Eighteenth-Century Clothing at Williamsburg
Antique clothing worn by men, women, and children in the eighteenth century offers a revealing glimpse into the lives of colonial Virginians. Accessories such as aprons, gloves, hats, handkerchiefs, fans, shoes, stockings, and undergarments are also illustrated.
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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller accessories Anonymous gift apparel aprons blue bobbin lace bodice and sleeve breeches brocaded silk buttons calash center front chain stitch collection Colonial Williamsburg color costume cotton cotton and linen decorative detail dress eighteenth century Europe eyelets fans fashion France frock coat garments glazed worsted back green silk satin hooded cloak hoops inches jacket John Collet knee knitted laborers lace ladies leather Linda Baumgarten lined with linen linen bodice London loose Matching Petticoat Matthew Darly men's mezzotint neck handkerchief Oil on canvas pattern pocket pocketbooks polonaise printed probably England quilted in running ribbed silk running stitches sack back gown self-fabric sewn shape shift shirts shoes shown from back silk satin quilted silver gilt skirts slaves sleeve linings sleeve ruffles stockings stomacher striped teenth century thread trimmed trousers twill unlined Virginia Virginia Gazette waist waistcoat waistline white linen wool broadcloth wool fabrics woolen batting worn worsted wool woven