Featuring the “Tea Ladies”

By | May 6th, 2011|Categories: Fashion|Tags: , , , , |

When you hear that Nancy Perzo and Karen Patton are known as “The Tea Ladies”, and that they preside over tea events at a lovely historic mansion, it might be easy to assume that they are living a life of ease and indulgence; but you would be sadly mistaken. With all of the varied programs [...]

What would a Pre-Victorian School Teacher wear?

By | April 6th, 2011|Categories: Teachers|Tags: , |

In the early 1800’s, there was not public education as we know it. Wealthy families hired tutors for their children, and for the working-class poor, school was not an option. In the late 18th century a tailor named Thomas Cranfield offered free education for poor children in London. In 1798 Cranfield established a free [...]