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September 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He has invented an HAIR-ROLL upon an entire new Construction.” In the 1770s, fashionable women preferred a towering hairstyle known as the high roll.  Their high hair testified...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Sep 2021

Regency Women: Beauty Behind the Scenes

Regency women went to great lengths to achieve an effortless, romantic look with long, flowing lines to their dresses and hairstyles. Even their dresses, which appeared to have little underneath, had several layers hidden below the surface. As with everything,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 9 Aug 2021


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The newest and neatest Fashion, either in Europe or America.” In the spring of 1771, Peter Sinnott, a “TAYLOR, from Dublin,” introduced himself to the residents of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jun 2021

Unearthing a New Acadia

Hilary Doda This post begins an occasional series on Material Histories. Using artifacts as a lens, frameworks from archaeology and other fields of material history can be extremely helpful for historians seeking to incorporate different, often non-literate,...
From: Borealia on 31 May 2021

A Dandy Cock

It's not easy being a dandy during a heatwave! A Dandy Cock in Stays or A New Thing for the Ladies, Isaac Cruikshank, 1818. #gloriousGeorgians from the British Museum.See more #gloriousGeorgians on Twitter!

18th century buttons

I’m delighted to welcome a new guest to All Things Georgian, Robin C. Larner. She is a retired attorney, legal writer, editor, and life-time member of the National Button Society. Robin offers antique buttons for sale and the end of the post is a link...
From: All Things Georgian on 19 May 2021

Jacques Henri Lartique & French Fashion, 1910s

Photographer Jacques Henri Lartique captured the French elite at play - whether at motorcar racing or at fashionable promenades. His work capturing fashion may be seen in numerous examples, such as "Carriage Race Day, Auteuil, Paris, 1911"Hats,...
From: SilkDamask on 18 Apr 2021

Fatal Fashion

A lady discovers that fashion can be deadly... literally. “A cutting wind or the fatal effects of tight-lacing”, c.1820, courtesy of the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. See more #gloriousGeorgians on Twitter!

The Bum-Bailiff

The Bum-Bailiff is outwitted by a canny lady who abandons her scaffolded frock to make good her escape! #GloriousGeorgians of 1786 via the British Museum.See more #gloriousGeorgians on Twitter!

La brillante toillete de la Déesse du Gout

“I don’t wear wigs, this is my hair.” In La brillante toillete de la Déesse du Gout, c.1775, a fashionable lady models a towering wig for her adoring macaroni as her maid prepares another!  Via the British Museum.See more #gloriousGeorgians on Twitter!

The Three Graces in a High Wind

Never underestimate the perils of fashion! The Graces in a high wind - a Scene taken from Nature, in Kensington Gardens, by James Gillray. Via the V&A.See more #gloriousGeorgians on Twitter!

Miss Prattle and the Doctor

“This old thing? I just threw this on.” Miss Prattle Consulting Doctor Double Fee about her Pantheon Head Dress,  1772, via the Met.See more #gloriousGeorgians on Twitter!

February 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Just received advice from London of the fashions advanced for the court ladies this year.” Thomas Hartley made stays or corsets for “the LADIES” of New...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Feb 2021

Beard Fashions and Class

Over the past few centuries, fashions in facial hair have changed substantially. In the mid seventeenth century many men wore the ‘Van Dyke’ style of a small, pointy beard and moustaches. By the end of the 1600s, beards were in decline, leaving...
From: DrAlun on 24 Feb 2021

Bold Bling, Romantic Posies and Star-Set Jewels, Georgian Jewellery That Would Even Make Even the Cast of Bridgerton Jealous!

Today I’m thrilled to welcome a new guest to All Things Georgian,  Molly Chatterton of Lillicoco, antique and vintage jewellers, to talk about a subject close to my heart – 18th century jewellery, so without any further ado I’ll...
From: All Things Georgian on 17 Feb 2021

A Use for a Rump

An alternative use for one lady’s flamboyant hat and fake rump - a rain shelter! The Summer Shower, or Mademoiselle Par, a Pluye, 1786. Via the Met.See more #gloriousGeorgians on Twitter!


“I think I make as good a man as my brother.” My brother's breeches--or not quite the thing, 1816. Via British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).See more #gloriousGeorgians on Twitter!

Under Cover in the Renaissance

It’s a beautiful day here in Salem, but I’m in lockdown in my study, more than halfway through the very last chapter of my book! I am taking a break to show you some early modern masks, just because they are so wonderful. There is no material culture...
From: streets of salem on 23 Jan 2021

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