One Family Dress, Seven Girls, And A Century Full Of Pictures

USATODAY_HumankindPublished: August 17, 2017372 views
Published: August 17, 2017

The tradition started with Elizabeth Dick in the roaring twenties when she posed for a picture with a pink and white lace dress. Since 1927, a tradition has started and is still going strong, over 90 years later!

Elizabeth passed the dress on to her daughters, Jann and Teresa, taking their pictures in 1951 and 1963, and in the 70s it was Andrea and Lisa’s turn. Little Kaitlyn set the tone for the 21st century, and this year it was Summer’s turn. It all accounts to seven girls, four generations, all flaunting the same old dress over the course of 90 years. As long as the dress can survive, the family plans to continue the tradition!

All the girls in the family had their picture taken in this family dress, which was purchased at deJong's in Evansville for $25, about 90 years ago. The dress has now been worn by seven females in the family, spanning four generations and it has been handed down since then. Each girl is photographed in the same position, with one leg crossed under the other. What an amazing memento!

The pink fabric used to be really pink, and the lace that's now yellow was whiter than white. Nobody has worn it other than to take the pictures, in order to preserve it in good condition, and avoid having it washed. It's a family tradition and it is very special to us!

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