Tag Archives: clothing

Laundry On The Road

Tonight I return to a post from March 14 about clothing to discuss a necessary activity regarding clothing: laundry.  For a three-months-long trip, laundry was a regular task, and unlike today it wasn’t as simple as a fancy hotel’s ability … Continue reading

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Mentions of Clothing

As you may have gathered by now, much of the 1920s prescriptive literature found in women’s magazines discussed fashion, but the story about the three girls in Washington D.C. suggests that not everyone who traveled followed the advice given in … Continue reading

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Insight Into How Dotty, Edie, and Ev Packed

A couple of posts ago, I discussed how clothing posed as a packing problem for road-tripping females, as they were advised to pack for both the physical traveling as well as any social activity where travel clothes would be inappropriate.  … Continue reading

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“The First and Worst Problem”

Thank you to those who responded to my Facebook question this morning.  For those of you who may have missed it, I asked: When packing for a trip, what is your first problem? What is your worst problem? Are they … Continue reading

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The History of the Flapper, Part 3: The Rectangular Silhouette

Hello everyone, no sooner do I share Part 2 than Part 3 on the history of the flapper is already out.  This one talks about the undergarments that were used to help flappers gain a rectangular shape.  Although my thesis … Continue reading

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An Intro to Travel Clothing

Clothing styles for both men and women of the 1920s were changing, and with the rise in automobile popularity, outfits designed for the sole purpose of motoring came into fashion.  These too, followed the changing trends.  The hemlines on skirts … Continue reading

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The Master’s Thesis: An Intro

In 2010, the rediscovery of a box containing Dorothy Guyott’s postcards and letters inspired a thesis on the road trip that she took with Edith and Evelyn Stohl in 1929.  Additionally, the cedar box consisted of one letter sent to … Continue reading

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