw this pic at just the perfect moment, had Benny Goodman's Sing Sing Sing playing in the background. I can picture your grandma getting all groovey to that tune, caring bout nothin else than having a blast! She looks über-kool and super laid-back, and you can really see she's sharp! Thanks for sharing!


Anonymous Agustina said ... (9:19 PM) : 

Love her love her! Beautiful!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:43 AM) : 

Such an awesome photo. Makes me really wish I knew Grandma Lois. She's just so damn cool!
And I love the two girls' expressions, especially while the guy in the middle just looks so dazed. Looks like they're planning something, haha. xD


Blogger J said ... (10:29 AM) : 

Just love this photo. The attitudes are amazing. It almost seems like this had to be staged, but it probably wasn't, which makes it fabulous :-).


Anonymous sophie.s said ... (11:52 AM) : 

well, things definitely were better those days.
i barely see people that are obviously interested in fashion and don't look costumed.
this is grace.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:18 PM) : 

grandama Lois looks like a badass. fabulous pic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:56 PM) : 

Looks like Garance.


Anonymous Mattieologie said ... (2:40 PM) : 

This picture is great!


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:01 PM) : 

She is sharing a sly secret with the camera-I like the lass on the right too, and feel sorry for the gent in the middle wedged b/w those strong female forces!


Blogger roccodante said ... (9:44 PM) : 

My Mom grew up in yakima. She had 8 brothers and sisters about this age, so I bet they know these folks or did. She was a few years behind this photo but it just shows the era - love the attitudes as well.


Blogger Chaendra G said ... (1:59 AM) : 

I love this whole shot! The saddle shoes and the whole funky androgynous


Blogger Michelle said ... (11:33 AM) : 

the pictures of your grandmother are amazing. They make me nastolgic and anxious at the same time. Simple beauty and everything else a woman should be captured in what was a probably a basic shot enjoying the moment. Please keep them coming.


Anonymous Missy Fussy said ... (4:11 PM) : 

Oh my goodness I had a grandma Lois, not quite in Yakima but nearby in Wenatchee! And yes I have similar photos with her and men in uniform (most notably future grandpa but also her schoolmates who were preparing to go off to war). This has inspired me to dig some up!


Blogger Loulou a la francaise said ... (6:13 PM) : 

Grandma Lois gets my vote!!!
A superb photo. In all honesty, until I read the previous posts I hadn't even noticed the other people in the shot. Lois steals it!


Blogger Alida said ... (7:11 PM) : 

I love how the two women look as if they are sharing a wicked secret or joke and the gentlemen looks like whatever they said went over his head. Great picture.


Blogger Michelle P said ... (8:00 PM) : 

Whooweee, does this photo have a story to tell or what? Loaded with swagger too, just fantastic.


Anonymous m.edwin said ... (12:36 AM) : 

screw typical historical pictures. these homemade shots really give a better impression of the times. they're old, yet touched with such an unstaged sincerity that makes the emotions they convey timeless.


Anonymous Michael Mundy said ... (1:07 AM) : 

Such a great photo. Three people with great style and personality. Thanks for sharing that.


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:53 PM) : 

LOVED her two tone shoessss


Blogger Jenny D. said ... (10:43 PM) : 

I love this photo.


Anonymous Allie said ... (9:29 AM) : 

That shot should be in a magazine - so much attitude!


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:19 PM) : 

i love the attitude of your grandma! she looks so good!


Blogger Urban Weeds said ... (7:18 PM) : 

WOW!!!! I'm so excited.

I just found out this was posted... This is the photograph of my grandma. Thank you all for such lovely comments.

Grandma was pretty much awesome. Back then Papa was a bomber in the service, shot down, and held as a POW in a German camp in WWII. Even though no one knew what happened to him, she 'just knew' he was alive and would come back to her. He was, and he came home to the love of his life. They have an amazing love story any life story.

Grandma was incredibly stylish and sassy her whole life. She loved style and wasn't afraid of trends. She never cared what people thought of her. If she loved it she wore it, or said it, or did it... she was crazy cool.

And can I plug myself? Maybe. I have a quiet little style blog here in Portland Oregon. Stop by and say hello!

And a super big thank you to Mr. Scott Schuman for posting! Amazing blog. Huge inspiration to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thanks all!


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:05 AM) : 

love this. so much.


Anonymous Suzan said ... (12:27 PM) : 

Haha, i love these kind of photo´s! I like the old school feeling.


Blogger Dacia Michal said ... (7:39 PM) : 

I live real close to Yakima. Just brings the picture more to life for me :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:57 AM) : 

This woman has officially made Yakima that time. But Yakima now is very much not so. Just a small agricultural town in Washington state where the youth flee to Seattle with a dream of hipster-dom.


Blogger 82Brute said ... (7:46 AM) : 

This photograph delights me to no end. These two women look like they're about to eat this clueless captain for lunch. The image flies in the face of the 1950s convention of Good Girls and Bad Boys. Clearly the tables are turned here. Fabulous.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:46 AM) : 

She is beautiful - wish I lived, then, sometimes :)


Blogger bien venido a mi sitio web said ... (7:21 PM) : 

a simply great photo, especially with "Eat more" "giant killers" in the mix.


Anonymous Sar said ... (12:52 PM) : 

What a badass.


Blogger Mendy. said ... (6:00 PM) : 

I love this photo.

I'm from the Yakima area and have a multitude of black and whites of my grandparents in the Pacific Northwest. It seems the class and sass were very much alive in 1940's fashion.


Blogger J. Ericson said ... (9:04 AM) : 

Great photo! Love the faces and poses, love the 40s. Cool shoes.


Blogger Zbarsky said ... (5:11 AM) : 

i want to be wearing her outfit right now! she has such steeze! man!


Blogger wiley woman said ... (7:26 PM) : 

holy moses she is the coolest lady i have ever seen.


Blogger hlj said ... (9:05 AM) : 

She must have been one independent rebel :)


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