My mom, wheeling me in a stroller in downtown Charleston, WV, in 1941.
Back in that era, there was a roving photographer taking candid photos of random people on the street, and offering them as postcards to the subjects. I'd liken them to the paparazzi of today, except they didn't endanger life and limb and they didn't seek out celebrities, but common folk.
If you are old enough, you remember the days when people didn't venture out of their homes without being fully and well dressed, including hats and gloves. My mom was not wearing gloves here, but I had my mittens on. I find the casual dress of today makes for an easier life, but I admit to missing the days when we dressed up. I think there is a correlation between the lack of manners and rude behavior that we see daily and the state of dress we currently employ. People who are dressed up seem to behave better, don't you think?