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August 1, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Dodge City Public Library
1001 N. 2nd Ave.
Dodge City, KS 67801
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Dressing for Success, Victorian Style

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Victorian women in the United States and Britain took upward of four hours to dress themselves per day, and they usually had a maid to help them dress. Layer upon layer of prim and proper clothing was worn, from bare necessities to gloves, hair pins, umbrellas, shoes, and brooches. There were outfits to be worn in the morning after rising, at mid-morning, at early afternoon, and in the evening. This presentation explores why these women endured such restrictive and sometimes deadly clothing, as well as the elements, purpose, and the proper way to put it all on. Presented by Sara Jane Richter. Sara teaches English and is Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell