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A caricature sequence of posed joke photographs showing five stages of putting on a crinoline, ca. 1860. [the era of maximum-flying-buttress-"hope there's no strong wind today"-walk-sideways-through-doorways-to-fit-all-your-petticoats-through hoopskirts]
1850 -1860. Putting on a crinoline. Photographer Unknown.
A caricature sequence of posed joke photographs showing five stages of putting on a crinoline, ca. 1860. I've always wanted to wear a hoop skirt!
civil war (and I thought when I got dressed up it was a big production)
Civil War Hoop Skirts ~ Could A Woman Design This To Wear? Really!
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The rapid growth of the garment industry in NYC at the turn of the 20th century brought a large number of young, unmarried women into the workplace. Often forced to work in sweatshop-like conditions, they were easily exploited by their employers but drew upon a spirit of independence to begin organizing unions, charities and newspapers. In 1909, when a general strike was called, 20,000 to 30,000 workers joined the protest.
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory strikers
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#IWD Triangle Fire
Industrial Ladies' Garment Workers Union - Labor union with unskilled Jewish and Italian immigrant women employed in sewing shops
In 1909, Triangle factory workers staged the first successful women's labor strike in American history. This was the first and biggest step towards achieving better working conditions and better wages for women garment workers in the rapidly growing garment industry.
On March 25th in 1911, The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire was one of the most devastating industrial disasters of all time. The tragedy led to improved safety standards and the formation of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Subscribe to daily Fashion History facts on our blog! #fashion #shirt #tifh
Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire - Photo Essays
On June 13, 1920, the U.S. Post Office Department rules that children may not be sent by parcel post. It's never easy traveling with children and often it can be expensive. In the early 1900s, some people decided cut costs by mailing their children via parcel post. On February 19, 1914, the parents of four-year-old May Pierstorff mailed her from Grangeville, Idaho to her grandparents in Lewiston, Idaho.
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For my Dad: From the archives of the National Postal Museum comes this photo of a postal carrier with a young boy in his mailbag. After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.
A nostalgic nod to our nation's fascination with space.
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Anaheim Halloween Parade, via Anaheim Historical Society Blog
I think it's a safe bet to say we know who would have won the Halloween costume contest that year!
1950's halloween photo
History is sexy...