Recollections is the Best of the West!

By | January 20th, 2021|Categories: Old West, Pioneer Dress, Recollections, Victorian Fashions|Tags: , , , , , , |

Recollections is excited to be selected by True West Magazine as one of their 2021 Best of the West award winners. We have been chosen once again as the Best Western Clothing Maker. The awards are chosen by a survey of readers and people in the “Western” world, so it is a great honor to [...]

Name that Dress! contest = 6 $50 Winners

By | April 7th, 2020|Categories: Contests and Games, Entertainment|Tags: , |

Offer a name for our nameless lasses We have over 500 dresses and gowns on our website.  Most of them have been named, such as Tilly, Sophronia, Daisy, Desidera, etc.  There are some orphan dresses who have never been given a name and this is your chance to name them. Below we have pictured the [...]

The Many Adaptations of Jane Austen's Emma

By | March 13th, 2020|Categories: 19th Century Literature, Regency Era, Women's History|Tags: , , , , , , |

Jane Austen wrote stories and poems to amuse herself and her family from a young age and eventually compiled 29 of them into three bound notebooks. These volumes provide a little glimpse into the author she would become. The “stories are full of anarchic fantasies of female power, licence, illicit behaviour, and general high spirits,” [...]

Pasadena Celebrates 2020: Jane Guthrie Interview

By | March 4th, 2020|Categories: Edwardian Era, Edwardian Fashion, Recollections, Women's History|Tags: , , , , , , |

Jane Guthrie is an art director from Manhattan Beach, CA. She and many others came together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the USA at the 2020 Rose Parade. The passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution granted women the right to vote. Jane piqued our interest through photos [...]

1920: Top 5 Changes that started the Decade of Change

By | December 30th, 2019|Categories: Recollections, Roaring 20s, Women's History|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A lot was happening in America 100 years ago, perhaps as much as there is now. The 1920s were an exciting time to be alive and remain a popular topic of interest and time from fashion history. Here are the top five changes in chronological order that started off the Decade of Change, the Roaring [...]

The 1920s Woman – Flapper and beyond

By | November 13th, 2019|Categories: 1920s fashion, Fashion, Roaring 20s|Tags: , , , , |

See part one of The 1920s Woman The Flappers emerged onto the American scene in the Roaring 20s and will forever be associated with freedom and fun. The term ‘flapper’ has roots in post-World War I Great Britain. Originally, it referred to “a young girl, still somewhat awkward in movement and who had not yet [...]

Tombstone, Arizona: Capsule of the American Old West

By | April 8th, 2019|Categories: Old West, Recollections, Victorian Era, Victorian Fashions|Tags: , , , , , |

Join Recollections on a trip to Tombstone, Arizona. Experience the Old West as we enjoy this day trip.

Caption This! Valentine Caption Contest 2019

By | February 8th, 2019|Categories: Contests and Games, Recollections|Tags: , , , |

The Fisher Girls edition This time around, our caption contest presented a selection of Harrison Fisher's romantic illustrations from the first quarter of the 20th century. Thanks for playing! The winning captions are below. Click on the image to see all captions submitted. The winning captions! #1 - Hearts in the Sand“And this, my dearest, [...]

History of Christmas Trees

By | December 15th, 2018|Categories: Christmas, Holidays, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , |

Evergreen trees decorated with lights, garland, and ornaments have become a staple in most households that celebrate Christmas, however,  these trees haven’t always been a symbol of the upcoming holiday. Since evergreen trees stayed green throughout the cold months, they have long been revered. Ancient Egyptians worshipped the god Ra and believed that Ra grew [...]