Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Scholten Sisters






My Grandfather's sisters, Hendrieka, Johanna, and Elisabeth (Hattie, Jo, and Beth) were fashionable and talented. I knew two of them in their old age. An elderly neighbor of ours said everyone would take note when the Scholten Sisters walked into church on Sunday morning.
I grew up seeing the hats photograph, but the winter one is new to me. I love it capturing the every day winter weather wardrobe, so seldom seen in photographs. Even the gloves and mittens are included!

11 comments:

Hedgehog said...

Those hats are just fabulous!! Lots of Johannas and Elisbeths in my family. :) Love the winter photo, too.

Lily said...

Wow to the hats! Thank goodness for polar fleece :)

Screen Door said...

Great photos-- what a keepsake... aren't the women beautiful?!?! Women just don't look like that anymore...

Anonymous said...

Your aunts are lovely. Isn't it wonderful to have such evidence of where we come from?

Sharon

Jane Weston said...

What wonderful hats.. couldn't help noticing that in the top picture the ladies are all looking at something different...especially the one on the left. Just what was going on behind the photographer? hmm just makes you wonder.

Kieny said...

Lovely old pictures!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Such stylish young ladies. Did they all go on to raise families?

Dawn said...

Oh these are wonderful pictures and family heirlooms!

Darcie said...

"Fashionistas"...as my daughters would say! What lovely photos!

Karen said...

Now those are remarkable photographs. How interesting that they sat for the one photo with all of their winter woolies on.

Willeke said...

What a very pretty ladys, your 'tantes' were. Lovely expensive hats, I would think.
Were they the first generation Scholtens in the USA?
The winterphoto looks like a 'foreign fashion' to me. I mean not Dutch at all.
Greetings from a quilter from the Netherlands.