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Disaster Strikes! The Cost of Dressing in 1769

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Disaster strikes! It's 1:00 a.m., and you've just escaped your burning house with only the nightclothes on your back and the slippers on your feet. What would it take to rebuild the "average" woman's wardrobe? How many pieces might that include? What would those pieces cost? Using a 1769-70 merchant's account book from Louisa County, VA, the milliners and mantua-makers will demonstrate the layers of a woman's everyday outfit and discuss the number of garments and other pieces that might compromise her entire wardrobe.

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Disaster Strikes! The Cost of Dressing in 1769

Hennage Auditorium

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