Regency Styles vs. Crinolines (Funny Scan)
Posted by JennieC on May 28, 1998 at 15:35:26:
I recently stumbled across a copy of The Wonderful World of Ladies' Fashion: 1850-1920, edited by Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. In it are tons of fashion plates, as you would expect, but there are also scads of satirical cartoons poking fun at women's fashion. I howled my way through the book and thought other Pemberley folk might enjoy some of the things I've scanned.
For starters, here is a cartoon of two ladies comparing their fashionable dresses with a portrait of a Regency belle:
Caption: "Arabella Maria: 'Only to think, Julia, that our dear Mothers wore such ridiculous fashions as these!'
Both: 'Ha! ha! ha! ha!'"
- The Younger Generation... Marie-Bernadette 15:41:24 5/28/98 (0)
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