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2012-07-16 03:57:06 PM  
But were they wearing directoire knickers and can you describe them to me in great detail?
 
2012-07-16 04:47:40 PM  

DmGdDawg: I agree with those who feel the clothing is stylish and it appears to be a glamorous age. What some forget though is that the reason they wore free flowing dresses at that time was for a practical reason: there were no public restrooms available in the the City until the 1920s. While men were more willing (and it was socially acceptable) to duck behind a tree or alley for relief, a proper woman would never consider it. Instead, women of standing and class would wear diapers for all but the briefest of trips into downtown. The long flowing skirts and dresses hid the bulky and uncomfortable diapers and were made of heavy fabrics that minimized the smell of stale urine and feces. Pictures don't convey this so it's quite easy to romanticize the era.



Diapers inside? Rubbish.

They were swinging full sized steel buckets underneath those long, flowing skirts. Much easier to simply tip the contents down a nearby sewer whilst standing over it pretending to admire the sky.
 
2012-07-16 07:01:00 PM  

Grables'Daughter: I would have liked to have lived in that era.

My hobby is The World's Columbian Exposition - the World's fair of Chicago in 1893.

I love the fashions... everything from that era. I am fascinated by it.


That Wikipedia-hosted painting looks like it inspired Thomas Kincade, or vice versa
 
2012-07-16 08:01:25 PM  
Lilly Allen's great, great grandma?
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2012-07-16 09:02:22 PM  
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2012-07-16 11:53:28 PM  

00batou: NSFW: Videos from Polissons et galipettes

/oblig


So, porn was *never* classy? :(
 
2012-07-17 02:34:16 AM  

00batou: NSFW: Videos from Polissons et galipettes

/oblig


Why I never!

*faints*
 
2012-07-17 02:36:10 AM  

HairBolus: mcreadyblue: And they didn't shave thier legs.

Crotch shaving was started by prostitutes as a treatment and preventative for pubic lice (crabs). Being shaved indicated a prostitute and thus merkins (pubic wigs) were invented to make bald prostitutes appear normal and not someone who had been infected.


Everybody sing!

I'm proud to wear a 'Merkin, where I know that I'm crab-free
And I won't forget the men who died, to glue their hair on me
And I'll gladly stand up
Next to you
And say I wear one still today
'Cause there ain't no doubt I got no crabs--
Let's keep it that wa-a-a-y
 
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