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Friday, November 23, 2012

Sepia Saturday #153 Look A-likes


Here's our prompt photo for this week. When I saw it, I figured, hey this will be easy. The challenge gave me the opportunity to visit my stash of photos and that's always fun. I found so many photos of sisters and friends. But I found three photos of women who look so much alike. These are the ones that I'll feature.

Look Alikes No. 1 - The Secretarial Sisters

I'm not really sure if these two are sisters. They might even be mother and daughter or just friends. They're more dressed alike than look alike. With their puffy sleeve blouses and their crisp black bowties, you'd almost think they were dressed for a halloween party.  Maybe the lady at left with the top knot is holding the invitation to the party. They both look very excited, don't they? "Hey, sis, let's go to the party dressed as secretaries. What do you say?"

Look Alikes No. 2 - Help ! Our hair is caught on the fan - sisters


They do look like they are stuck to that fan. Is the fan part of the background or is it attached to them? It's kind of hard to tell. "Ouch, keep smiling but this really hurts."  But these two definitely look like sisters. They're going to star in the opera - Cossi Fan Tutte. They look like opera singers with their very fancy dresses. Or maybe they're on their way up that grand staircase to a debutante's ball. Good luck going up that staircase! Especially when you've both got a fan stuck to your heads.

Look Alikes No. 3 - Now this is what I call Look Alike sisters

Could they be any more alike? These are the Staley sisters (according to a note on the back of the photo). Not enough information to figure out who they are or where they came from. I love their outfits with the matching lace jabots (for you men, that's the ruffly thing at the opening of their respective dresses), the buttoned up feature on the front of the skirts and then those ties, Oh my, those ties. Could they be in some sort of organization - The elkettes, the moosettes? Whatever they are, they're very striking. You really would see those two coming and going. And I'm sure people really did a double take (so to speak) when they walked by.

I was going to have a contest on which are the most alike looking, but the Staleys would win hands down. So I'll just leave you to enjoy the photos, no need to vote. Unless, of course, you want to.

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17 comments:

  1. They really are like two peas in a pod, the last two ladies1 :)

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  2. I think the contest for the which look the most alike is easily won by the ladies in the last photo. For most intriguing, I'd go with the first one and the most amusing, the second. What was the photographer thinking with that fan!

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  3. The girls in picture #3 look like identical twins!

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  4. I'm with Peter -- I think they're twins! But the duo stuck to the fan is pretty good, too; what a silly photographer's prop!

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  5. Cossi Fan Tutti indeed, anything buy cosy of their hair really was stuck. Another vote for the twins.

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  6. I think they're twins too but I have a sneaky liking for the fan photo ;o)

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  7. I'm intrigued by the twin's dresses. I haven't seen any quite like those before. The bow tied vertically, the pointed pleats in the skirts - I'm a fan.... of this dress, but not of the silly fan used as a prop in the 2nd picture.

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  8. They are a perfect matching pair! The top photo does seem to be a mother and daughter to me too! Of course the middle fan photo is wonderful too!

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  9. I like all these pictures but the fan one is most unusual! The twins have beautiful outfits and tiny waists!

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  10. You have a great bunch of photos. I am really curious about the outfits in the last photo.

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  11. Of the Secretarial Sisters, the one on the left would be right at home shushing people in a library. The Staleys must be twins - if not, they missed a good opportunity. I had to laugh at the fan girls because I just love looking at oddly lined-up photos with things appearing to spring from people's heads.

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  12. The Staley sisters look like twins. And those two with the fan behind them? I can't figure out the point of having that fan as a prop at all.

    Great post!

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  13. I agree with everyone else, those Staley girls MUST have been twins. The top ladies certainly are understated in their excitement. Wouldn't want to shake out those top-knots!

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  14. I like the twins too. Are their dresses a bit Asian looking? I love your names for the three sets. Why did I think you'd post a photo of you and Barbara?

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  15. There are some really interesting details in your photos - and I'm voting Staley!

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  16. A terrific trio of twins (or near-twins)! I like the way the fashions are so different, the first 1890s, the second 1880s and the last 1910? That one is harder because the dresses are unusual. Is it a postcard?

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  17. Definitely the Staleys!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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