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From: 18th-century American Women on 29 Feb 2020

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire – her final days

March 1806 began well for the Duchess of Devonshire as she held a ball for the social elite. The whole suite of magnificent apartments were thrown open at ten in the evening and about eleven ‘the fashionables’ arrived, including The Prince...
From: All Things Georgian on 14 Nov 2019

Modern aquatics

“A Thames wherry passes close to the wall of a riverside tavern, and is about to go under a high timber bridge. The two oarsmen have immense artificial-looking whiskers and curled hair, cf. British Museum satires no. 15962, no hats, and wear striped...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Jun 2019

[Studies of heads]

Artist: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, artist. Title: [Studies of heads] [art original] / Js. Gillray. Production: [England], [ca. 1795] Catalog Record  Drawings G41 no. 7 Box D120 Acquired June 2018
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Apr 2019

Chatsworth’s Russian Coachman

This is the third in a series of blogs in which we have taken a closer look at some of the staff and servants of the Dukes and Duchesses of Devonshire. Today we’re taking a look at the 6th duke’s trips to Russia and concentrating on just...
From: All Things Georgian on 15 Jan 2019

The Servants of the Dukes and Duchesses of Devonshire: the stables, grooms, valets, butlers and housekeepers

In a previous blog, we looked at a few of the staff and servants mentioned in a great new resource from the Chatsworth House archives which has been released online. It documents those who have worked for the family over the years, both at Chatsworth...
From: All Things Georgian on 10 Jan 2019

The Servants of the Dukes and Duchesses of Devonshire: maids, governesses and kitchen staff

A wonderful new resource from the Chatsworth House archives has been released online, looking at the staff and servants who have worked for the family, both at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, Devonshire House in London and elsewhere. It sheds light on...
From: All Things Georgian on 8 Jan 2019

My 1830s Bonnet

In the quest to be ever huger in our 1830s attire, the Gigot Girl Gang™ chose a variety of headgear to top off each of our ensembles. Maggie used bonnet shapes from Workwoman's Guide, Chrissy used an 1830s-specific Lynn McMasters pattern, while...

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

The State of the Book (2) Address

Abby works on Cynthia's (Redthreaded) hair while I photographs each step for "The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty," coming July 2019.Hi! I've been a pretty terrible blogger again this year, but I have a good excuse this time. We've been...

The Duchesses of Devonshire in the long eighteenth-century

We all know of the famous (or infamous) Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Cavendish née Spencer. But, what of the other Duchesses of Devonshire during the long eighteenth-century? Today, we are taking a whistle-stop tour to look at them one-by-one....
From: All Things Georgian on 24 Jul 2018

December 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (December 25, 1767).“Dunstable Hats, being a new Fashion.” In December 1767, shopkeeper William McCrackan began placing advertisements for “very...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Dec 2017

How to Dress Warmly, 1315

Lyon, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 5128, f. 114v “Dress well, wear good shoes, and when you go outside, wear overshoes so that your feet will be warm. And don’t make a 'sausage' hat for yourself as some people do, because they...
From: Ask the Past on 12 Oct 2017

Guest Post: A Tour Through Some Georgian Gardens of Note

We are thrilled to welcome author Claire Cock-Starkey to our blog today to share with us some fascinating information about eighteenth-century gardens, as her latest book, The Golden Age of the Garden is released today by publishers Elliott...
From: All Things Georgian on 4 May 2017

A "Miss Fisher" 1920s Burgundy Cloche Hat

It pales in comparison to the original, but I'm quite happy with my burgundy Miss Fisher hat, retro-cycled from a sad garage sale find. I know it's February - practically Spring! - but I'm still working on my Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries wardrobe. I...

georgian-empress: George Hanger, 4th Lord Coleraine by Thomas...

georgian-empress: George Hanger, 4th Lord Coleraine by Thomas Beach. 1780′s.  And one more re-blog just for the headgear: magnificent!

FlapperHacks: Re-blocking Wool Hats

On today's edition of FlapperHacks, I'll share a couple of wool hats I've created for my Autumn Miss Fisher wardrobe.These hats were formerly in one shape, and have become another - that is, I've re-blocked them, rescuing otherwise tatty headgear and...

A Summer Straw Cloche for Mom

I've been on a hatmaking binge, ever since I refashioned my black straw Gatsby hat. No hat in my house is safe now. Even the moth-eaten hat husks waiting to go out to the bin have been rescued, reverted, and blocked (and I will share those adventures...

The What’s A Book Worth Campaign

As anyone who is following me on Twitter will likely know, I have just started a social media campaign called #WhatsABookWorth. I had the idea at a forum called Did Anybody Ask The Author?, run by author and life-coach John-Paul Flintoff. The event was...
From: Mathew Lyons on 19 Aug 2015

The Grand Tour: East Midlands-style, 2015. Part 1- Pablo Bronstein at Nottingham Contemporary and Chatsworth House

The term “Grand Tour’ evokes images of eighteenth- century British travellers exploring Europe, especially Italy and Greece, as part of their cultaural coming-of-age; in this context, the Grand Tour traditionally refers to experiences of living...
From: renaissanceissues on 16 Jul 2015

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