Friday Photo: New Old Fashion

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I decided another fashion-related post was called for when I saw this photo. I think that this image is part of a series of postcards produced while St. John’s College owned the House, between 1926 and 1940. Obviously, it’s a 20th-century view of 18th-century fashion. The accuracy of their costumes leaves a bit to be desired, but I’m sure they felt fabulous in their Marie Antoinette wigs and enormous side hoops. I think that the docents at the House gave tours in costumes like these. Somehow I don’t think I could talk our current docents into wearing outfits this fabulous…

Posted on Jul 29, 2011 in , by Hammond-Harwood House



Hammond-Harwood House

The mission of the Hammond-Harwood House Association is to preserve and to interpret the architecturally significant Hammond-Harwood House Museum and its collection of fine and decorative arts, and to explore the diverse social history associated with its occupants, both free and enslaved, for the purposes of education and appreciation.
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