Doors Open Vaughn Street Jail 2016

I’m back at the old jail for Doors Open this year.  My first year at the jail, I played the first female doctor in Manitoba, the second year I played a prostitute, last year I was a generic mourner and this year I am Cora Hind, the first female stenographer in Manitoba, the first female Agricultural Editor for the local news paper and a woman who wrote newspaper articles about the horrible conditions in the jail in an effort to help promote better conditions for the inmates. Cora was a non-traditional dresser in that she preferred masculine attire.13310579_1092582567469664_3545026685330394933_n

At this point, I am reading the paper while I wait for another actor to play her part to the crowds.

One of my dresses was used to dress the prostitute for this years event.13330877_1092582557469665_5472724140805134247_n

Now, there is a little incentive to lose about 80 more pounds.  That is what I could look like too!  Needless to say, I needed about 80 pound of pins to cinch that dress into the point that she could wear it!  My goal, this year is to wear (or have worn) all of my dresses and so I can now tick off my 1900 Widows Weeds.

You will also notice our friend Shirley was also there.  She is in the door way ready to hand out some news papers and escort the next group into the jail.  If more photos become available, I will share them with you.

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3 thoughts on “Doors Open Vaughn Street Jail 2016

  1. severn14 says:

    I saw your poster and donated some money to free you from jail! 😉 Dalnavert House had a pretty steady crowd all Saturday. Looks like you had a great time at the jail! I love how you interpret a real person/character every year. That’s really neat!

    • Thanks for the donation! I’m glad Dalnavert (and I assume the Costume Museum) did well. The numbers for the jail were lower this year but I think the gloomy skies kept some folks away.

  2. Leiflynn Jeffery, Melfort, Saskatchewan says:

    You are doing a great job. And you all look to be having fun. Hope to meet up some time at the costume events you are involved in.

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