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The 1890s Bicycle Bloomer Brouhaha

With a better understanding of the connection between exercise and health, many middle and upper class women took up sports activities during the 19th century including lawn games like badminton, croquet and tennis, as well as calisthenics and sea bathing. … Continue reading

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What I see most and what I would most like to see…

… this is the question they are asking on the Antiques Road Show (UK edition) this season. Without a doubt what I see¬†offered the most as donations to the Fashion History Museum are Christening gowns. Beautifully made and saved for … Continue reading

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