Tacky Party – 1955
A certain contingent of Cliffside ladies would, from time to time, allow their imaginations to run amok and give birth to ideas like this one: to stage an event at which each of their bodies is adorned in unexpectedly gauche, let alone unfashionable, ensembles and accessories. In a word, Tacky. Bottom-of-the-trunk stuff, if you will.
We can’t name enough of these ladies to provide captions, but we spied Mesdames Ruth (Mrs. Tom) Lawrence, Georgia (Mrs. Tubby) Hawkins, Ilene (Mrs. Forest) Bailey, Mary (Mrs. Ray) Jackson, Alice (Mrs.J.C.) Hames, Maude (Mrs. Loy) Wortman, Catherine (Mrs. Solon) Smart and Hazel (Mrs. Paul) Bridges.
Photos courtesy Jane Lawrence Eskew