1930s or 1940s furs, a photo shoot for the Popular Dry Goods Company shot by photographer Samuel Fant of El Paso, Texas who mostly photographed society ladies. Archives of the University of Texas El Paso.

Promotional photograph, part of a photo shoot for Popular Dry Goods Company Furs which was a department store in El Paso, Texas. Undated photograph, probably 1930s. Samuel Fant, photographer. Archival ID#PH058-Popular Dry Goods Co. Samuel Fant Collection. Image © C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections, University of Texas at El Paso Library. Fair use license. via https://cdm15823.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p15823coll10/id/1279/rec/487?fbclid=IwAR3fwJ4FdZ2FtLvCXjThcj-R-iqUS9KDeKu7qQ6Kxqz93D3DAjr4cm2kEp4
Promotional photograph, part of a photo shoot for Popular Dry Goods Company Furs which was a department store in El Paso, Texas. Undated photograph, 1930s or 1940s. Samuel Fant, photographer. Archival ID#PH058-Popular Dry Goods Co. Samuel Fant Collection. Image © C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections, University of Texas at El Paso Library. Fair use license. via https://cdm15823.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p15823coll10/id/1277/rec/2
Promotional photograph, part of a photo shoot for Popular Dry Goods Company Furs which was a department store in El Paso, Texas. Undated photograph, 1930s or 1940s. Samuel Fant, photographer. Archival ID#PH058-Popular Dry Goods Co. Samuel Fant Collection. Image © C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections, University of Texas at El Paso Library. Fair use license. via https://cdm15823.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p15823coll10/id/1276/rec/1
Promotional photograph, part of a photo shoot for Popular Dry Goods Company Furs which was a department store in El Paso, Texas. Undated photograph, 1930s or 1940s. Samuel Fant, photographer. Archival ID#PH058-Popular Dry Goods Co. Samuel Fant Collection. Image © C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections, University of Texas at El Paso Library. Fair use license. via https://cdm15823.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p15823coll10/id/1278/rec/3
Promotional photograph, part of a photo shoot for Popular Dry Goods Company Furs which was a department store in El Paso, Texas. Undated photograph, 1930s or 1940s. Samuel Fant, photographer. Archival ID#PH058-Popular Dry Goods Co. Samuel Fant Collection. Image © C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections, University of Texas at El Paso Library. Fair use license. via https://cdm15823.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p15823coll10/id/1281/rec/5

Many thanks to my friend Sue Burkey who knows far more about vintage clothing than I do and helped me date them. I don’t use many photographs here because it can be hard to figure out the copyright status of them but these I found in an archive researching something else so I thought I would use them here. Will look out for more. Sarah.