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Distaff etymology

distaff (n.) http://etymonline.com/index.php?term=distaff&allowed_in_frame= http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=distaff Old English distæf "stick that
crowceilidh
1:26 PM
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Re: Fort at #4; is actually a township :)

Kathy, I'm confused by your use of the word "distaff". Have you seen this term used for women in 18th century sources? And thanks for all the great information
Ruth Hodges
Apr 23
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Re: Digest Number 1446

Kathy, I'm confused by your use of the word "distaff". Have you seen this term used for women in 18th century sources? And thanks for all the great information
Ruth Hodges
Apr 23
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Re: Fort at #4; is actually a township :)

Dear Kathy, Thank you so very much for sharing the information about the forts and area . I know this is a place we would want to put on our list of places to
Diane
Apr 23
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Fort at #4; is actually a township :)

Dear all: it occurred to me that you might like to know a bit about the Museum: the Fort at #4. Firstly: it is not a fort! It is a township, named for the
dkmsc144
Apr 22
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Re: off topic: 1670s waistcoat

This pattern is in the ball park - 1670s can go more 1660s or 1680s. This is 1680s. - http://www.paulmeekins.co.uk/?page=shop/flypage&product_id=36724
optimumdiesel
Apr 20
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Re: off topic: 1670s waistcoat

Which colony? And are they lower, middle (artisan, shop keeper, shoemaker, bakers, etc) or merchant? About the 1660s-1680s, fashions in the colonies started
optimumdiesel
Apr 20
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Re: off topic: 1670s waistcoat

The issue of research to provide us with the kind of information needed to pursue our lines of interest here has come up in this conversation. As a staff
Michael Goudket
Apr 16
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Re: off topic: 1670s waistcoat

They do clothe people, but I think even the costume department of a living history museum is not going to be able to offer much more help. The patterns they
Cassidy Percoco
Apr 16
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Re: off topic: 1670s waistcoat

Actually, I'll "quasi-disagree." Maybe not contacting a collecting museum BUT contacting a LIVING HISTORY museum. Try Plymouth, Jamestown, or St. Mary's
pam williams
Apr 16
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Re: off topic: 1670s waistcoat

Sorry, Carol! I was on my phone and didn't see that there was an email in the convo after Diane's. Cassidy On Sat, Apr 15, 2017, 4:25 PM Carol Kocian
Cassidy Percoco
Apr 15
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Re: off topic: 1670s waistcoat

Right, The Cut of Men’s Clothes by Norah Waugh. :-) ... Right, The Cut of Men’s Clothes by Norah Waugh. :-) On Apr 15, 2017, at 2:42 PM, Cassidy Percoco
Carol Kocian
Apr 15
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Re: off topic: 1670s waistcoat

Norah Waugh wrote a book on men's dress that you might be able to get through your library - it has 17th century patterns. Reconstructing History also has
Cassidy Percoco
Apr 15
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Re: off topic: 1670s waistcoat

Can you find a copy of The Cut of Men’s Clothes? Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and we didn’t have patterns, we used that to draft our own. Keep
Carol Kocian
Apr 15
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Re: off topic: 1670s waistcoat

Have you tried the museum data bases? Like the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York., Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Or phone them and ask to speak to the
Diane
Apr 15
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