Today’s post is a bit off topic, but I’ll be bringing it around to fashion before it ends.
In 1953 the two kids are all consumed by their books (I’m betting there’s at least one comic book hidden behind the “legitimate” books) and today’s kids are consumed by their smart phones and other gadgets. But the result is the same. Dad is lecturing about how they could read at home, and mom is taking photos to share with her friends. In today’s world she’d at least make the kids stand in front of the pretty view so she could post the photos on her blog and write about how much fun they had.
I tried to pinpoint Point Lookout. I wasn’t even sure it was a depiction of an actual place. And while there are Point Lookouts all over the country, this one looks like it was taken in my part of the country. There was a Point Lookout on Highway 70 between Asheville and Old Fort, and it very well could have been the spot. Today, Hwy 70 has been replaced by I-40, but there is still a trail up to Point Lookout that people can hike or bike.
And now for the fashion. I’m sure you’ve noticed that the mom and the daughter are both wearing dresses. I can remember taking rides on the Blue Ridge Parkway, or through the Smokies, and my great aunt and my grandmother would be wearing casual dresses, but thank goodness that by the early 1960s, little girls were allowed to wear shorts for a day in the mountains.