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19th Century Roadtrip

A crowded stagecoach, c. October 19, 1887. Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no. LC-USZ62-56144] Advertisements

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Those Are Some Bathing Suits

c.1897 Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no. LC-USZ62-58880]

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Link: BBC News “Why did men stop wearing high heels?”

An interesting article from BBC News online about the use of high heels by men for horse stirrups in early modern Europe and the appropriation of this male fashion by females in the 17th century. Link here: Why did men … Continue reading

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Historical Underwear #4: When women wanted wider hips

Circa 1775-1780, from the museum of Les Arts Décoratifs’ collection ‘Mode et Textile’. Photo by Patricia Canino. Source for object and photo: [Les Arts Décoratifs]

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And You’d Walk Through a Door, How?

A silk dress from c.1750 England. Source: [The Costume Institute: Metropolitan Museum of Art]

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