Romayne, aged 10?

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Romayne.jpgI'm not sure how old she is in this photo, but this is my grandmother. She was born in 1916 and grew up outside Philadephia and in New Jersey.

Sometimes I wish I had my costume reference books with me. I can't date the picture from the clothing, because although the big collar with plaid trim is from the 20s, its quite possibly a hand-me-down. Romayne was second youngest in a family of 14!

Thanks, Mom, for finding this photo and scanning it.

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I have a sister named Romayne who was born in Sri Lanka in 1958. She was named after a daughter of a Singhalese friend of the family. We lived there from 1956 to 1959. I just did a search today and was surprised to see the name on so many different websites. I would be interested to know how you came by this name.

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