June 05, 2005

I don't know the cat's name...

tonytietzbaby.jpg

This is a photo of my grandmother's younger brother. I don't know why he was wearing a dress, but there are lots of baby pictures of him in drag. He grew up straight despite that--so far as we know....

Posted by Susie at June 5, 2005 12:46 AM
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Dresses for boys were common during that era...don't ask me why, but little boys were dressed like that.
Here's a link.
http://histclo.com/intro.html

Posted by: Rachel Ann at June 5, 2005 03:05 AM

There is a picture of my Uncle Roy in drag from the same era. I think I'll put one of my boys in lace and take a few snapshots for posterity.

Posted by: Roger at June 6, 2005 12:11 AM

Now you know why men of that era were at the beck and call of their mothers.

"Sonny, you will not marry that hussy!"

"But ma! I love her!"

"Don't make angry, sonny. You know what happens when I get angry."

"No, ma! Not the the family photo album! Please! No, Anything but that!"

"Get the album!"

"Ma! Ma! I'll be good! I'll get rid of the hussy! I'm sorry, ma!"

"Get the album, boy."


There's a really, really funny movie spoof of Psycho in there somewhere...

Posted by: J Fielek at June 6, 2005 06:07 AM

Cool picture... my husband would have a fit if I put our boys in dresses and took pictures.

Posted by: vw bug at June 6, 2005 08:46 AM

I have seen lots of family photos of boys dressed like that. ADORABLE!

Posted by: Jen H at June 8, 2005 03:49 PM

Yes they used to dress little boys in dresses until about age 2-3 then short pants. Little baby boys often wore jewelry as well.

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at June 9, 2005 01:25 PM