|Hard Times Dance costume made from sacking, circa 1950.|
Photo: Western Development Museum Collection, WDM-2009-S-316
In the late 1940s Eleanor Wagner, from the Craven area, north of Regina, Saskatchewan, transformed rolled oats and flour sacks into mother-and-daughter costumes for a local Hard Times Dance at Kennell country school. Instead of removing the telltale evidence, she cleverly placed logos and printing to best advantage.
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