Altered Art Book #2 - Skeletons in the Closet

This is book #2 in the Altered Art Book round robin that I am currently part of. The book this month was 'Skeletons in the Closet' and the idea was to use vintage photos. So I used some of the photos that came with the clothing that I bought from the estate of Jessie Laurent Harper in May 2005. Jessie was a milliner in Harlem for many years and her clothing and hats was one of my favorite stock purchases (most items are sold by now) On the first page that folds out, I wrote what info I had about Jessie. Then there is a fold-out 3-page spread of photos of Jessie and friends, including a large group photo from one of the fashion shows that she worked in, and test shots for the advertising fan that she had made for her millinery business. I decorated the pages with some millinery tulle and flowers and ribbon. I actually used copies of the photos, because I couldn't part with the originals.
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5 comments:

Bits said...

What a great thing to do with Jessie's photos. It's great to know about the person that the vintage clothing came from.

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