Karlee A. Turner

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Women’s Daily Fashions of the 1840’s

How did a captain’s wife who lived at sea, keep up with the latest fashions? On land, a captain’s wife would most likely have hired a seamstress to make her wardrobe. But, while at sea, she would have to do the sewing for herself, her children and her husband, and…

Godey’s Fashions for March 26th,1840

Please note: Godey’s full-color fashion plates are below the accompanying descriptions for each plate number and its accompanying date. Although the plates are small, if you click on each fashion plate, WordPress’ invisible magician will automatically re-direct you to a full-size image so you can see more clearly, the gorgeous details of each of the dresses.…

An Old Fashioned Christmas during the 1850’s

Americans’ newfound awe and delight with Santa Claus and Christmas trees was spurred on by newspapers and periodicals like the New York Tribune and Godey’s Lady’s Book. Some 1850 Red Letter years in America’s battle for Christmas: 1850   Godey’s publishes an illustration of Britain’s royal family’s Christmas tree 1851   The…

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