The guy from whom I purchased this photo referred to it as the Atlanta Tennis Club. By the late 1910s, when this photo was taken, the game of tennis was firmly established in the USA, though I doubt these young players were members at a fancy club. Surely they did not allow men to play with just one shoe at the renowned Atlanta Athletic Club!
And so we’ll start off with a tennis story.
* It has been ten years since Geoffrey Beene’s death, and Colin McDowell reminds us of the importance of the designer.
* Susan has written about a long forgotten danger of bicycle riding.
* It would not be Vintage Miscellany without a Charles James link. At the Sunday at the Met program two weeks ago, Zac Posen and “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” co-curator Jan Glier Reeder discussed the design career of James. Take an hour and watch, or rather, listen, and be impressed by the very fashion-literate Mr. Posen.
* Weaver Theo Wright shows how he makes a scarf in this interesting photo essay.
* The Vintage Fashion Guild has unveiled a beautiful new website.
* Don’t even think about stealing museum artifacts in North Carolina. We have cameras everywhere, as two thief wannabees found out.
Next week I’ve having some much needed and long over-due hand surgery, so I may be a bit quiet in the comment department. Posts will still go up, as I’ve got some nice things already lined up and written, and I’ll be reading your comments. Hopefully I’ll be back to clicking the mouse very soon!