Community Chronicles – All Dolled Up

Jennifer Moonsong

Central Division

General Manager

Jobe Publishing, Inc.

 

Whether it’s work, play or business that people were dressed for, there’s no mistaking that fashion trends have changed considerably over the past hundred plus years.

These are images of the way the people of Metcalfe and Barren Counties dressed in days gone by.

Photos provided by Barren County Heritage and the Metcalfe County Historical Society.

Mary Philpott, the wife of Joseph Philpott the founder of Center.

Annie Philpott Allen of Metcalfe County was known for her beautiful gardens and crafts. The high collared dresses, like the one pictured here, were commonplace in the early 1900s.

Nancy and Louise Coleman, dressed to impress. East Fork bridge, at Bridgeport the early 1940s. Annie Philpott Allen of Metcalfe County was known for her beautiful gardens and crafts. The high collared dresses, like the one pictured here, were commonplace in the early 1900s.

Out for a ride, in the clothes of the era. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pedigo, on their Harley Davidson motorcycle in 1920.

 

Dressed for graduation. The first four graduates of Glasgow high school in 1910, along with EB Terry, principal, Wendell Holmes Honeycutt, and William Carl Turner.

 

Long white dresses with puffy sleeves, hog collars and cameos were the trend of 1905 for these Liberty College Graduates in Glasgow.

Captain Crigler, the conductor of the Glasgow Railway, dressed in the old fashion conductor’s uniform.

 

Dressed for work in his blacksmith shop Sam Walker of Nobob at his shop at Logan’s Crossroads, circa 1935.

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