Kristi Harder, Fashion History

WOMEN LIKE KRISTI’S CHARACTER ON THE TRAIL & FURTHER WEST

How they lived & what they wore

Understanding the Pioneer woman begins with understanding high fashion of the time like this Parisian cycling ensemble
Wyatt Earp’s mother gives good clues to the era.. removeable collar (to clean), large wooden (or bone) buttons, slight dropped sleeves, and bodice fit – not to mention the matron’s hairstyle
1871 Mormons with Cart on the Mormon Trail
1871 Granny settled in comfortably
1871 High Fashion western settlement
1882 the Sower family in Nebraska
Metis, the “Half-Wagon” people
On the Oregon Trail
Emigrants on the Trail
1871-72 settling in a new home
1872
Dora Hand fashionable and wealthy singer performed throughout the newly populated West
Wyatt Earp’s wife ini about 1875. Note checks again
REAL GARMENTS OF LIKE CHARACTER TO STUDY

Dresses

Undergarments

Hair & Bonnets

Shoes, Outerwear & Accessories

Jewelry

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