Vintage Miscellany – January 31, 2016

The bicycle did a lot to change the lives of women and to give them mobility.  Still, riding in that skirt with all those spokes simply looks like an accident waiting to happen!  The photo is not dated, but the woman is wearing the “uniform” adopted by modern women in the late Victorian, early Edwardian era – that of neat white waist and slightly shorter a-line skirt.

And now for the news:


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6 responses to “Vintage Miscellany – January 31, 2016

  1. Thank you for the link to The History Chicks! I haven’t had a chance to listen to a podcast, but loved their posts about Dorothy Parker and Laura Ingalls Wilder (no, they’re not in the same post — but imagine them meeting! “Tea, Laura?” — “Yes, thank you. Gin, Dorothy? Perhaps a little bourbon in your tea?” — “Why Laura, I thought you’d never ask….”)


  2. Loved the basketball shorts article! It sounds like everyone in the NBA was wearing too-big shorts in the 90s, and I’m wondering how they were even able to play. (I can’t believe the guy who wanted size M had to have them special ordered.)


  3. Thank you so much for your wonderfully informative blog. Yesterday I went to the Kaffe Fassett quilt exhibition at the Michener Museum in Doylestown Pa, because of your link to the Drexel Uni and the Penny Fox Costume Collection. I saw that they would be having a show at the Michener in the future and from there I saw the current show was Kaffe Fassette. So a very round about way to find something you didn’t know was on your own doorstep.


  4. PS My main blog is Lilbitbrit


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