1920S AUSTRALIAN LADIES PIPE BAND

1920s-pipeband-womens00I FOUND THIS OLD POSTCARD IN A JUNK & EPHEMERA STORE. I AM FASCINATED TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN LADIES PIPE BAND. ALL THAT I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FIND OUT SO FAR, IS THAT THE BAND WAS AROUND IN THE 1920S & WENT ON AT LEAST ONE WORLD TOUR. I WOULD IMAGINE A LADIES PIPE BAND FROM DOWN UNDER WOULD HAVE BEEN SOMEWHAT OF A CURIOSITY IN THE ROARING TWENTIES, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY WENT ON THEIR WORLD TOUR. WHILE I WAS SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION ON THE LADIES PIPE BAND I STUMBLED ACROSS THIS POSTER ADVERTISING FOR IMMIGRANTS TO COME TO AUSTRALIA DURING THE EARLY 1920S. I’TS A BIT SEXIST. IF THE WOMEN IN THE PIPE BAND WHERE TO STAY AT HOME LIKE THE POSTER SUGGESTS, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO WORLD TOUR & I WOULD NEVER HAVE FOUND THEIR CURIOS POSTCARD.Southern_Cross__to_British

 

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Girl on a Cake, Retro Kitsch & Colourful Photography

imageFrom the time we are little girls we are given birthday cakes baked in the image of pretty girls. Then as we grow older some of us dream of being a girl on a wedding cake. The fashion for decorating girls in icing has changed over the years. Here I present some retro photographs of girls & women on cakes. imageimageThis woman looks a little like a Stepford wife & her husband looks like a Ken doll made of plasticine.

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