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A Brief History of Plaid

6 Apr

Yes, there is an Anderson plaid–I mean tartan. It is the light blue backgrounded one in the center of the photo above. Presumably, after the Viking Andersons arrived north of Hadrian’s Wall, they settled and became Scots. Scots enough to have Robert Burns mention “John Anderson my jo, John” in one of his poems. Read about plaids in a post by Danny Lewis at Smithsonian: A Brief History of Plaid | Smart News | Smithsonian

The Elaborate Wig-Snatching Schemes of the 18th Century

10 Jan

At Atlas Obscura, Lauren Young enlightens us about wig snatchers: The Elaborate Wig-Snatching Schemes of the 18th Century | Atlas Obscura

World War I and Fashion: Khaki

17 Apr

In 1915 American silk manufacturer H. R. Mallinson & Co. saw a potential opportunity. The company anticipated shortages of wool and cotton fabrics—especially for apparel and household use—because of the massive military needs of European armies fighting World War I.

Source: Keeping Khaki-Kool during World War I | National Museum of American History

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