Well, this was an odd situation. I downloaded the relevant issue of the Delineator, in order to show you the images in as large and clear a format as I could. Unfortunately, following up the day after, I couldn’t find Vol 95, for July-December 1919, online. That’s why you are not getting the captions taking you to the source. If it comes back from the ether soon, I’ll update.
Meanwhile I invite you to enjoy these early 20th century fashions, which show how much women’s dress changed from the look I showed you for 1905, last month. We’re moving away from that S curve of earlier decades to the slimmed down, straight silhouette foreshadowing the fashions we associate with the roaring twenties and its boyish look.
Fashion plates from The Delineator, Volume, 95, October 1919.
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.