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The $900.00 1913 wardrobe

About a year ago I came home to find a plastic bag on my door knob. No note or address from the donor, but inside the bag there were three small notebooks, each of them an account book for expenses … Continue reading

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How 1913 saw the fashions of 1913

From the July 26 edition of the English magazine The Sphere, this fashion report sums up the influences and changes seen in the Spring 1913 fashions. The key points include an acknowledgement of the hobble skirt; first introduced in 1910, … Continue reading

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1913 Fashion Humour

I am stealing this cartoon from the Fashion Designers 1800 – 1950 discussion board on Facebook, posted by John Culme. ”’You know we shan’t buy anything in this expensive shop, why do you want to sit looking at these mannequins?” … Continue reading

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Vintage Sartorialist – February 10, 1913

A hundred years ago today, women in Washington DC demonstrated for the vote on February 10. 1913. It must have been a cold day as the drawstring hoods and the cleverly arranged scarf suggest.

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A Hundred Years Ago… the world and fashion in 1913

1913 was not a year of good news. There were wars and revolts in Ireland, Mexico, China, the Philippines, and throughout the Balkans from Greece to Turkey; two of the worst mine disasters in history happened in Wales and New … Continue reading

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Who’s that girl with my grandfather?

I recently inherited a photo album that had belonged to my mother’s father after he moved to Vancouver B.C. in 1911, well before he met and married my grandmother in 1927. My grandfather looked nothing like me – he was … Continue reading

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