Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Waitin for the A Train"

Good morning lovely readers,

Yesterday, I was trying to get some organizing done on files in my computer. As I was making a file for all of my Vintage modeling work. I came across some photos of a shoot that I did at the Historic Train Depot in Downtown Tucson, AZ. I don't believe that I have ever shared these pictures on here before and thought that now would be as good a time as any! I did this photo shoot about three years ago, so the pictures are not new. Some of you may have seen these floating around at other sites of mine. However, this was one of my favorite sets and locations that I have shot. So it's worth revisiting for me!

The Historic Train Depot is located on Toole Avenue in the heart of Downtown Tucson. I am so thankful that in 1998 the City of Tucson took on the project of restoring the historic Depot back to it's original style of architecture. City records showed that the original building was built in three stages with the years 1907, 1910 & 1922 on record. The last update and final architecture as we see it renovated today was built in 1941. Plans to house a Transportation Museum of History in Arizona were also considered in the process. The Depot renovation was completed in 2004 and on March 25th 2005, which also marks the 125th Anniversary of the arrival of the Railroad in Tucson. Our Mayor Bob Walkup dedicated and opened the newly renovated Depot and Museum!

So, with all that being said. Number one , thank goodness history has been preserved! and number two it makes for a great Vintage location to do a photo shoot at lol! So here they are, photos of my 1943 stop at the train station.

As the story goes....... in December 1943 my sweetheart was stationed at Fort Bliss in Texas. He had just gotten word that after a year and a half without leave. He wouldn't be coming home for the holidays like we had anticipated. Yet instead, he would be shipped into battle the day after. So in a war effort to keep his spirits flying high. I boarded the train from Tucson, AZ to Texas for a little weekend visit and farewell kiss! While I was waiting to "Catch the A Train" I had a fella take a few pictures of me. This way while he was in the midst of fighting a war. He could pull out his picture from his pocket and remember he had a sexy little sweetheart waiting for him to come home safely!

V for Victory!


Outfit #1- Vintage 1940's brown gabardine suit with sheer necktie under blouse. Paired with Vintage 1940's alligator skin pumps and Vintage 1940's suitcase and train case. I accessorized on all my outfits with a Vintage 1940's pearl Miriam Haskell set (earrings & bracelet).

Outfit #2 Yellow satin reproduction 1940's era blouse and navy gabardine trousers. Both were handmade from Vintage patterns. Paired with a pewter pair of reproduction 1940's style peep toe pumps.

Outfit #3- Black and red Vintage inspired reproduction dress from Stop Staring clothing. Paired with Vintage inspired red peep toe pumps from Two Lips (not shown in picture) and a red beret.


  1. Great photos, and such a cute little story behind them! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great photos,great blog!

  3. Gorgeous! I love that you highlight so many of my favorite places in our little city. These photo's are absolutely stunning.

  4. Great shots! The last is especially stunning.
    -Andi x

  5. Such deeply beautiful shots! I love them all, especially the wiggle dress and beret combo. Your gaze there is almost hypnotic :)

    Wishing you a gorgeous weekend, hon!
    ♥ Jessica

  6. Nice to see more wide leg trousers!