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The Life and Times of Vincenzina ("Virginia") Genet Vallone

 

Growing Up

 

          

Confirmation c. 1937

 

                    
As a teenager at age 16, c. 1941

 

  c. 1945

 

                
As a young adult, Aunt Virginia took an interest in fashion and style.
She enrolled in the Rochester Business Institute
with ambitions of someday being able to own her own business.

                  
Aunt Virginia's RBI graduating class

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                 

   

 

Welcome to Dewey Fashion Center!

Aunt Virginia owned and operated a dress shop during the 1950's.  The shop sold women's fashions and accessories.  These rare images are the only known photographs taken at  the shop.  They show the illuminated storefront marquis at nighttime (above) and Aunt Virginia at work in her shop (below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While she had her shop, Aunt Virginia kept up with the latest fashions.  Owning her own business allowed her to afford a fine wardrobe and to travel the world in style!

 

 

 

The Kodak Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remembering . . .

 

 

 

 

Take time to stop and smell the roses.


A formal senior portrait, c. 1994

 

 

Virginia Genet Vallone

1925 - 2001

 

 

 

 

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