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Clothing, Manners, & myths of the Revolutionary War

writing about the clothes manners and myths of the revolutionary war

Amber Adams

on 20 September 2010

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Transcript of Clothing, Manners, & myths of the Revolutionary War

Double click anywhere & add an idea Manners Every action done in company
should be done with respect for
the others that are around Don't show anyone
anything that might
frighten them. Don't sing to yourself
in the presence of others. Don't sleep when others talk Don't cross your feet
when you sit. Myths Hat makers were
driven mad or were
posioned by the
mercury they used
to make hats from furs. The symtoms they had (hallucinations,
tremors, and twitching)
seemed like insanity to the people of
the eighteenth century and that is how the phrase
"as mad as a hatter' was invented Beds were shorter in those days because people were shorter Beds were made individually. Some
were shorter and some were longer.
They were made to fit the person Houses didn't have closets
because people didn't want
to pay a closet tax many houses had closets they
were usually on either side
of the fireplace and were used
for general storage and the myth
probably was started by the confusion
on how the closet was used in the
eighteenth century. Men posed with one hand in their vests because
it saved money if the painter didn't have to go to the trouble of painting the fingers. That the expression about something costing an arm and a leg came about because the portrait painters charged more if they had to paint the subjects arms or legs. There is no historical evedince for this tale
Clothing . Women's skirts were
long and their sleeves
went up to the elbows. A stay was to help a women
with her shape and for
support as well as to help her appear modest. climate affected clothing-
because the climate was sultry
clothes were made of washable
cotton or linen During summer unlined coats
and thin waistcoats of cotton
were popular among the men women liked gowns
made of lustring for
their gowns during the
summer. The end! Clothing, manners,
and myths of the
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