Friday, June 22, 2018

"At Farley tea"

My latest tea find on the Library of Congress website is this photo, and the description reads: "At Farley tea. Mrs. Daniel Skilling of New York City, a guest at the tea given by Mrs. James A. Farley, wife of the Postmaster General, on the afternoon of cabinet wives at home. 1/16/35"

This photo makes me wish *I* had been invited to the Farley tea!

But Lord willing, I will be at tea in Senoia on Saturday, where I'll once again be a judge for their hat contest. Photos to come!

7 comments:

  1. Diesn't that look lovely? "afternoon of cabinet wives at home" made me smile. How times have changed!
    Enjoy your tea (and hat judging) this weekend.

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  2. "Doesn't" not "diesn't". Where is autocorrect when it could really be helpful?

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  3. Looks like the Postmaster Gen. was doing quite well! ;) Good for them! What a lovely tea party. These old b&W photos are the bees knees.

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  4. So beautiful! I bet her bracelet is diamonds, and the tea set is sterling!

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  5. What an amazing picture you found. Good luck judging the hat contest.

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  6. Hmmm, I wonder if she is being "mother" for the tea since she is sitting and everything is around her. In the early 1980s I attended a fundraising tea and there was a lady who was "mother," asking how you liked your tea, she prepared it, poured from a silver tea pot that kept being exchanged for her. She added sugar, lemon or milk ad you liked. It wasn't till years later I learned that is the English custom and "mother" can be either sex.

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  7. Looking forward to your hat pictures. Have fun judging.

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