Shorpy Saturday – Cloak and Suit: 1912

By Jeffrey Buck

Fashion is constantly changing. It’s sometimes difficult to stay on top of what’s in and what’s out. Certain items may be hot for years other may become hot after being absent for years. It’s just how it is. What else has changed is the way we shop for clothing. Internet purchases are high and large departments stores are a thing of the past. With that said let’s take a peek into the past by seeing what a typical floor may have looked like in the women’s department in 1912 at Elliot, Taylor & Woolfenden.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Cloak and Suit: 1912“:

Detroit circa 1912. “Elliott, Taylor & Woolfenden — cloak and suit.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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