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Photograph Showcase: Fancy Grandma

DUVAL, Deane, May 1954 - edited
Deane Alice Duval, May 1954


My Grandma looks so happy in this photo!  I wonder what occasion had her looking so fancy?

This photo was taken by her mother and printed by her father in May of 1954.



Happy Friday!  I hope you come across a beautiful photo of someone you love very, very soon!!  xoxo


11 thoughts on “Photograph Showcase: Fancy Grandma”

  1. It looks like she was dressed for a very formal wedding! Do you know who might have been getting married in May 1954?

    1. I don’t! I just checked her maternal aunts and uncles and didn’t see a marriage for that time. They didn’t have contact with her paternal aunts and uncles so I didn’t check those. I have been wondering if it was just a “glamour shot.” I have so many photos for this part of my family that I’m just happy that most of them are dated. Very few also have notes about the occasion which leads me to believe there may not have been one for this photo. But who know?! 🙂

        1. She was 22, so very possibly. Although she didn’t have any cousins around. Maybe something on her husband’s side of the family?

    1. Thank you, Marian! Hmmm… maybe prom, if she was a chaperone. She was married with two children when this was taken. I wonder when her brother graduated, maybe she chaperoned his prom…?

  2. Hollywood glamour! My first thought when I saw the photo. You don’t mention her age so I checked your previous posts and saw she was just short of turning 22. She’s beautiful.

    1. Thank you, Cathy!! Yes, I should have shared her age and state of life at the time. You are right, almost 22, married with two children. 🙂

      She looks a lot like one of my cousins in this photo. I’ve never noticed a resemblance before. ❤️

  3. A lovely photo! I at first thought prom, but it could have been a special event such as a play or symphony.

    1. Thank you, Nancy! Yes, I suppose it could be a special event. Although my Grandma was more of a hunter/outdoorswoman than a formal event attender so I’m a bit puzzled. 😉

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