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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    " A Thing Of Beauty Is A Joy Forever ", But It'll Cost You

    Fashion extremes have had pens stuck in them since Eve found a couple cute fig leaves. With reason. This is decades pre-war ( 1829 ), lampooning the corset craze. 40 years later no one seems to have worried much. We still laced ourselves into disarranging ribs. One of my favorite images...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    Crinoline - Fashion To Die For, And They Did

    From 1856, one of the earliest cartoons I can find where someone stuck a pen into the ' new ' fashion. By the time crinoline became obsolete there would be a lot more. Because the war years fall smack in the middle of the hoop skirt/crinoline fashion craze images of bell shaped women are almost...
  3. JPK Huson 1863

    Crinolines Take Flight, Our Aerodynamic Fashion Extreme

    Just one of a plethora of era cartoons lampooning this improbable fashion extreme. Yes, I realize we're a little smitten by them and descriptions of floating belles waltzing on magnolia strewn verandas captures popular imagination. Women also caught fire, were struck by lightening, drowned and...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    Hoop Skirts' Contentious Past; How Big WERE Those Things?

    " Curious effect produced by a fashionable lady, walking down the aisle at church ", caption. Men put their hats, brim up, next to their pews, Sundays during church. Swept away by wide skirts, another guy has had enough. No one is attacking this iconic image, or what it represents to anyone...
  5. Belle Montgomery

    Ladies: tips on using the toilet in hoops video-Funny

    I'm sure the men will be watching this too! LOL Enjoy Izabela Pitcher's channel priorattire. She is a costume historian, reenactor and her videos are very informative. She's got a great one wearing a corset performing sports even ice skating at a public rink only in her underpinnings! Her...
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