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Closer view of the jacket, sweater, and flat cap. Shirt is blue cotton with white and blue stripes, as well as white French cuffs.

Closer view of the jacket, sweater, and flat cap. Shirt is blue cotton with white and blue stripes, as well as white French cuffs.

Ray of Light is one of the most-recognized American quilts. In 1977, at the height of the resurgence of quiltmaking, it won the Good Housekeeping and U.S. Historical Society contest for The Great American Quilt, besting 10,000 entries.    This traditional medallion quilt features a central compass design (look at those points!) and multiple "frames" of smaller compasses, sawtooth-edged blocks and incredibly fine quilting. Jinny used both American and Indonesian fabrics.

Ray of Light is one of the most-recognized American quilts. In 1977, at the height of the resurgence of quiltmaking, it won the Good Housekeeping and U.S. Historical Society contest for The Great American Quilt, besting 10,000 entries. This traditional medallion quilt features a central compass design (look at those points!) and multiple "frames" of smaller compasses, sawtooth-edged blocks and incredibly fine quilting. Jinny used both American and Indonesian fabrics.

"That sidewalk is a river that I fished dry...  Oh that sidewalk is a river that I fished dry...  And now it's my heavy hand filling the brim,  And it hauled me out of their brim..." Asheville, NC ; May, 1922.

"That sidewalk is a river that I fished dry... Oh that sidewalk is a river that I fished dry... And now it's my heavy hand filling the brim, And it hauled me out of their brim..." Asheville, NC ; May, 1922.

A closer view of the Edwardian Sack Coat, as worn for summer (denoted by the wear of the straw Skimmer Hat). The blue stone tie/cravat tack can also be clearly seen, as well. Asheville, NC ; August, 1912.

A closer view of the Edwardian Sack Coat, as worn for summer (denoted by the wear of the straw Skimmer Hat). The blue stone tie/cravat tack can also be clearly seen, as well. Asheville, NC ; August, 1912.

"These men play a mean game. Yet they've come to realize, I play a meaner game, still..."  Asheville, NC ; August, 1922.

"These men play a mean game. Yet they've come to realize, I play a meaner game, still..." Asheville, NC ; August, 1922.

"Some days I wish that I'd have invested in a celluloid collar..." Asheville, NC ; November, 1912.

"Some days I wish that I'd have invested in a celluloid collar..." Asheville, NC ; November, 1912.

Closer view of the torso of the suit, this time with the jacket buttoned. Note the extremely fitted nature of the jacket, almost to the point of being too small by today's standards. As can clearly be seen here, the style was commonly that of a very high, fitted jacket waist and narrow, almost feminine shoulders. The ticket pocket can also be better seen on the left side of the jacket.

Closer view of the torso of the suit, this time with the jacket buttoned. Note the extremely fitted nature of the jacket, almost to the point of being too small by today's standards. As can clearly be seen here, the style was commonly that of a very high, fitted jacket waist and narrow, almost feminine shoulders. The ticket pocket can also be better seen on the left side of the jacket.

"To the night another body, To the night another name. To the night another valentine, A burning flame..." Charleston, SC ; May, 1921.

"To the night another body, To the night another name. To the night another valentine, A burning flame..." Charleston, SC ; May, 1921.

Straight-on view of the suit. Even with the jacket unbuttoned, note the extremely slender fit of the suit. As the baggy Sack Suits of the Edwardian Era gave way to the extremely slender designs of the late 1910's and 1920's, these suits gained more and more popularity, especially among the less-Conservative crowd, many of whom had recently returned home from the Great War.

Straight-on view of the suit. Even with the jacket unbuttoned, note the extremely slender fit of the suit. As the baggy Sack Suits of the Edwardian Era gave way to the extremely slender designs of the late 1910's and 1920's, these suits gained more and more popularity, especially among the less-Conservative crowd, many of whom had recently returned home from the Great War.

Closer view of the torso of the suit. The brown Fedora and pleats at the front of the trousers can be better seen here. (Yes, I am aware that my face here is absolutely hilarious, but please, try to focus on the suit, hah!)

Closer view of the torso of the suit. The brown Fedora and pleats at the front of the trousers can be better seen here. (Yes, I am aware that my face here is absolutely hilarious, but please, try to focus on the suit, hah!)

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