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    Fifty years ago, when I was a boy of fifteen and helping to inhabit a Missourian village on the banks of the Mississippi, I had a friend whose society was very dear to me because I was forbidden by my mother to partake of it. He was a gay and impudent and satirical and delightful young black man--a slave--who daily preached sermons from the top of his master's woodpile, with me for sole audience. He imitated the pulpit style of the several clergymen of the village, and did it well, and with fine passion and energy. To me he was a wonder. I believed he was the greatest orator in the United States and would some day be heard from. But it did not happen; in the distribution of rewards he was over-looked. It is the way, in this world. He interrupted his preaching, now and then, to saw a stick of wood; but the sawing was a pretense-he did it with his mouth; exactly imitating the sound the bucksaw makes in shrieking its way through the wood. But it served its purpose; it kept his master from coming out to see how the work was getting along. I listened to the sermons from the open window of a lumber room at the back of the house. One of his texts was this: 1. "You tell me whar a man gits his corn-pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is." I can never forget it. It was deeply impressed upon me. By my mother. Not upon my memory, but elsewhere. She had slipped in upon me while I was absorbed and not watching. The black philosopher's idea was that a man is not independent, and cannot…

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    fun, and square dancing fashion can range from simple and basic to formal and elaborate, although it's important to make sure the fit is comfortable and allows plenty of freedom of movement. Proper square dancing attire includes the following: For women: * Gingham or polka-dot dresses with wide skirts, usually in bright colors. Skirts may have alternate, colored panels or ruffled edges in a contrasting shade. * Puffed-sleeve, peasant-style blouses. * Layers and layers of crinolines or…

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    Charles Frederick Worth, an Englishman, was the first couturier of modern times who founded the House of Worth. He was known as the father of couture for his excellent use of fabric. Worth broke all norms and created fashion for everyday life. His approach to design was to find simple situations to society's values. “Worth focused on fit, fabric and construction, the qualities that are the core of haute couture (Polan & Tredre, 2009, p. 9). Worth dominated the fashion industry through his…

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    This suggests that women were not expected to participate in anything other than reproducing for the men. Women were only considered important for their sexual functions; hence “the nineteenth century society came to regard them as ‘The Sex’.” (Kent 32) This outfit was soon challenged. Charles Worth, a designer who dominated fashion, believed that crinoline skirt was unattractive. He manipulated the style and altered the skirt to a new trained, softer bustled version. This was the beginning of…

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    Throughout the paper I will be examining women’s femininity during the Victorian Era from the 1830s to the 1900s. From the start of the Victorian era the perfect woman as an ideal of femininity was relentless. Women were expected to be prim and proper, as well as pure and hygienic. Women were slaves to fashion, yearning for men’s approval; they had to suffer from heavy crinoline cages on their hips to restricted corsets clinging to their rib cage. I will further my research of how femininity was…

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    representation of a young girl turning into a young woman in my culture. Every young woman’s dress is made to fit their style, which means every quince dress is different unless they order it from a catalog, and don’t get it customized to suit their style. I got my dress custom made just for me in Tulare, California which is around three hours away from where I live, Salinas, California. Quince dresses can range from around one hundred dollars to around one thousand dollars, and I got mine for…

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    than James and his brothers who occasionally come. I slowly opened the door peaking inside, praying no one was in there. All I saw were boxes stacked on boxes, but as far as I could tell, no people. I dashed into the room, hid behind a stack of boxes and suddenly realized I can't stay in here all day, but I also couldn't take the box back out with me. I could make the bandages right here if only I had some adhesive tape. I rummaged through the boxes, hoping to find some. I found some in the…

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    Upper class women were expected to wear at least four outfits a day while the working class may only own two dresses in total, one for work and one for “best”, that is, for church on Sunday. Though high fashion was reserved for the upper class, working class women were resourceful in imitating these trends for special occasions. It was common for women to created a larger crinoline skirt by layering petticoats underneath or add padded pockets in dresses to hide the folds of a cheaply made dress.…

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    Essay On Victorian Fashion

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    the 1890s by pajamas, an innovation from India (“What). Men generally wore their hair short, and many preferred a clean shaven face in order to appear neat and clean. Others wore variations of sideburns and facial hair with a beard or moustache popular among older men (“Victorian Attire). A top hat or bowler hat completed the Victorian man’s outfit (“What). Similar to men’s fashions, Victorian women’s fashions emphasized modesty, neatness, and formality. The general look of women’s…

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    Shalott,” Tennyson uses the characteristics of the Victorian era to help portray the loneliness of the Lady in “The Lady of Shalott.” To begin, the Victorian era began when Victoria became Queen in 1837 and ended when Victoria died in 1901. The Victorian era can be broken down into three separate periods: The Early Period, which is between 1830 and 1848, The Mid Victorian Period, which is between 1848 and 1870, and The Late Period, which is between 1870 and 1901. The Victorian era was…

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