Colonial America (Costume and Fashion Source Books) by Deirdre Clancy Steer, Amela Baksic

By Deirdre Clancy Steer, Amela Baksic

During this paintings, readers will learn the way women and men dressed, from the earliest settlers to those that fought within the progressive struggle, from the wealthy landowners to the poorest servants.

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He planted a mulberry orchard in town and brought the first silkworm eggs to Mansfield. Threequarters of the people in Mansfield raised silkworms in their homes. The men planted the trees, and the women and children gathered the leaves, cared for the worms, and reeled and spun the raw silk. A spare room, an attic, a barn loft, or an outbuilding w as used as a cocoonery. But this production couldn’t compete with the sophistication or price of imported silks, and the silkworm farms all but died out.

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Right: A well-to-do couple in period clothes take part in a historical re-enactment at Colonial Williamsburg. 38 Left: In this portrait by Robert Feke, Massachusetts gentleman Isaac Winslow is shown wearing a long, ivory-colored satin waistcoat, richly embroidered with gold thread. This luxurious garment is in stark contrast to the dark brown velvet of his topcoat. JEWELRY MEN’S COSTUME At the beginning of the eighteenth century, men’s suits consisted of three major pieces: coat, waistcoat, and breeches.

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