Ladies showing off their feedsack frocks.
Liza Ferneyhough’s (aka. Stellarbaby) wonderful illustration and post about feed sack dresses
“the great depression is so visually interesting. feed sack dresses! flour sack undies! cardboard insulation!
flattened tin can roofs! dugouts! canned veg! people were so resourceful.”
I get so obsessed with the inventive and colorful prints from feedsacks of the era.
My great-grandmother’s quilts have snippets of some of the very best ones ever!
It’s almost as if the psychedelic cheerfulness was meant to directly combat the dreary dustiness of everyday 1930′s life.
Nothin’ beats a little flowered feedsack in the summertime, y’all! I love this one Miss Anja (Clever Nettle) found.
Love this pretty pinky number worn by The Snail and The Cyclops
Dirt roads and bare feet, indeed!
♥ Topman LTD launches its latest range ‘Dust Bowl‘ inspired by the drifters that built America’s railroads, resulting in vintage inspired garments in denim, twills and heavy washed jersey. A nod to native American styling is offered in the form of embroidery and patch-work.
♥ Shorpy’s Image Gallery from the Great Depression – the photograph we used for the poster came from here!
Thanks Shorpy! We love you so!
I say, there’s one way to wear it! Lawdy!
The following photos are from the Library of Congress photo archives on flickr:
Jack Whinery, homesteader, and his family, Pie Town, New Mexico, 1940
1941 – At the Vermont State Fair – a family in feed sack dresses
Let’s Go! World’s Fairs of the 1930s
Orchestra at square dance in McIntosh County, Oklahoma, 1939 or 1940
Sugar cane worker and his woman, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, 1941 – Notice her shirt, made out of sugar cane sack!
Bayou Bourbeau plantation, a Farm Security Administration cooperative, vicinity of Natchitoches, La.
Three children sitting on the porch of a house, 1940.
Are you feelin’ inspired yet? I know we are!