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Very well dressed ladies. Holmes in center. Holmes Rd Searcy AR

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Holmes Rd Searcy AR Mrs. Holmes well dressed

Dressed with class. Over 100 years ago?

This is an old, old picture but it shows how styles change through the years and how the men and women copied the styles.  Women evidently liked the ruffled collar and the fancy sleeves.  Note two bracelets alike, two necklaces alike, slim waists and pins!  Pins used to be worn and were stylish but how many do you see today? And how about that large bow at the back of one's head!!

The lady in the middle, Gertrude,  ended up in Searcy AR. She married an Arkansas guy named Ballard Holmes and  lived on our now popular Holmes Road.  They built a large rock house in approximately 1916 that is still there, had 4 kids and helped Searcy grow.  I assume that family is why Holmes Road is named Holmes Road!

holmes rd house gertrude and ballard

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

What a lovely story of how Searcy Arkansas can to be Searcy  - thanks for sharing with us

Apr 03, 2024 10:58 AM
Barbara S. Duncan

Thank you, Lise

Apr 03, 2024 04:17 PM
June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Realty - Columbia, MD
Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership

I love history and love to know who lived places and stories from the past, thanks for sharing.

Apr 03, 2024 11:36 AM
Barbara S. Duncan

Thank you, June.

Apr 03, 2024 04:18 PM