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”
He was adorable! What year would this be?
Thank you, Amy! I’m not sure. There was no date on the photo. He was born in 1926. I’m not great at guessing ages, but I’m thinking he’s about 9…? So maybe 1935?
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!
I guess we are! 🙂
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. 🙂
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. 😉
Hehe. We know them as knickerbockers and now I’m wondering about the origin of that word. It sounds Dutch to me.
Oh, it sure does sound Dutch! I just looked it up (carefully) and it says this for knickerbockers:
a New Yorker.
a descendant of the original Dutch settlers in New York.
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. 🙂
🙂 I didn’t know about the New Yorker definition!
Me neither, but you were right on the money with your guess.