Posted by BarbaraK on August 16, 1998 at 13:35:41:
In response to Making Scents of this Topic, written by Marie-Bernadette on August 16, 1998 at 12:13:45
At work one of the things we discuss is our reasearchers opinions on why people wore so many underclothes:
It was to keep their skin contact with their clothes minnimal. So if they did sweat, or glow, they would do so on their, chemise, daycap, neckerchief, stocking, pantaletts, underskirts, . . . This way they could wash those while wearing sommething else. Especially in the 18C becuase, I think, it took one year to make one piece of clothing. (or at least that is what they say at work!)
- Did they have talcum powder at this point? NFM Lesley 23:53:47 8/16/98 (3)
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