Monday, September 6, 2010

Tuesday Trivia Tie-in #26 Bountiful Harvest

Welcome to Tuesday Trivia Tie-in, where I invite and encourage everyone to join, with a post about something they find interesting.

My posts are usually about one of the ties in my collection, but yours can be about anything!I only ask that you include some little known information that relates to your topic.

I've had my tie for this week picked out for a whole week, i brought it camping with me, hoping to get some great pictures of it, and then every day that I had free to take pictures, it was raining, so I have some boring pictures of it, taken tonight, in the dark, inside our trailer.

My tie is a 100% silk tie from the Tango Collection, by Max Raab. It is titled "Americana Series, Bountiful Harvest, Circa 1939.

It shows some pictures that bring to mind fall festivals, harvest parties, and state fairs.

The Utah State Fair was always the second week in September, and it always kind of kicked off Fall for me.

So, I thought that now Labor Day is out of the way, it was time to get in the Fall mood, and nothing says Fall like a harvest.

Max Raab was an American Designer, born in Pennsylvania in 1926. He served in WWII, and after the war went to work in his father's clothing shop.

It wasn't long until he decided his father's designs were stuffy and old fashioned and he set out to design his own line.

He is credited for the popularity of the button down collar in women's wear, after he noticed so many women wearing men's shirts. He started making men's style shirts in women's sizes and was a big hit.

He took some time off clothing design to produce some movies, but returned to clothing in 1974, starting the company that later created the Tango line of neckties. He sold that line in 1998.

Max passed away in 2008, at the age of 81.

Now it's your turn. Join me with a link to your post where you share one of your treasures and some interesting information about it.


  1. Hi Troy! I like this tie and I am starting to feel Fall is coming! I agree the fall festivals are so much fun! I hope to go to the mountains this fall for leaf looking and maybe some junkin!
    Hope you are feeling much better!!

  2. We should have thought about taking your tie with us when we stopped at the roadside fruit & veggie stand. that would have made a fun picture with the tie.

  3. I have just now found your blog but love the idea of the Trivia Tie-In. I'll add you to my calendar and come back to play soon.