As I mentioned earlier, I've been spending a long weekend here in Colonial Williamsburg, where it has been both hot (usual for August) and smokey (very unusual, due to the long-range drifting smoke from the fires in the Great Dismal Swamp, NC.) Please look for several upcoming posts related to historic dress - I promise good things on the way!
In the meantime, here's a lovely photograph that captures the magic of Williamsburg. CW tailor Mark Hutter granted his younger daughter's wish for her fifth birthday: an early-morning carriage ride through the town. Here Mark and the his two daughters show how to travel in proper style, c. 1770.
There’s a big difference in how we use history. But we’re equally nuts about it. To us, the everyday details of life in the past are things to talk about, ponder, make fun of -- much in the way normal people talk about their favorite reality show.
We talk about who’s wearing what and who’s sleeping with whom. We try to sort out rumor or myth from fact. We thought there must be at least three other people out there who think history’s fascinating and fun, too. This blog is for them.