Clara Schumann in a World of Sound

By | January 24th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Recollections, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Women's History|Tags: , , , |

Clara Schumann's early life Clara Schumann (born Wieck) was born on September 13, 1819 in Leipzig, Germany. Her father, Friedrich, was a musician. He taught piano, started a lending library, and opened a shop where he sold musical instruments. Friedrich Wieck was a well-respected music teacher. His students included his future wife and mother of [...]

Princess Louise and her Clandestine Cigarettes

By | January 9th, 2019|Categories: Edwardian Era, Recollections, Victorian Era|Tags: , , |

Recently released documents give us a glimpse into royal, rebellious life of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Louise. Princess Louise’s Unpaid Cigarette Bill Princess Louise, Duchess of Argylle, 1861 Princess Louise, later known as the Duchess of Argyle, was born in 1848 to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. She was not known for being the perfect picture [...]

Time Flies: A History of Time Zones & Daylight Saving Time

By | December 13th, 2018|Categories: Recollections, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , |

It has become the norm that when we travel from state to state we must factor in time zone changes and that there is a Sunday in the spring and in the fall when we change our clocks for Daylight Saving Time, but time has not always been this way. The Concept of Time Before [...]

Fezziwig Balls

By | December 9th, 2018|Categories: 19th Century Literature, Christmas, Holidays, Recollections, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , |

The start of December brings the season of Fezziwig Balls, like the one The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers hosts each year. The night is filled with 19th century carols, refreshments, and dancing as guests step back in time. Fezziwig Balls are named after Mr. Fezziwig, the employer of A Christmas Carol’s Ebenezer Scrooge when he was [...]

Caption This! Christmas in July 2018

By | July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Contests and Games, Edwardian Era, Recollections, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , |

Caption this! Christmas in July 2018 and win $50 We continue celebrating Christmas in July 2018 with this caption contest. Extra points for using Victorian vernacular! Your caption can be funny, thoughtful, or even a poem. It doesn't have to be related to Christmas. Our panel of judges will choose from the entries to determine [...]

Made in America – Since 1981

By | July 21st, 2017|Categories: Featured, Recollections, Thank You|Tags: , , |

Recollections Clothing - Made in America just for You! What does it mean to make a purchase from Recollections? You are investing in a quality garment, for sure. But, you are also investing in a quality garment that is designed and manufactured one at a time by hand just for you. We are proud to be [...]

Edwardian Era

By | August 25th, 2013|Categories: Downton Abbey, Edwardian Era, Edwardian Fashion, Fashion, Recollections|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Edwardian Era is named for Queen Victoria’s son Edward, who ascended to the throne upon her death in 1901. This was to become an age of unparalleled luxury as the bustles, stiff silks and wools of the 1890’s gave way to the new decorative Art Noveau style. The French termed this period la Belle [...]