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07-OCT-2017 LynnH


Wallis, Texas

The first suspenders can be traced to 18th century France, where they were basically strips of ribbon attached to the buttonholes of trousers.
Benjamin Franklin is said to have worn them — although it's probably best not to ask how historians know that; back then, suspenders were
considered an undergarment never to be seen in public. In fact, visible suspenders were considered risqué as recently as 1938, when a town in
Long Island, NY tried to ban gentlemen from wearing them without a coat, calling it "sartorial indecency."
The ban was later overturned after residents complained.

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Jola Dziubinska22-Oct-2017 21:27
We don't see them any more. V.
Don Mottershead13-Oct-2017 17:21
Love it! V
Julie Oldfield12-Oct-2017 01:05
This is fantastic! V
Mieke WA Minkjan11-Oct-2017 10:26
nice street photography Lynn V
larose forest photos10-Oct-2017 02:12
Interesting history of the suspenders and such a fine shot too. V
laine08-Oct-2017 11:45
A picture that tells a story, Lynn. Well seen. V
Ton T.08-Oct-2017 08:27
Lovely shot, interesting story V
globalgadabout08-Oct-2017 06:12
truck and buckaroo seem a perfect his stance too...odd that suspenders were considered risqué...good people have matured now...well...somewhat..
Pieter Bos08-Oct-2017 02:47
Well seen. ~V
Helen Betts08-Oct-2017 02:21
I love it, so country looking! Interesting commentary as well. V.
Dennis Hoyne08-Oct-2017 02:15
Plus he has the belt to back them up, a real fashion statement. Neat shot with that red truck! V