Clothing

Princess Bess Gets Dressed

By Margery Cuyler; Illustrated by Heather Maione

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A fashionably dressed princess reveals her favorite clothes at the end of a busy day. Princess Bess changes her outfits all day long, until finally she relaxes in the most comfortable clothes of all. JE Fic Cuy Suggested for ages 3-7.
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Elizabethan England

By Kathy Elgin

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Photographs of actual performances that show characters in costume and stills from movies that show the filmmakers' interpretations of period clothes- Fact boxes that provide fascinating information about materials used, accessories worn, and clothing customs- Quotes from literature and plays that show the connotations of costume in that particular era and how clothing has indicated social status throughout the centuries- A timeline and summaries of plays, musicals, and movies that typify the era and its fashions.

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18th Century Clothing

By Bobbie Kalman

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The clothing of the eighteenth century was a colorful mix of fancy fashions from Europe and homemade threads created from wool, flax, and cotton.

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19th Century Clothing

By Bobbie Kalman

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Ready-made clothing was not always available to the settlers moving westward. Many people dyed, spun, and wove wool and flax to make the cloth from which they sewed their clothes. People worked hard and wore practical clothing.
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Children's Clothing of the 1800s

By Bobbie Kalman

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Introduces children's form of dress during the 19th century, including that of Native people, and the making of clothing and its care.
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The Jacket I Wear in the Snow

By Shirley Neitzel

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This is the zipper…this is the hat…and this is the jacket I wear in the snow.

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You'll Soon Grow Into Them, Titch

By Pat Hutchins

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After years as the youngest child, it is finally Titch's turn to hand down some clothes to the brand new baby. JE Fic Hut.

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

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Runaway Servants

Virginia Gazette
(Parks), Williamsburg,
From August 7 to August 14, 1746.

RAN away from the Subscribers on the 31st of July last, Three Servants, viz. Daniel M'Craw, a Scots-Highlander, of a short Stature, speaks broken English, about 5 Feet 2 Inches high, of a swarthy Complexion, with short curl'd Hair: Had on when he went away, a coarse Bear-skin Coat, with Brass Buttons, a Pair of brown Linen Trowsers and Shirt. He belonged to Mr. Charles Dick, in Fredericksburg. John Ross, a Scots-Highland Boy, about 16 Years of age, of a ruddy Complexion, full-fac'd, speaks broken English, and has his Hair cut: He carried with him an Oznabrig Shirt, a Pair of Oznabrig Trowsers and Breeches, a Tartan Waistcoat without Sleeves, lin'd with green Shalloon, a brown Holland and a white Linen ditto, a Silk Handkerchief, a Felt Hat, and a Leather hunting Cap. He belonged to Mr. John Mitchell, in Fredericksburg. Thomas Haily, an Irishman, about 36 Years of Age, of a fair Complexion, about 5 Feet 8 Inches high; had on when he went away, a dark colour'd Broad-Coath Coat, double-breasted with Metal Buttons, a Pair of Trowsers, an Oznabrig Shirt, a white Linen ditto, and a fine Beaver Hat. He belonged to Doctor William Lynn, in Fredericksburg. Whoever apprehends the said Servants and brings them to their Masters aforesaid, shall receive a Pistole Reward for each, besides what the Law allows. Witness our Hands this 21st Day of July, 1746. Charles Dick. William Lynn. John Mitchell.