Sepia Saturday # 215 ~ Paris Arkansas Parade


Paris Texas parade

Street Scene ~ 1923, Paris Arkansas
So many details in this photo- the clothing (how dapper the young boys looked back then), the automobiles,  the crowds lining the street for the parade. I wonder who really was on parade..the floats or the folks? They all seem to be out in their Sunday best.  You would not expect to see men watching a parade nowadays in a suit and tie.  I love the hats..that is one clothing item that I wish would come back in style! 

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photo credit: Holman Collection, LRCGS

48 comments:

  1. I feel a bit ashamed to admit it but I didn't know there was a Paris, Texas until the movie 'Paris, Texas' came out! I love old photos and I'm with you I love hats and wear weather appropriate ones all the time but not the fancy felt and feathers that would really be fun.

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  2. Oh they always looked like they were dressed for a grand day I love that. Hug B

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  3. Love that photo. We certainly did use to dress better. I enjoyed seeing the young men there in plus fours sporting tam-o-shanter hats. Payne Stewart was my favorite golfer for that same attire. I agree about hats. Hats certainly hid those bad hair days.

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  4. I love this photo. The hats are great.
    Hope you have a nice Sunday.

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  5. I love the history in this photo! It's super!

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  6. Such a neat photograph...and I am with you about the hats. I wish they would come back in style as well....

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  7. i love looking at old photos, the way they dressed and how they acted tells a lot about their time. having lived through the times where we had to dress up even to go to movies, and had to wear hats and gloves to church, i for one will not wear a hat or dress up even if it does come back. when i was a teen, we wore church clothes to go downtown on Sat to see a movie and we had to ride a bus like that.... we could not wear pants to church of any kind until the mid 70's when they invented the Pant Suit... and even then they were horrifed if we came to church in pant suits. i worked at Sears and the only pants we could wear to work were if it was a matched pant suit.... yikes

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  8. I could look again and again and always find something new.

    Thanks.

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  9. Great photo of parade, and the regular folks who were viewing it...it's like traveling back in time to see a glimpse of their lives. Wonder what color things were...lots more grey and brown for clothing (and hats) in those days.

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  10. This is a grand photo. I like the ones that capture so much of the history in a broad scene. The float is interesting and I too am amazed with suits and ties. I guess work clothes and dress up clothes were the two ends and there were nothing you could wear in the middle.

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  11. Welcome back Terri. We hope you’ll be posting more soon. This is a wonderful picture and I thoroughly agree with you about hats. I wear sunhats here but when I’m in UK, in the wintery blasts I wear a beret.

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  12. Sometimes I miss those old days when people actually dressed for occasions, now it seems to be so casual, and hardly anyone wears hats anymore. What a great photograph...a treasure!

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  13. Love vintage photos. I kind of miss modest clothing styles and would also love to see hats make a come-back. :)

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  14. What a neat photo. Styles have certainly changed since 1923. I agree with you about hats. When I lived in China 20 years ago, most women still wore hats as part of their 'best' clothes. I thought they looked very stylish.

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  15. I noticed the flat caps and the short longs (or long shorts) too. Wonderful nostalgia Terri.

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  16. Neat photo ~ love the sepia tone ~ fits with the vintage auto ~ thanks,

    artmusedog and carol
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  17. Hi Terri, What a great old photo! I love the vantage point - don't you wonder who took the pic?

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  18. I love how people used to dress. Wished we had that kind of style these days. Especially the hats.

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  19. I love the old picture. I wish hats would come back too. My Dad always wore a hat...even went fishing after work in his suit and hat!

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  20. I'm with you on the hats. That is a very neat photo.

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  21. What a great share in sepia!
    I would wear one of those hat, lets just wear one
    and bring the style back ~
    now to find one. lol

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  22. What an interesting picture. So much history in one shot. Thanks for sharing it.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  23. Shoot, people used to dress up just to go to the store. Now, people wear pjs and underwear to Walmart. I'd be happy if sagging pants on young me would just go permanently out of style!!! My husband was watching some movie just last night where a man had on a hat like was worn in the 40's.....and he said he wished those would come back into style. :)

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  24. I'm loving what look to be velvet capes and fur lined coats...hmmmm.

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  25. A good parade is one thing that all countries enjoy in common. Lovely photo.

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  26. I'm glad that clothing styles are more casual and practical now. I like wearing hats that are functional but not very fashionable.

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  27. I don't know about hats but now I rarely wear a suit and tie and usually that's for funerals. This is a super photo with so much detail, crowds, a float and old cars.

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  28. GREAT capture of a moment in time... What a celebration! blessings ~ tanna

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  29. This IS a fun photo. The street is busy; the lawn is busy; people coming and going. Lots to take in.

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  30. I love this! The history, stories, and tradition here is moving. Thanks. I wish I had those things.

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  31. I love the trsdition and history here. I wish I had that.

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  32. This is a great photo. I love looking at the old photos for the fashion.

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  33. I love old photos. Cool!
    xo Catherine

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  34. I too love the clothing of this period... what a great photo!

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  35. What a cool photo! I do like how people used to dress up for everything back then. I wish that would come back!

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  36. I'm always impressed with the clothing of those days too.
    I can remember when we were first able to wear pants and not dresses to school.
    I was in the eighth grade!

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  37. Small town parades are marvels of civic pride and creativity. We can almost hear the noise of the crowd as each float or band goes by.

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  38. Wonderful old picture, it's funny how everyone used to wear a Hat..Looks smart an added touch makes all the difference.

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  39. I could look at vintage photos all day long....the only thing about the fabulous clothes is the laundry must have been a bugger.

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  40. Love, love, love your most awesome OLD photo!!
    You know me and my love for old pictures!! This is a picture that you want a magnifying glass out and lots of time to look at every inch at all the details of a time long gone --- 100 years + 1 ago!!
    I'd be looking at the clothes and my husband would look at the cars!!
    thank you for sharing!!

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