Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My mother in Cheongsam

I understand that the folks at the museums are organising an exhibition on the cheongsam called, “Are you in the mood for cheongsams”. Whilst I am in no position to comment, I do have in my possession some old photos of my late mother in cheongsam. These photos are probably from the 1940’s; before I was born, and hence I don’t recognize most of the other people in the photos. I think it was fashionable for young ladies of that era to take go to the photo studios to have such photos taken.

I have posted these photos to my Good Morning Yesterday (book) Fan Page here. Enjoy.

Sorry for the poor quality of the photo. I do not have the photoshop skills to fix the 'defects'. My mother is seated.

My mother is on the right. I wonder who is the kid she is holding. Too small to be my brother Chun Chew. The 3 young men are her younger brothers. I think the writing at the bottom right says, "21st June 1947"

Anyone got similar photos to share?


peter said...

I realised pre-WWII cheong sam with socks and shoes. Remembered seeing Kwa Geok Choo also in same fashion trend.

Lam Chun See said...

I think the Cheongsam brings out the elegance of Oriental women.