I don’t know if my ancestors had a “doubting purse,” as the ad mentions, but they had fashionable shoes. Here are members of the Blanche Collins family of Winston-Salem showing off their outfits. The matching hats were quite possibly made by the lady looking over her shoulder in the background, Fannie Johnson Oakley. The boy and the girl seated on the left were children of her sister, Blanche Johnson Collins. The ad appeared in the Mt. Airy News, 1917. The photograph was taken around that time.
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