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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Creative use of cotton wool

It's Saturday again; here's my take on this week's Sepia Saturday.
June 1931 cast photograph from Goole Secondary School's annual school play. The play performed that year was Sheridan's The Rivals and that's my mum, Amy, sitting on the right aged 17. Money was tight in those days, many of the costumes were improvised and yes, the "powdered wigs" were fashioned from cotton wool. I don't know why my mum's scowling...

More photos over at Sepia Saturday.

7 comments:

Brett Payne said...

I think those wigs must've been pretty uncomfortable to have on for any length of time - no wonder at the scowl.

Food Smarts said...

Very clever making wigs out of cotton wool. The only place I see it now is a plug in prescription drug bottles....or cotton balls the manicurists use. Great photo.

Little Nell said...

Let’s be kind to Amy and say it was the sun in her eyes. That’s quite a play to master. Well done to them

Kristin said...

It could be that cotton wool wig causing her to scowl.

Alan Burnett said...

Above and beyond everything else it is such an excellent photograph : such quality and clarity. And so much detail - an essay in itself.

Wendy said...

Amazing costumes - you'd never guess money was tight.

TICKLEBEAR said...

Maybe those wigs were scratchy???
;)~
HUGZ