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Not much colour.
June 10, 2011
10:48 am
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April 12, 2011

When I look back I don't see things in colour. Everything is brown or grey. Even photos are sepia or black and white. There seemed to be a lack of colur back then don't you think?

June 10, 2011
6:22 pm
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April 4, 2011

FlorrieMay you are right on target there.  The colors at that time were somber, and many times were solid in color.  The most popular colors were black, navy or other dark colors.  Post WWII had the emergence of long awaited new fashions, along with the introduction of more colors, but these fasions were not as readily available in the US as they were in Europe. 

June 13, 2011
3:01 pm
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May 16, 2011

We had plenty of color around back then. My mother made a lot of clothes out of flour sacks at that time. My sister's had some very pretty dresses she made from the fabric she saved from them. She and Dad would always try to get two or more sacks that were made of the same fabric if they could. Otherwise she just used what she had for quilts.

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