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Rebecca B. / 5,299 items
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A re-post of one of the most charming vintage photos I own - and unusual! And the winter theme is quite suitable when we have just one week left to Christmas.

This rather unusual CDV depicting two ladies dressed for winter - engaged in a snowball fight! The picture is from rural Sweden (Öland to be more precise) and shows them in a garden, dressed in skirts and jackets suitable for the winter and quite fashionable. The ensembles have matching skirts and jackets and if you look closely at the clothes you can see trimmings (most notable on the darker clad woman). They are probably quite well off - one of the signs are the little hats they are wearing - poorer women at this time would most likely not have owned something like that, they used shawls instead. The fur scarves they are wearing also hint at some money.

And yet they are involved in a snowball fight! It is not just for show either - note the white in the face and on the jacket on the lighter dressed woman, that's not a damage on the photo but snow! No wonder she doesn't look quite happy...

Probably dating to the late 19th century.
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  • Taken: Dec 14, 2012
  • Uploaded: Dec 18, 2016
  • Updated: Jan 7, 2021