Civil War Ladies: Fashions and Needle-Arts of the Early 1860’s
What did women do all the way through past wars? History used to be not written with them in mind and we will only get information from women’s publications of the times. Here we’ve a country wounded, scarred, and in mourning. Women had to bear these burdens and were not liberated enough to actually institute change. Civil War Ladies incorporates hundreds of fashions, patterns, under garments, needlework, hair styles, items made at home, and lots of songs of parting and sorrow. Hair jewelry used to be also vital as ‘remembrance’ or ‘mourning’ jewelry and a big selection is illustrated. Number one Source Material is mostly from Peterson’s Magazine (an American publication) of 1861 and 1865.
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