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Fridge List for Fall 2019

Kimberly Alexander Upcoming Talks for Fall 2019:Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era andFashioning the New England FamilySeptember 9, 7:00pmWiggin Memorial Library and Stratham Historical Society, Stratham, NHFashioning the 18th...
From: SilkDamask on 21 Aug 2019

A Child’s 18th Century Lace Stomacher

Carefully preserved in the collections of the Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, MA. is a diminutive stomacher (Accession #PHM111A). Made for a member of the Standish family, it is 8 inches long and 6 inches wide at the widest point. Triangular in shape,...
From: SilkDamask on 12 Aug 2019

Leverett Family Petticoat Returns to Colonial Williamsburg

The Leverett family quilted petticoat, reproduced from a pattern created by pricking the design onto muslin, has been returned to the makers at the Margaret Hunter Shop, Milliners and Mantuamakers at Colonial Williamsburg. The pricking was in the...
From: SilkDamask on 27 May 2019

Luster. Shine. Sheen: The Visual Lexicon of the 18th Century Elite

Mid 18th century paste stone and silver shoe buckles, French or English. Private Collection.Behind me in the pit sat a young fop who continually put his foot on my bench in order to show off the flashy stone buckles on his shoes; if I didn’t make...
From: SilkDamask on 31 Dec 2018

The Georgian era fashion for straw hats

Straw hats were fashionable for women of all social classes, from very plain for the lower class to ones highly decorated for the elite throughout the Georgian era with many being imported, mainly from Italy and Germany, but Bedfordshire became the major...
From: All Things Georgian on 6 Dec 2018

A Striking Persimmon Sack Back, c1760s

Now closed, I was fortunate to tour the Casanova exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston this summer. It was a lavish and bold exhibition; a feast for the senses—as one might imagine for one with the appetites (many quite unsavory) of Casanova...
From: SilkDamask on 10 Nov 2018

Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era

Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. Image, Strawbery Banke; Photograph, Ellen McDermottShoes reveal the hopes, dreams, and disappointments of the early Americans who wore them. In Treasures Afoot, Kimberly S. Alexander introduces readers to the history...
From: SilkDamask on 6 Apr 2018

False Rumps!

Fashions are continually changing but briefly, during the 1770s and early 1780s, women wore the most amazing items known as false rumps. They were large pieces of cork worn in ‘pockets’ under the straps of their stays, which enhanced the lady’s...
From: All Things Georgian on 1 Mar 2018

Two Refashioned Silk Dresses

Photograph by Laura Wulf @Massachusetts Historical SocietyExhibit Teaser: Two refashioned silk dresses will be featured in the forthcoming exhibition at the Massachusetts Historical Society (https://www.masshist.org) ‘Fashioning the New England...
From: SilkDamask on 28 Dec 2017

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking Spotlight + Book Giveaway!

Not long after I started blogging here I came across Lauren Stowell's blog on historical costuming. A long time follower, I was delighted to learn that Lauren, teamed up with Abby Cox, has recently published a book on 18th-century dressmaking.  Let's...

Lecture: "'For the heat is beyond your conception:' Dressing for the Heat in the Eighteenth Century"

On Thursday, July 13, join Neal Hurst, Associate Curator, Costumes and Textiles, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for an illustrated lecture, entitled  "'For the heat is beyond your conception:' Dressing for the Heat in the Eighteenth Century" ...
From: SilkDamask on 8 Jul 2017

Fashioning the New England Family, Massachusetts Historical Society

MassFashion: Fashioning the New England Family Massachusetts Historical Society October 2018 – March 2019 I am delighted to announce that I am serving as the Guest Curator for ‘Fashioning the New England Family’ which will be on view...
From: SilkDamask on 8 May 2017

Pretty in Pink

We thought it was about time for another fashion post so today we’re focusing on the pink fashions of the Georgian Era – we hope you’ll enjoy. Mary, Countess Howe, c1764, Gainsborough, Kenwood CollectionDuring the 1700s pastel colours...
From: All Things Georgian on 7 Feb 2017

A Georgian Vignette

Fancy a little Sunday tea with this glam Georgian couple - 1760s style? Peering into this fabulous vignette makes one feel a trifle voyeuristic, inspecting the sumptuous clothing, the contents of the tea table, the interior architecture and palette....
From: SilkDamask on 25 Dec 2016

Was green fashionable in the 18th century?

As we haven’t written any fashion related posts for a while we thought it might be interesting to look at both clothing and paintings showing the vast array of colours worn in Georgian fashion, but, as our regular readers will be aware we got side-tracked...
From: All Things Georgian on 27 Oct 2016

A Pocketbook For Benjamin Stuart, 1763

This vibrant crewel pocketbook was made for Benjamin Stuart of Boston and is dated 1763. It is held in the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society (http://www.masshist.org). The pocketbook features a brightly hued pastoral view with vining...
From: SilkDamask on 20 Sep 2016

An Exceptional Embroidered Silk Waistcoat Worn by Lt. Gov. William Tailer, 1720s-1730s

Lieutenant Governor William Tailer’s Embroidered Silk Waistcoat (by 1730) As part of my research fellowship at the Massachussetts Historical Society, I spent time examining two waistcoats in the collection – one owned by Andrew Oliver and...
From: SilkDamask on 17 Aug 2016

18th Century Stomachers

Like everything in fashion, stomachers came in and out of vogue, but during the 18th century they were very much statement pieces especially those made for the wealthier members of society and the newspapers always deemed elaborate stomachers worthy of...
From: All Things Georgian on 28 Jun 2016

18th-century Inspired: The Nutcracker

Although The Nutcracker was first performed in December of 1892, artist Mihail Chemiakin looked to the 18th Century for inspiration when he re-imagined the Nutcracker Ballet for the Kirov Ballet.  The artist created his own vision of the story- incredibly...

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