Costume of a lady of quality, tradeswoman, gentleman, worker and child, 17th century.
THE life of a pirate on the high seas was hardly likely to attract even the most adventurous woman, yet according to records left by Captain Charles Johnson there were at least two who followed that calling, dressed in sailors’ clothes, and who lived and fought in desperate frays in the early eighteenth century.
This plate represents a soft brocade gown which was brought from England to the Barbadoes Colony in 1685.
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L’Histoire du Costume Feminin Francais. Les modes sous Louis XIV, 1643-1715. Étiquette somptuaire sous Louis XIV.