16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, August 29, 1911: Did some fixing at one of my school dresses. I will soon need them for school starts next week. I’m so glad. I intend to be very studious and see if I can’t make a better record this coming year than I did last. Last year’s average was poor enough. I know.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
I wonder what repairs Grandma needed to make to one of her old school dresses. I bet that she wished that she had some stylish new clothes. The August 1911 issue of Ladies Home Journal showed the latest school clothes styles for young women.
For more pictures of 1911 clothes, see 1911 Dresses.