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Turbans and the Older Woman

Do you associate certain kinds of hats with certain age groups?  At the beginning of the twenty century, the bonnet tied under the chin was linked to older women.  For me, it is the turban that I associate with this … Continue reading

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Rosa Parks–A Lady and a Rebel

The common school book story of Rosa Parks (1913-2005) is incorrect. She was not an unassuming, weary seamstress who one day got mad and refused to move to the back of the bus. Instead, she was a longtime activist in … Continue reading

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A Magic Crepe Dress, 1958

Not too long ago I purchased about a dozen Fashion Frocks cards from the estate of a woman who sold their dresses in Michigan.  These wonderful bits of fashion history were used by women who sold dresses door to door … Continue reading

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