Striking!

Dressing for a protest is nothing new, especially for women. And gaining improvements in the working conditions and pay for women is nothing new -- and having to go on strike, protest, and rally for these rights is nothing new. The garment industry in the first decade of the 20th century ran on women's labor. … Continue reading Striking!

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Game, Blouses (part 2)

Photo from private (that would be my own) collection Game, Blouses is a three-part series. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Our two gals are wearing shirtwaists -- what we today would call blouses. Usually made of fine, thin cotton weave, and often incorporating lace inset or trim, these blouses were made by women of … Continue reading Game, Blouses (part 2)