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Photograph Showcase: Adorable in his Knickers


PETERSON, Ronald as young boy in knickers
Ronald Skeen Peterson


This adorable boy is my Grandpa, Ronald Skeen Peterson.  There are so many things about this photo to love – his suit, especially the knickers, his socks, the big smile, the tip of his head, the details of the curtains in the background.  It’s just a great picture that puts a smile on my face.



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10 thoughts on “Photograph Showcase: Adorable in his Knickers”

      1. That’s what I would think. My dad was born ni 1926, and I’ve seen a few photos of him dressed similarly. I just wasn’t sure when your grandfather was born. I guess we are a generation apart!

  1. This is such a lovely image. I have to tell you though; for me (with my British /NZ cultural influences), “knickers” are women’s underwear. So I did kind of do a double-take at your post title. 🙂

    1. Hahaha!! Now I’m questioning my own title. My family always calls knee-length pants that have a band near the knee, knickers. But that doesn’t mean it’s the commonly used term! I don’t dare google it though. 😉

        1. Oh, it sure does sound Dutch! I just looked it up (carefully) and it says this for knickerbockers:
          see knickers.
          a New Yorker.
          a descendant of the original Dutch settlers in New York.
          noun: knickerbocker

          And the definition for knickers is this:
          loose-fitting trousers gathered at the knee or calf.
          a woman’s or girl’s underpants.

          So I guess we are both right! Haha. 🙂

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