Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > Period clothing for 1855 question Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Josh Maxwell




Location: Michigan
Joined: 01 Jul 2009
Likes: 1 page

Posts: 55

PostPosted: Thu 01 May, 2014 10:23 am    Post subject: Period clothing for 1855 question         Reply with quote

Hello all,

I'm the main educator for the Port Huron Museum, and one of the things we do here is, "Pioneer Days," where we take school groups to our 1855 cabin built by Conrad Kammer, a German immigrant, and we do various activities with them. Feather quill writing, making candles, tin punch crafts, etc.

Part of what we do with Pioneer Days is we try to dress in traditional garb, however I am the first male educator here in probably close to 20 years. While they have quite the stock of women's clothing, they have nothing for a male of the time.

So, what would a german immigrant settling in Michigan in 1855 typically wear? Our cabin represents some of the poorer side of the Port Huron population.

If this is not the place to ask, I apologize. If so, are there any sites or resources I should be looking into?

Thank you.
View user's profile Send private message
Mark Griffin




Location: The Welsh Marches, in the hills above Newtown, Powys.
Joined: 28 Dec 2006

Posts: 801

PostPosted: Thu 01 May, 2014 11:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would suggest looking at re-enactment groups who specialize in the Crimean war, their civillian arms will have the right stuff.

We have some excellent Victorian street life people over here who would also be very helpful:


http://www.sevendialsrapscallions.co.uk/

http://www.raggedvictorians.co.uk/

both do superb vignettes of the era and are very nice people.

Currently working on projects ranging from Elizabethan pageants to a WW1 Tank, Victorian fairgrounds 1066 events and more. Oh and we joust loads!.. We run over 250 events for English Heritage each year plus many others for Historic Royal Palaces, Historic Scotland, the National Trust and more. If you live in the UK and are interested in working for us just drop us a line with a cv.
View user's profile Send private message
Ryan S.





Joined: 04 May 2012

Posts: 132

PostPosted: Thu 01 May, 2014 2:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think what you want to look into specifically is what farmers wore in that time period. There is an working 19th century farm in Michigan, called the Homeplace. You may wish to check it out.
View user's profile Send private message
Jonathan Hopkins




PostPosted: Thu 01 May, 2014 4:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Another place to contact would be the Wisconsin Historical Society. They operate a site called Old World Wisconsin which has a number of reenactors who represent the state's diverse European settlers, including Germans. Perhaps they can point you to resources.
View user's profile Send private message
Josh Maxwell




Location: Michigan
Joined: 01 Jul 2009
Likes: 1 page

Posts: 55

PostPosted: Fri 02 May, 2014 3:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you for the suggestions gentlemen, I will be sure to look into them.
View user's profile Send private message


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > Period clothing for 1855 question
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum