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Family matriarch, Anna Savage Nutt, sits between her daughters Ruth and Rebecca. All three women were wed to, or widowed from, husbands who were leading ironmasters in PA. Her clothing reflects the refined taste of an older woman in the late 1750s.

Family matriarch, Anna Savage Nutt, sits between her daughters Ruth and Rebecca. All three women were wed to, or widowed from, husbands who were leading ironmasters in PA. Her clothing reflects the refined taste of an older woman in the late

Beauty At Any Age (Advanced Style)

ADVANCED STYLE: Very fashionable older ladies.something to aspire to someday!

China exported exquisite silk fabrics that were hand-painted with designs of flowers, birds and insects in realistic and fantastical colors and designs made especially for the Western market. In addition to extant gowns in collections, these vibrant silks can be seen in both European and American portraits of fashionable women.

China exported exquisite silk fabrics that were hand-painted with designs of flowers, birds and insects in realistic and fantastical colors and designs made especially for the Western market. In addition to extant gowns in collections, these vibrant silks can be seen in both European and American portraits of fashionable women.

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Two Nerdy History Girls: More c. Hats from Colonial Williamsburg - "Black silk seems to have been much more popular for this style of hat than the white, perhaps because it was easier to keep fresh, or simply because it seemed more elegant.

To be ‘dressed’ in the 18th century signified wearing a formal ensemble, correct for an elegant dinner, reception or ball; ‘un-dress’ was everything else – clothing appropriate for daytime or informal wear. For the majority of the century, a favorite style was the robe à la française (or as it was known in England, the sack-back dress), a design which evolved from the late 17th century mantua.

To be ‘dressed’ in the 18th century signified wearing a formal ensemble, correct for an elegant dinner, reception or ball; ‘un-dress’ was everything else – clothing appropriate for daytime or informal wear. For the majority of the century, a favorite style was the robe à la française (or as it was known in England, the sack-back dress), a design which evolved from the late 17th century mantua.

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