Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Myths dispelled during program on 19th century ladies’ wear

Lorene Payne of the Southern Fauquier Historical Society is presenting a program entitled 19th Century Ladies’ Wear of the Americas: An Overview of Ladies’ Fashion from 1800-1890 at all Fauquier County Public Library branches.

Ms. Payne will illustrate the many elements influencing styles of dress during that period using actual clothing samples and a slide show of photographs and fashion plates. She will dispel myths and will present little-known facts, such as that by 1870 there were more than 1,000,000 mechanical sewing machines in American homes, and that “elastic” fastenings were used in suspenders and gloves in the 1820s.

Program dates and times

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