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Woman's suit
Modernize Tailors, Bill and Jack Wong,Vancouver, 1949

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The dress was created from McLeod tartan for Elaine Bully, graphic designer for Sears in Vancouver. Elaine was known for her outstanding design sense and enjoyed wearing colourful and evocative clothing inspired by the latest European and American fashions.

Brothers Mr. Bill Wong and Mr. Jack Wong continue to run the shop their father opened in 1913 after apprenticing to a British master.

 

Ski fashions
Vancouver, early 1950s

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Poising politely for the camerman are the stars of the movie, "Co-eds on Skis", six University of B.C. skiers who are helping in the making or the movie under brilliant May skies. From left to right, Jo Castillou, Beverly Robertson, Molly Burt, Charlotte Corbitt, Frances Vajda and Maisie Ewart.

 

Women's footwear
Ingledew's Shoe Co., Vancouver, c. 1945

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These women's fashion footwear, with high heels and open toes, contain the Ingledew label. Since 1919 Ingledew's has specialized in men’s and women’s better-quality footwear, handbags, accessories, and offered options for the hard to fit.

The November 13, 1919 issue of The Ubyssey contains the following advertisement for Ingledew Shoe Co.:

"Smart Footwear for every occasion... Our shoes are worn by young people who appreciate the limit of shoe swellness. Fall and Winter styles are now ready and the new creations are indeed smart."

 



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