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Your search for posts with tags containing Mantua Maker found 11 posts

September 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “MANTU-MAKER, FROM BOSTON.” Over the past few days the Adverts 250 Project has examined the manner in which purveyors of goods and services in the colonies incorporated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Sep 2020

May 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “She has had the honour of being employed by several ladies in this city.” Mary Morcomb did not indicate how recently she had arrived in New York in her advertisement,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 May 2020

February 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “HANNAH COLEMAN, … late apprentice to Mrs. Wish.” Hannah Coleman made mantuas.  These loose gowns worn by women first came into popularity in the late seventeenth...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Feb 2020

September 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (September 4, 1769). “She has had the Honour of being employed by several Ladies in this City.” In an advertisement that ran in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Sep 2019

July 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (July 26, 1768).“Mrs. Crane continues to make … the Brunswick dresses, so much esteemed in England.” In the summer...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jul 2018

February 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 16, 1768).“JOHN & SARAH CRANE, TAYLOR and MANTUA-MAKER, from LONDON.” Given their participation in the colonial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Feb 2018

December 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 29, 1767).“Fechtman undertakes to make stays and negligees, gowns and slips, without trying, for any...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Dec 2017

August

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (August 20, 1766).“JEAN CAMPBELL … intends to carry on the MILLENARY and MANTUA MAKING BUSINESS.” When she set up shop in Savannah, Jean Campbell wanted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Aug 2016

Trade Craft-Mantua Maker-More Patterning Techniques

Mantua Maker's advertise infrequently.  When they do it is almost always looking for an apprentice.   So it is rare to not only find one with details, but also one which leaves no doubt about the requirement of the person's body not a necessary...

Trade Craft-Mantua Maker-Taking the Measure

Taking the Measure?  Isn't that a technique used by tailors?  Yes.  It is.  It is also a technique used by Mantua Makers to create a gown. Up until the publication of this research, we have assumed the technique of cutting on the body...

18thc Mantua Maker Trade Cards

A recent posting of 18th Century Trade Cards on our Hive Facebook page, made me, yes, it made me spend a number of hours last night paging through a LOT of trade cards.  A few of them of special interest to many of us. The British Museum has...

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