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31 08, 2017

Did the Romans use makeup? Ancient cosmetics

By |2018-04-25T09:03:14-07:00August 31st, 2017|Clothing, Romans|0 Comments

Roman makeup: A stone finger and palette for crushing cosmetics into powder before putting them on your face (St. Germain en Laye, France) Men and women Both men and women used beauty products in ancient Rome. People used these products to make themselves seem healthier and more beautiful, but also to show that they [...]

31 08, 2017

Ancient Roman Clothing – History of Clothing

By |2018-04-25T09:01:54-07:00August 31st, 2017|Clothing, Romans|1 Comment

A man in a tunic with dreads in Roman North Africa Roman men and women, like other Indo-Europeans, originally seem to have worn a large piece of wool, wrapped around themselves. After they met people from Greece and Egypt, around 200 BC, they began to wear linen tunics (like T-shirts) under their wool robes, which was more comfortable. Roman leather [...]

10 08, 2017

American clothing – 1900s AD

By |2018-04-18T09:53:59-07:00August 10th, 2017|Clothing, North America|0 Comments

Girls working in a mill, about 1900 AD By about 1900, though, cloth and clothing got cheap enough that there was a big change in how people thought about clothes. Instead of wearing many layers of clothes, a lot of people started to wear different clothes every day. Young kids wore cotton dresses - both [...]

10 08, 2017

American clothing – 1700s

By |2017-08-10T17:39:24-07:00August 10th, 2017|Clothing, North America|0 Comments

Hendrick, an Iroquois leader, in 1740 AD By the 1700s, clothing styles had changed more. There were not so many deer on the East Coast anymore, so deerskin was harder to get. Most people gave up wearing deerskin and started to wear wool and linen clothing. Because Christian settlers on the East Coast thought it was wrong to show [...]

10 08, 2017

American clothing – 1600s AD

By |2017-08-10T16:55:02-07:00August 10th, 2017|Clothing, North America|0 Comments

Algonquin people with wool blankets In the 1600s, most people still dressed the same as they had before, in deerskins. But in the south-west, Pueblo and Navajo people began to buy wool clothing from the Spanish settlers. Europeans produced a lot of wool to sell, so they wanted to sell it to Americans. The wool clothes were cheaper than deerskin, [...]

10 08, 2017

American clothing in the 1500s AD

By |2017-08-10T16:49:07-07:00August 10th, 2017|Clothing, North America|0 Comments

A Cree deerskin jacket Kids in North America in the 1500s AD wore deerskin dresses or shirts and pants when it was cold, and they mostly went naked when it was warm. Often their moms cut down old worn-out grown-up clothes for their kids to wear, because clothes were so expensive. Grown-up women mostly wore long, loose [...]

10 08, 2017

American clothing styles

By |2018-04-08T11:21:51-07:00August 10th, 2017|Clothing, North America|0 Comments

Algonquin men about 1530 AD Ever since the first European invaders came to North America about 1500 AD, people in North America have been changing how they dress. Native American people have started to dress more like Europeans. And European immigrants have started to dress more like Native Americans. In 1500 AD, most people in North America wore leather clothes [...]

8 08, 2017

Early Cherokee clothing – Native American history

By |2019-04-11T06:27:40-07:00August 8th, 2017|Clothing, Native American|0 Comments

Cherokee hairstyles Early Cherokee clothing: Tsiyu Gansini, Cherokee chief (late 1700s AD) - Cherokee hairstyles Like most people, Cherokee people used their clothing and hairstyles to show that they were Cherokee and different from their neighbors. Who were the Cherokee? Native American clothing All our Native American articles What made Cherokee men look [...]

4 08, 2017

European clothing – 1800s

By |2018-04-08T11:14:15-07:00August 4th, 2017|Clothing, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Italian peasant, about 1850 (by Pierre Louis Dubourcq) At the very end of the 1700s AD, the invention of the cotton gin meant that the new country of the United States of America could produce tons of cotton very cheaply - if they forced people to work as slaves so the work was very cheap. European traders stopped getting their cotton from India and [...]

4 08, 2017

Machine-made clothing – Europe 1600s-1800s

By |2018-04-08T11:14:14-07:00August 4th, 2017|Clothing, Modern Europe|0 Comments

India cotton (1600s AD) In the early 1600s AD, traders began to bring cotton cloth to Europe on sailing ships from India. People thought this cotton cloth was very convenient - it was pretty, with patterns of flowers on it, and it was easier to wash than linen or wool, and cooler in the summer. With the Industrial Revolution of the late [...]