Anyway, last time I was in Chicago, I was rifling through a box of family photos when I came across this:
(Sorry for the cruddy quality - it is indeed a picture of a picture)
ANYWAY, I ripped it out of the box and waved it around. "WHO ARE THESE LADIES???" I demanded to know. Apparently the lady in the stripes on the far left is my great grandma Milton (!!!) with her "vaudeville troupe". Apparently the Miltons were vaudevillians by trade, but something about this photo (thigh highs? lollipops?) makes me think these ladies are selling more than song-and-dance routines.
Regardless of the dubious origins, I love this picture and my great grams stripey one piece.