Tara’s Dead Irish Relatives
Irish-American Middle Class Dress in San Francisco, c. 1880 as seen in a bunch of photos of Tara’s dead (and now nameless) relatives. (Click for larger images).
These are probably from the late 1870’s
And these are probably from the early 1880’s. Note slight differences in the women’s skirts and hair. There are more fluffy hair bangs after 1880, and less fluffy skirts.
All these folks, but two, are nameless because nobody ever wrote their names on the back of the photos…a reminder to all to keep your photo albums labeled! The last two are “Con and Kate” who ran the bar/lunch parlor down by the cemetery in Colma, where everyone went after funerals to eat and drink before the long drive back to San Francisco.