18th Century Clothing (Historic Communities)

Bobbie Kalman
Bobbie Kalman's acclaimed Historic Communities Series provides a close-up view of how people lived more than two hundred years ago. Colorful photos, many taken by Bobbie Kalman herself at restored historic villages across the country, help support the fascinating information. Children will have fun learning about: -- early homes and the settler community-- what people wore and the crafts they made-- how settlers made their living-- how they spent their leisure time-- the values, customs, and traditions of the early settlersThe clothing of the eighteenth century was a colorful mix of fancy fashions from Europe and homemade threads created from wool, flax, and cotton. Young readers will also learn about the dangerous makeup worn by women and the undergarments that made it hard for them to breathe. Children will be fascinated by such accessories as: -- wigs and corkballs-- stomachers and fans-- buckles, stays, and farthingales-- pattens and clogs

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