Monday, September 24, 2012

Today -100: September 24, 1912: Of petticoats

Sign of the Times -100: A letter to the NYT bemoans the vanishing of the petticoat industry, thanks to “freakish French fashion, which insisted that women show their shapes instead of draping their shapely forms.”

Want to know what Woodrow Wilson sounded like? The Library of Congress has five brief recordings dated today -100.

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