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~ The Columbus Journal, August 30, 1911

~ The Columbus Journal, August 30, 1911

~ Montgomery Wards, 1969

~ Montgomery Wards, 1969

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~ The Mentor: A Little Book for the Guidance of Such Men and Boys as would Appear to Advantage in the Society of Persons of the Better Sort, by Alfred Ayres, 1884via Hathi Trust Digital Library

~ The Mentor: A Little Book for the Guidance of Such Men and Boys as would Appear to Advantage in the Society of Persons of the Better Sort, by Alfred Ayres, 1884
via Hathi Trust Digital Library

~ American Institute of Public Opinion survey, 1941via Historical OpinionRecommended: the Historical Opinion twitter for more opinions from history.

~ American Institute of Public Opinion survey, 1941
via Historical Opinion

Recommended: the Historical Opinion twitter for more opinions from history.

~ Lana Lobell catalog, “Summer Symphony of Fashions,”  1955via Reminisce.com

~ Lana Lobell catalog, “Summer Symphony of Fashions,” 1955
via Reminisce.com

~ Road Book of Boston and Vicinity for Bicyclers, Riders and Drivers, Charles A. Underwood, ed., 1893"It is not advisable to wear a bustle."

~ Road Book of Boston and Vicinity for Bicyclers, Riders and Drivers, Charles A. Underwood, ed., 1893

"It is not advisable to wear a bustle."

~ Specialized Department of Sports Apparel, Bonwit Teller & Co., January 1921via Flickr"Camp Life has its code and creed of dress for women as exacting as any that governs town fashions.To be attired inapropos, to jar with events is a breach of good taste and correct form.”

~ Specialized Department of Sports Apparel, Bonwit Teller & Co., January 1921
via Flickr

"Camp Life has its code and creed of dress for women as exacting as any that governs town fashions.
To be attired inapropos, to jar with events is a breach of good taste and correct form.”

~ Grove’s Bromo Quinine,  March 1929via Flickr Long notes today because I found the subject so interesting (yes, I’m weird). ;-)Flannel: “a woven cloth of wool or a blend of wool and cotton”. Historically, a “flannel” could also refer specifically to heavy underclothing made of this cloth. At some point in autumn to avoid “taking a chill”, people would switch out their lighter undergarments for heavier ones made of flannel. The summer underwear was packed away with the lighter clothes until spring when the process was reversed. Sometimes, in lieu of actual underwear, a person was “sewn in for the winter" i.e., rubbed with grease and then wrapped in layers of brown paper and flannel which was then sewn into place to serve as permanent cold protection until the weather warmed up. During my brief search I found anecdotal evidence of this as late as 1939. Grove’s Bromo Quinine among other things contained two grains of phenacetin, one of the first synthetic fever reducers to go on the market. Grove Laboratories, makers of Grover’s Bromo Quinine, were merged into Bristol-Myers Co. in the 1950’s.

Anyone have any more info on the official wearing of flannel for the winter?

~ Grove’s Bromo Quinine, March 1929
via Flickr

Long notes today because I found the subject so interesting (yes, I’m weird). ;-)

Flannel: “a woven cloth of wool or a blend of wool and cotton”. Historically, a “flannel” could also refer specifically to heavy underclothing made of this cloth. At some point in autumn to avoid “taking a chill”, people would switch out their lighter undergarments for heavier ones made of flannel. The summer underwear was packed away with the lighter clothes until spring when the process was reversed. Sometimes, in lieu of actual underwear, a person was “sewn in for the winter" i.e., rubbed with grease and then wrapped in layers of brown paper and flannel which was then sewn into place to serve as permanent cold protection until the weather warmed up. During my brief search I found anecdotal evidence of this as late as 1939.

Grove’s Bromo Quinine among other things contained two grains of phenacetin, one of the first synthetic fever reducers to go on the market. Grove Laboratories, makers of Grover’s Bromo Quinine, were merged into Bristol-Myers Co. in the 1950’s.

Anyone have any more info on the official wearing of flannel for the winter?

~ Dan River Prince Oxford fabric,  August 28, 1948via Flickr"This Dan River oxford makes a shirt that goes with campus clothes like co-eds with star half-backs."

~ Dan River Prince Oxford fabric, August 28, 1948
via Flickr

"This Dan River oxford makes a shirt that goes with campus clothes like co-eds with star half-backs."

~ “Summer Symphony of Fashions" Lana Lobell catalog, 1955via Reminisce

~ Summer Symphony of Fashions" Lana Lobell catalog, 1955
via Reminisce

~ Sears & Roebuck, Spring and Summer 1938 via Flickr

~ Sears & Roebuck, Spring and Summer 1938
via Flickr

~ Gamage’s Department Store, January 1903via Grace’s Guide

~ Gamage’s Department Store, January 1903
via Grace’s Guide

~ Florida Fashions, Inc., 1960via what-i-found(click to enlarge)

~ Florida Fashions, Inc., 1960
via what-i-found
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~ Aldens catalog, Fall-Winter 1946 via Flickr

~ Aldens catalog, Fall-Winter 1946 
via Flickr