Somewhat missing the point... (Big 1850's .GIF)
Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on July 20, 1998 at 16:59:36:
This image is kind of funny because it doesn't really make fun of dress-reform and bloomers (which was the commonest reaction), and even seems to assume that bloomers would be acceptable as summer outdoors wear, at least; but on the other hand, this illustration seems to miss the basic point of the dress-reform movement (i.e. to provide sensible, rational and comfortable alternatives to impractical women's clothing styles), in that the bloomer costume depicted here is tightly-corseted and big-skirted (crinolined?), in accordance with the fashions of the day...
- what does the text say? (nfm) Laura W 11:37:41 7/22/98 (0)
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