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swimming dresses 1825

In women wore "bathing dresses" at the beach. Women of the era ventured into the ocean via bathing machines -- sort of a dressing room on wheels -- that brought them directly to the water.

Wedding scene from Ramsay’s The gentle shepherd, Act V, Printed for G. Reid and Co., 1798 From The Lewis Walpole Library at Yale University

18th Century Marriage

Wedding Scene Ramsay, "The Gentle Shepherd" 1798 The old woman on the left is wearing an arisaid and kertch.

Call Number:  779.06.24.01+  Title:  An actress at her toilet, or, Miss Brazen just breecht from the original picture by John Collet, in the possession of Carington Bowles.  Related Title:  Miss Brazen just breecht  Published:  [London] : Printed for & sold by Carington Bowles ..., published as the act directs, 24 June 1779.    Lewis Walpole Library

An actress at her toilet, or, Miss Brazen just breecht from the original picture by John Collet, [London] :by Carington Bowles June

Alfred Gervais, Martha (Gervais) Bottineau's younger brother.

Alfred Gervais, Martha (Gervais) Bottineau's younger brother.

"A Scene in Jamaica: Portrait of the Artist and his Companion", by Philip Wickstead, c 1790.

"A Scene in Jamaica: Portrait of the Artist and his Companion", by Philip Wickstead

Agneta Wredes drawing room, Åkeshovs slott, Bromma, Johan Pasch, 1740s

Agneta Wredes drawing room, Åkeshovs slott, Bromma, Johan Pasch, 1740s

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