Godey's Lady's Book: what you didn't know

By | January 27th, 2021|Categories: 19th Century Literature, Victorian Era, Victorian Fashions, Women's History|Tags: , |

I have always loved the stunning fashion plates from Godey's Lady's Book. I often go looking for them when researching different fashions from the past as they were considered to be the standard and the highest authority of fashion in print at the time. It was when I met with Nancy Jean Gray to discuss [...]

Sarah Josepha Hale – 19th Century Influencer Part 2

By | November 8th, 2016|Categories: Fashion, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Women's History|Tags: , |

Sarah Josepha Hale – Poet, Novelist, Editor Within five years of David's death, Sarah published a novel, Northwood. In the novel, she describes the character and manners of New Englanders. One of the traditions she described in her book is very familiar to Americans. Baker shares Sarah's words with us. ”The table, covered with a [...]

Victorian Travel Tips – Wardrobe

By | October 22nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , |

Updated February 4, 2019 It seems that some things never change. The details may change but the subject is the same – the savvy traveler. Today, we pack for a vacation or business trip that may include air travel. There are tips and tricks to get the most out of your wardrobe. Here’s a glimpse [...]