March 1961 Fashion Show
and Sewing Contest at
the Big Friendly store

The Big Friendly department store in Trion sponsored this fashion show. It appears to have taken place on the upper floor of the store.



older lady


Susan McCain (?), 2nd from left standing; Tip McCollum, right.


Store manager Mr. Bruce with Tip McCollum, a sewing machine, and ladies.

ladies and kids

elaine and mom
The cute little girl standing with her pretty mother in this and other photographs is Elaine High Crouch. Elaine told me recently she has no memories of her modeling debut. Looks like she got a boo-boo on her right knee.

Photographs by T. Emmett Nunn. Courtesy of Chattooga County Library.

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