A fan-dango, 1939

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    My mother, an artist, pianist, sculptor, architect, and product designer, had the wild idea to design and produce "Koroseal" dresses, evening gowns etc, at B.F. Goodrich in Akron Ohio in the mid 1930's. This wild idea followed her patented women's form fitting bathing cap idea, which helped launch Esther Williams swimming career. There was also an odd annual event in Akron, called the Akron Rubber City Ball, obviously a gala occasion fashioned in an earlier time. My mother -- Helen Wright Douglass -- designed and produced 10 gowns for this event. I found photos of them recently and thought some might enjoy seeing them from the little known outpost of fashion at the time -- Akron Ohio. www.flickr.com/groups/gusto/

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    1. Ron Wilson 99 months ago | reply

      wow, what a great shot. I love it.

    2. Carole Michaud / Camirio 99 months ago | reply

      BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!!!

      Seen in MY WINNERS!

    3. Mrs. Terry 99 months ago | reply

      Both your parents seem like fantastic people. If you have even a little of their multi-talents, you must be quite an inidividual.

      Terry

      Seen in My Winners.

    4. hialoakapua 99 months ago | reply

      beautiful image
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    5. Juavenita ♥ 95 months ago | reply

      Wow this is amazingly nice

    6. suzysputnik 95 months ago | reply

      I love your story of your parents. What individual geniuses they were. Thank you for sharing their contributions to the world with us.

    7. Burning Details 87 months ago | reply

      This is astonishing!

    8. nelder_g 85 months ago | reply

      Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado Antiguas y nos encantaría agregar tu foto al grupo.

    9. sweetiegirlbabie 83 months ago | reply

      WOW! stunning! only fit for a golden frame on a grand piano

    10. josefontheroad 44 months ago | reply

      Admired in "My_Way♫"

    11. Carhove 38 months ago | reply

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    12. - PhotoSmith - 38 months ago | reply

      Very interesting.

    13. josefontheroad 38 months ago | reply

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    14. Kooklamou - MA., USA 38 months ago | reply

      Fantastic!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! I loved seeing this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      ...e x q u i s i t e a c h i e v e m e n t !
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    15. K. Clark 38 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much for sharing this image it made my day.

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