Dances with Wools

Dressing the 18th Century Woman

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Visiting history museums is one of my favorite activities, especially places like Plymouth Plantation, Old Sturbridge Village, or Williamsburg, where great care is spent getting things right. But something I find really irksome is seeing interpreters playing “dress up”, wearing clothing that sort of evokes the period they are portraying but is far from authentic. Pants with zipper flies, for instance, or sneakers, or push up bras.  You also see this kind of thing in parades. If something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right. So it was with great interest that I viewed the following video, produced by National Museums Liverpool.

The video can be accessed here

 

 

 

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