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Posted 4 years ago


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What are the big ruffles these boys are wearing? I have a lot of family photos where they are wearing large white ribbons on their arms - which signify either First Communion or Confirmation, but i don't know what these ruffles are for. I'm not sure who they are either, but i found it in a suitcase of old photos while visiting the family in northern New England.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Where did the photo go?
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
    i have it here w/ me. why?
  3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
    i hope someone can tell me what the ruffles are all about.
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    They are wearing what's known as a Fauntleroy suit, or a Lord Fauntleroy suit.
    This style of boys clothing was influenced by the illustrations in the children's novel Little Lord Fauntleroy written by Frances Hodgson Burnett in 1885 - 1886.
    The classic Fauntleroy suit was a velvet cut-away jacket and matching knee pants worn with a fancy blouse with a large lace or ruffled collar.
  5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
    thanks walksoftly. my mom thought so too, but i thought they had some other significance.

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