I love the fading roses in her hands--so "current day." And check out the way her pearls are twisted into a sweet knot. My mother always dressed so fashionably, unlike me, her middle daughter. My younger sister takes after her.
I now have my father's copy of this picture upstairs in our "blue room" and just found the original (above). I think I would have enjoyed the task of putting color on brown-toned photos. Like coloring.
Here is the same dress on me (on left) in a little dress-up game we sisters and cousins were playing. I guess we were having a wedding (that's Mom's wedding gown also). We did enjoy her gowns! I purposely did not crop out the '57 chevy in the driveway. Color it aqua and white!