First Communion & Confirmation

World War II - The New Look: 1940-1949


This collection houses antique children's photographs for the event of First Communion and/or Confirmation dresses. Often when you see a toddler girl in the photo, she is the May Queen. If a woman is in the photo, she is generally the mother or godmother.

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Date: Late 1940s-1950s

Date: 1930s-1940s

Date: late 1930s- 1940s
Adult: Godmother or mother

Date: 1930-1940s

Date: 1930-1950s

Date: 1930-1950s

Date: 1930s-1950s
Location: Argentina


Victorian | Edwardian-1900s | 1910s | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s

Boys | Girls | May Queens

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