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satx78247 
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01-26-18 10:13 PM - Post#1666093    


Friends,

I've started working on my "dirt farmer" militiaman impression for The Alamo Shrine & am "singularly unimpressed with" what I've found doing searches on "the Worldwideweird" & the local library.

Can any of you recommend a GOOD book on the dress of the common man/woman, who headed West to farm/settle down??

yours, satx




 
tenngun 
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tenngun
01-27-18 10:51 AM - Post#1666145    

    In response to satx78247

Cut of men’s clothing 1600-1900, mountain man sketch book vol 1 and 2, smoke and fire web site, theater costumes books. Also check out the paintings of Bingham, his paintings show mostly middle class people.
Keep in mind that people often wore what we would think of as suits today. Waistcoat and even tailed coats could be working clothing. Short waist leagth coats were common.

 
satx78247 
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01-28-18 12:04 PM - Post#1666314    

    In response to tenngun

THANKS for your response.

I'd still like to find the title/source of a GOOD book on the subject (IF there is one).

yours, satx


 
tenngun 
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01-29-18 09:43 AM - Post#1666451    

    In response to satx78247

There is a you tube video on that shows photos from the 1840s I think it’s called 39 portraits from the 1840s

 
satx78247 
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01-29-18 10:13 AM - Post#1666456    

    In response to tenngun

THANKS, satx


 
Artificer 
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01-29-18 12:21 PM - Post#1666479    

    In response to satx78247

Just remembered that "Conner Prairie" in Indiana does 1836 as their time period. Here's their link to clothing and they have a contact source at the bottom of the page for questions.

http://www.connerprairie.org/education-research/indiana-hist...

Gus

 
satx78247 
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01-29-18 04:12 PM - Post#1666521    

    In response to Artificer

THANK YOU.

yours, satx


 
Artificer 
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01-29-18 06:40 PM - Post#1666550    

    In response to satx78247

You are most welcome.

Gus

 
tenngun 
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tenngun
01-30-18 10:28 AM - Post#1666640    

    In response to Artificer

Kannics Korner sells patterns for this time. And from the short waisted weskit that exposed the shirts at the bottom cr 1800 to the developing v front of the 1830s, along with broad fall trousers.

 
Ringel05 
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02-07-18 12:34 PM - Post#1668224    

    In response to tenngun

Laughing Moon makes patterns for that period also. I find their patterns are easier to use, better detailed instructions but they still design the patterns towards those who are not beginners.
I had to do some research when I first used any patterns just to understand what some of the instructions meant.

 
Snakebite 
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02-08-18 11:35 AM - Post#1668402    

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satx, here's something I came across a while back that might be something you'd want to check out:

http://www.texianlegacy.com/txguide.html

I think I came across it while looking at a Texas Army website.

Snakebite

 
satx78247 
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02-08-18 12:40 PM - Post#1668414    

    In response to Snakebite

THANKS. = Helpful.

yours, satx


 
Doc Arroyo 
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07-03-18 06:03 PM - Post#1692420    

    In response to satx78247

I am late to this party, but I do have a copy of one book that might be what you are looking for. The curator of Sutter's Fort wrote a Costuming Guide for the park years ago, and commissioned David Rickman to illustrate it. Occasionally it is available on Amazon or through the trade store at Sutter's Fort. A small portion of it is online at
1840s clothing.pdf
"Ain't like the old days, but it'll do!"


Edited by Doc Arroyo on 07-03-18 06:04 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
satx78247 
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07-03-18 08:25 PM - Post#1692442    

    In response to Doc Arroyo

What's the full title, PLEASE??

yours, satx


 
Doc Arroyo 
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07-06-18 05:33 PM - Post#1692794    

    In response to satx78247

The Sutter's Fort Costume Manual: A Guide to the Clothing Worn in California and the Far West, CA. 1845

Call the Trade Store at Sutter's Fort in Sacramento, CA. I believe they still keep them in stock.
"Ain't like the old days, but it'll do!"


Edited by Doc Arroyo on 07-06-18 05:34 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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