Elna's Dress Shop

It was May 1942 and America had just joined World War II when Elna Larsen opened a dress shop on Copenhagen Drive in Solvang, where she sold traditional Danish clothes she made for children, as well as some adults, using patterns she brought over fro...

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It was May 1942 and America had just joined World War II when Elna Larsen opened a dress shop on Copenhagen Drive in Solvang, where she sold traditional Danish clothes she made for children, as well as some adults, using patterns she brought over from her native Denmark.

Her store windows showcased the colorfully trimmed bright red and blue dresses, wrapped with white aprons that laced with ribbon at the top over white frilly blouses, along with the boys’ jumpers held up by suspenders over short-sleeved white shirts.

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