Archival pigment print
15.5 x 21.5 inches
These clothes belonged to Gail’s mother and favorite aunt, Florence. Dressmaking was a family business and there are many saved garments from those days. Florence designed classic women’s dresses in the 1950’s; Gail’s parents made girl’s party dresses in the 1970’s. The only daughter and only niece, Gail became the keeper of saved family objects, all tangible reminders of people who are gone and clues to their lives. But feeling the burden of objects that are no longer used and have more to do with another’s life than her own, she photographs them and begins to let them go.