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  • Heather Curtis

    Civil War Underpinnings-when clothes were sewn by hand people wore more clothes. Since the sewing machine and mass production we wear less clothing.

  • Randall Chambers

    Civil War Underpinnings (Not completely correct but close enough to give those who don't know an idea. Drawers should be split crotch (not appropriate to show here) and stockings should be cotton or wool knit.) (That's gotta be hard to get on! ) #civilwar #corset http://www.randallchambers.com

  • LAURAN H

    Vintage undergarments, Civil War era

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