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

Jimklag

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In my mind, how should I categorize this piece of information: It certainly would not come under the theoretical portion of my mind. HMM. Let me ponder this a bit. LOL. It's really too much for my mind to handle!!! David.
David- take a deep breath and have a belt of some choice potent potable. :D
 
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I'm sure the men will be watching this too! LOL
Enjoy Izzie 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 husband is a reenactor as well. She also ships her custom made attire to the US- Enjoy:

I'll admit . . . such issues have never entered my mind. However it was an eye opener. I learned quit a bit of new "history".

I loved the girl's expressions & gestures.

Give her a youtube Oscar for a great performance !
 

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It's a topic that's along the lines of everybody knows about it but nobody talks about it! But, gee, if you aren't raised in that era how do you manage in hoops and corsets? After all, these gals were raised to be ladies and all sorts of instructions came with that. All I know is I was really glad when we finally got indoor plumbing! That chamber pot she has in the video - just had to laugh. My grandma used one before we got civilized and everybody knew it because the lid went clank! She was mortified when she discovered everybody could hear the lid close so she lined the top with fur. :laugh:
 

JPK Huson 1863

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Well, it's ok? The thing is, we'll get onto the topic of female soldiers, what always comes up? Not " WHOA that's crazy, a female in that social clime took such a leap out of her comfort zone to serve her country? " but " How'd she ... ? " I don't know. Interest in female plumbing seems odd.

Snorkle ( that's a subdued and nasal laugh ) - don't get mad at me Ami? It's not prudery, swear, preventing me discussing toilet-use in er, mixed company. I wouldn't discuss it with my husband much less the pharmacist, our guy vet, or ( funnier ) our congressman. I can see where reenactors, for Heaven's sake, go into the field with some questions.
 

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I love the way the men are showing interest in the topic. We are all curious at times, but often unwilling to ask questions to satisfy our curiosity. If nothing else, it develops a better understanding and appreciation of the times, and necessities. And they are necessities :wink:
I was reading about Victorian Era Etiquette, women had a lot to deal with , even crossing the street was a nightmare:
Street etiquette:When crossing the pavement, a lady should raise her dress with the right hand, a little about the ankle. To raise the dress with both hands is vulgar and can only be excused when mud is very deep.”
Kissing:Upon the meeting of intimate friends, among ladies, at the private house, the kiss as a mode of salutation is yet common; but this is a custom which ought to be abolished for physiological and other reasons.”
Hair:The head should be washed occasionally with soap and water. When the hair is inclined to be harsh and dry, a moderate application of bear’s grease or other dressing should be used.”
Bathing:Upon arising, take a complete bath. A simple washing out of the eyes is not sufficient. The complete bathing of the body once each day is of the utmost importance. Not more than a quart of water is necessary, preferably rainwater.”

Yep, Victorian women had a lot to remember.
 

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Yep, Victorian women had a lot to remember.
They sure did, and the more we know, the more we can empathize. The issues of dress and toileting are curiosities for us and I, for one, often wonder about the issue of shaving for men. How did they shave without soap if it was in short supply? What about getting their hair cut? It doesn't appear 'buzz cuts' were standard in the day, so did they cut each other's hair, or was there a barber who visited the camps or travelled with them? I'm curious about all these things.
 

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They sure did, and the more we know, the more we can empathize. The issues of dress and toileting are curiosities for us and I, for one, often wonder about the issue of shaving for men. How did they shave without soap if it was in short supply? What about getting their hair cut? It doesn't appear 'buzz cuts' were standard in the day, so did they cut each other's hair, or was there a barber who visited the camps or travelled with them? I'm curious about all these things.
I remember reading about life in a CW military camp, the men would cut each others hair, there's a story somewhere on CWT about that very subject, I seem to recall that one of the men whom was responsible for cutting hair did a particularly bad job because he had a little to much alcohol.
As for shaving, I wouldn't let anyone near me with a cutthroat razor, my barber still uses one today and the last time I let him use it on me he cut my ear, that's probably why he has the old red and white barber pole outside of his shop, blood and bandages.
 
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