How did people travel in Jane Austen's Day? What did they take to make themselves comfortable? #JaneAusten #GeorgianEra #RegencyEra #VictorianEra https://www.suzilove.com/wp-admin/books2read.com/SuziLoveTravel Click To Tweet
Travel and Luggage By Suzi Love History Notes Book 10. How did people travel in Jane Austen’s times. In past centuries? What did they take with them to make their long journeys easier? Travel by road, ship, canal, or railway all took a long time and had dangers so people learned to prepare. And then, in the nineteenth century, road improvements, inventions, and scientific developments made travel more pleasurable. books2read.com/SuziLoveTravel
“Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.” Jane Austen Northanger Abbey (1817) #JaneAusten #Quote #Regency
1804 January London Full Evening Dresses, English. White evening dress has a white tunic overlay and worn with long white gloves, a long necklace, and with an evening hairstyle that leaves dangling curls around her neck. Other evening dress has a tunic trimmed with orange cord, short sleeves, and worn with long gloves, and upswept evening hairstyle with a matching feather. Fashion Plate via Fashions of London and Paris. https://books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionWomen1801-18041804 January Two Ladies Wearing London Full Evening Dresses. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion https://books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionWomen1801-1804 Click To Tweet
1620-1635 ca. Pin For Fastening Clothing, Made In Gloucestershire, England, U.K. Pins were a necessity for the fastening of clothing and the arrangement of dress accessories in the 16th and 17th centuries. Their importance for women as a personal requirement and expense is reflected in the term pin-money, the sum originally allocated to meet this essential cost. Ordinary people would have a small number of pins, the wealthy thousands.Pins were carefully looked after and sharpened periodically. They were extracted after use so as not to tarnish the fabric and placed in a pincushion. The portrait of Countess of Southampton shows her pincushion on the dressing table. Countess of Southampton’s Dressing Table with Pin Cushion 1590. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, U.K. The pins were mounted on card by the donor which he annotated with the dates of the documents they were detached from.
Before the mid-16th century the finest pins were imported from France, but their manufacture in England was encouraged under Henry VIII, and an Act for the True Making of Pynnes was passed in 1543, controlling their quality and price. Gloucestershire and London became the main centres of the pin-making industry.
Materials & Making
As the industry developed in the 16th century the major advance in the manufacture of pins came with the use of a steel draw-plate with a graduated series of holes. Wire, which was usually brass, could be drawn through this to any gauge, permitting standardisation of the size of the pins. The heads were made from fine coils of wire that were soldered in place.
Enormous quantities of pins were used for the fastening of clothing. Elizabeth I was supplied with 24,000 ‘pynnes of diverse sorts’ just for her coronation. Pins secured the petticoat in a ruffle above the farthingale (hoops that supported a skirt), and held the curves of the ruff in place around the neck. Several dozen might be used for one ensemble. Such a quantity required large pincushions, like the canvas work one here. These pins were found in written documents that were dated between 1620 and 1635.1620-1635 ca. Pin For Fastening Clothing, England. #BritishHistory #Sewing Click To Tweet
1789-1790 ca. Man’s Red Riding Coat, England or France. Wool plain weave, full finish, with metallic-thread embroidery, tan breeches, black riding boots and crop. Credit: (M.2007.211.46) via Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA. collections.lacma.org1789-1790 Man's Red Wool Riding Coat, England or France. #Georgian #Riding #Fashion books2read.com/suziloveFashMen1700 Click To Tweet
1800 Outfit Of A Young Man With Grey Cutaway Coat, French.
A Regency Era, or early 1800s, gentleman was outfitted in more practical fabrics, such as wool, cotton and buckskin rather than the fussy brocades and silks of the late 1700s. The men in Jane Austen’s life would have worn an elegant outdoor ensemble like this for everyday excursions around the countryside.
17th – 20th Centuries Luggage For Travel.17th – 20th Centuries Luggage For Travel. #JaneAusten #georgianEra #RegencyEra #VictorianEra #EdwardianEra books2read.com/SuziLoveTravel Click To Tweet
1660-1700 ca. Gaming Purse, Probably French. Green velvet trimmed with copper-gilt thread. Gaming or gambling with cards popular 17th-century pastime and any gentleman or lady not playing games like Quadrille and Basset would have been considered ‘low-bred and hardly fit for conversation’ according to ‘The Compleat Gamester’, published in 1674. Typically, gaming purses had flat, circular bases with sides gathered on a drawstring. via Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. collections.vam.ac.uk.1660-1700 ca. Green Velvet Gaming Purse For Holding Money, Probably French. #History #France #Gambling. http://books2read.com/suziloveReticules Click To Tweet
1815 White Walking Dress, English. Lady reading outside. Aqua pelisse, or coat, open to reveal a yellow lining, yellow gloves, high bonnet with feathers and blue shoes. Jane Austen and her family and friends would have worn this style of walking ensemble and as Jane Austen was very fond of reading, it’s easy to picture her looking like this. Fashion Plate via Rudolph Ackermann’s ‘The Repository of Arts’.1815 Lady Reading Outside In Walking Dress and Aqua Pelisse, or Coat. #RegencyEra #JaneAusten #HistoricalFashion. https://books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionWomen1815-1819 Click To Tweet
1815 March Brown Promenade Dress, English. High-waisted dress with decorative hem, white sleeves, white fichu, blue scarf, brown hat decorated with flowers. Jane Austen and her contemporaries would have worn this style of outdoor walking outfit and flowered hat. Fashion Plate via The Lady’s Magazine Or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex.
Definition Redingote: Woman’s long, fitted coat often worn open in front to show off the dress underneath. Sometimes cut away in front. Originally made with several capes and trimmed with large buttons. French word developed from English words, riding coat. reefer. Single- or double-breasted, fitted, tailored, over-all coat usually made from sturdy fabric.
Definition Fichu: A piece of lace, muslin, or other cloth worn about the neck and cleavage to preserve a lady’s modesty. From French word meaning neckerchief.1815 March High-Waisted Brown Promenade Dress and Flowered Hat. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion https://books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionWomen1815-1819 Click To Tweet