Archive | October 5, 2011

Fashion Parade Article: Agnes Cully Peters

Fashion Parade-Knit Wear-Frocks-Hats….
New York Amsterdam News (1943-1961) Nov 25, 1950
ProQuest Historical Newspapers, New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)
Pg. 22


Fashion Parade-Knit Wear-Frocks-Hats….

Kanters from Fashion Knitting Knook, shown at Golden Gate last Saturday Evening shown by Miss Annice Hairston.  Left to Right are: Miss Adele Rogers in knitted suit and crocheted beaded bag; Miss Anna Chase in daytime frock of wool with crocheted pockets, belt and neck trimming; Miss Helen Mitchell, in an evening dress with crocheted cummerbund and beaded bag, and Miss Fannie Ricks who carries a hand crocheted beaded bag with a sports suit.

Miss Billie Taylor wears a two-piece sport dress with detachable cape and brown leather belt, from the collection of holiday clothes to be shown by Agnes Cully Peters, Sunday evening, Dec. 3, in Crystal Room of  Brevoort Hotel in the Village.

Other models include mmes. and Misses Delores Duncan Wharton, Betty Peters, Rhoda Wynn,  June Thompson, Hazel Sharper, Hermine Pair, Fannie Robinson, Iona Newsome, Janice King, Antoinette Hamilton, Beulah Hagans, Dorothy Graham, Marian Davis, and Bessie Buchanan.

Brevoort Hotel with Mark Twain House in Background

Hats by Sarah Foye for holiday parties, are modeled by (l to R) Miss Mary Lauchner in a green velvet bonnet with veil; Mrs. Laura Holt who wears a Persian hat gilded with sequin; and Miss Lillian Credel in a saucy green felt derby.

Dress made by my Grandmother
Agnes Cully Peters
Model, Miss Billie Taylor
Original Photo from Cully Photo Collection,
 shown in News article

According to this article, My mother Betty Peters and her friend Dolores Duncan Wharton were to be in my grandmother’s fashion show.

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not so Wordless Wednesday: Robert W. Bunn Jr- 90th Birthday

    These photos were taken at my Great Grand Uncle’s 90th birthday in 2008.  Robert is my dad’s favorite Uncle, and my grandmother Helen Bunn’s second to the youngest sibling.  My grandmother was born in 1903 and has been deceased for 22 years now.  My Uncle Robert is still living in Rialto, CA.

Yvette (Me) and My Great Uncle Robert Wesley Bunn
     I  do not remember meeting my Uncle Robert before his birthday party, but my father used to talk about him all the time.  The party was like a small family reunion as I had not seen the Bunn’s family since I had been twelve years old and possibly since my grandmother’s funeral in 1989.

     I had not heard from this side of my family for years, but I was very curious as to if my Uncle Robert was still living and I began searching for him in 2002 or 2003.  I found him and we began communicating over the phone, then I lost contact with him.  The search was on again.  I had a difficult time finding Robert so I decided to find his daughter Rochelle.  It took me awhile but with today’s search engines, I succeeded.

Bunn’s and the Porter-Moore’s

     Uncle Robert talked to me a lot at his party, but he did not seem to remember as much as I was hoping he would about his days in Louisiana growing up.

Ancestry.com

The household consisted in 1920 consisted of

Robert Bunn       Father
Edith                   Mother
John  (19)
Helen  (16)
Elizabeth  (13)
Mary   (10)
Joseph  (7)
Hattie  (5)
Robert Bunn Jr.  (1yr 11mo.)
William Bunn (Born in 1920 after the Census)

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The material, both written and photographic on these pages is the copyright of Yvette Porter Moore unless stated. Material on this site may be used for personal reference only. If you wish to use any of the material on this site for other means, please seek the written permission of Yvette Porter Moore
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