Tag Archives: World War 1

Ersatz – German Paper Fashions from the Great War

The Great War caused great shortages of wool, leather, and linen – materials required for making uniforms and airplane wings. These materials were in especially short supply in Germany and Austria where paper was developed as a substitute textile for … Continue reading

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A Reason for Pyjamas…

When I first spotted this image of a woman in pyjamas I thought it was from the 1920s, but upon closer inspection you can see that the woman is running from a Zeppelin attack! The first successful raid on London by a Zeppelin … Continue reading

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