Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Active Edwardian Women

When we think of the Edwardians, our minds immediately go to images portrayed in Downton Abbey or other images showing long skirts, heavy clothes, serving tea and having babies.

Despite being corseted and all bundled up with what today we would consider very restrictive clothing, these women were quite active, especially the Edwardians, who began to eschew the corset.

"Spencer-sisters" by Unknown - From the private collection of David Ball. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Spencer-sisters.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Spencer-sisters.jpg


So what did they do?

They hiked...

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They boated...
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They biked...
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They picnicked...

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They camped...
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They rode horses...    



They demanded that we vote...  



And I, for one, am awfully glad they did.

Pat


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