Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 11, 1976 · Page 55
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 55

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 11, 1976
Page 55
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Costumes Represent Three Centuries Mrs. Charles Ballou of The Greenbrier (left) in 50s Dior Suit Owned by Mrs. Jess Parker of Charleston, Mrs. Nancv White of Union (center) in 1890 Dress of Taffeta and Lace Belonging to Mrs. E. Samuel Moore of Charleston and Miss Ann Ford of Lewisburg in Costume of 1776 Surirfa,v,G,a*zie1te-.Mail T- '^--fe:x ,',, "!;.«jtfft.^.ij- I''"';;;--f^?r^'- 1 Guests at the Greenbrier Hotel glimpsed the glamour of yesteryear last weekend when a group of Charleston women dug into their closets and dusted off a collection of fashion antiques for a "Belles of 1776-1976" style show. The show, produced by Peck's Inc., and directed by Ms. Sheri Seckman, was presented as part of the spa's Heritage Holiday. Television personality Johnny Olson introduced the showing and his wife was one of the models. In addition to the parade of bygone fashions, guests were treated to champagne and watermelon at the Springhouse and historical vignettes by the Greenbrier Valley Theater Group. IE --July I I . 1976 American Heritage... Yesteryear's Fashions Cocktail Dress, Travel Suit Join Circa 1900 Shirtwaist Dolly Ann Seixas (left). Wife of Greenbrier Tennis Pro Vic Seixas, in Ceil Chapman Dress From the 50s Owned by Mrs. James Hartman of Charleston; Linn Hanson of Lewisbtrg in 1910 Traveling Suit and Mrs. Barbara Patterson of White Sulphur Springs in 1900s Shirtwaist Fashions Reflect Fickle Hemlines Nancy Peck (left) of Columbus, Ohio, in 1960s Two-Piece Dress Owned by Mrs Jess Parker of Charleston, Carlina Paul of New York in 1830 Costume and Mrs. Susan Payne of Beckley in 1958 Cocktail Frock From Mrs. James , Hartman of Charleston. . Spanning Years From 1895 to 1936 Mrs. Sandy Julius of White Sulphur Springs in Dress Worn by Mrs. James Hartman of Charleston in 1936 (left), Mrs. M. M. Casdorf (center) of Ronceverte in 20s Dress Belonging to Mary Helen Thaw and Mrs. A. S. Thomas of Charleston in Grandmother's Second Day Wedding Dress Worn in 1895 Flapper Fashions From Charlestonian Mrs. Rosemary Bugas, Mrs. Sue King and Mrs. Jane Withers of \\Tiite Sulphur Springs in Dresses Owned by Mary Helen Thaw

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