Type of Source: Picture from mollymakingmoney.wix.com Date of Origin: 1920's Women's suffrage became a large issue in the 1920's to 30's. Women had to fight for their rights to vote and even to be classified as 'persons' In 1916 Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta gave women the provincial vote, later in 1917 Ontario and BC followed. In May of 1918 all Canadian women were granted the right to vote, except Quebec. Anderson, Doris. "Status of women." The Canadian Encyclopedia. 2/07/06.
It's no secret that one of my ultimate goals in life is to own my own shop, my own little high street boutique...a haven of beautiful things. I have folders brimming with tear sheets and sketch books loaded with notes and doodles with all the little details. I imagine this cute as a button shop with a French inspired shop front, a rattly old door with a mat for muddy feet...a stand for soggy umbrellas. I imagine rubbed down wooden floorboards layered with cosy shag piles and a resident cat!
I like how this photo seems all drab and dreary, all except for the bright red umbrella. The color contrast between the snow and the umbrella really makes the picture for me. by Saul Leiter Footprints, 1950