Two questions: chariots and powder
Posted by Helen on July 15, 1998 at 13:33:56:
Given the expertise on travel so many people seem to have, could you satisfy my curiosity on this point? In one of the posts I made a while back on Ruskin, I quoted his description of a travelling chariot - now, what exactly is a chariot? How does it relate to coaches, phaetons, et al? (maybe we need a family tree for wheeled vehicles)
My second question comes from reading Nicholas Nickleby written 1838-9, which features many elderly gentlemen with powdered hair. Does anyone know the dates for powdering - when did it come in, when did it go out, and when did old men stop having powdered hair?
Helen, whose favourite wheeled vehicle remains the delightfully named Jaunting Car...
- Thanks, guys! Helen 14:20:10 7/28/98 (0)
- powdered hair Gayle 20:16:39 7/15/98 (7)
- powder yetta 08:54:33 7/16/98 (6)
- powder & wigs Gayle 09:01:23 7/18/98 (5)
- the town chariot P. Bingham 16:37:49 7/15/98 (0)
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