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    Kerosene Lamp Question

    Hi there,

    My sister gave me an antique Kerosene lantern for my birthday a few weeks ago, and I was wondering first, how can I tell if it's period correct for Civil War re-enacting, and second, if...
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    Georgia-Gal, I still have my Addy doll too,...

    Georgia-Gal,

    I still have my Addy doll too, although she has less than half of the hair she started with, I was too fond of combing it and putting it up before I learned that doll hair doesn't...
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    I hadn't talked to mother about the re-enactment...

    I hadn't talked to mother about the re-enactment and I just found out it's going to conflict with an annual conference we go to, but she said we can probably go up to visit Pioneer Farms sometime...
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    I looked on the website, and I couldn't find the...

    I looked on the website, and I couldn't find the registration form, has it not been posted yet?
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    Originally Posted by netnet81 "there is an...

    Originally Posted by netnet81
    "there is an event in Austin in April. You can be middle class and there are structures to live in. appears the website has a glitch at a moment. I'll get you the...
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    Addy was actually one of the reasons i got...

    Addy was actually one of the reasons i got interested in the Civil War, (The other one being a dad and older brother who are both really into military history, just to give you an idea, I saw Gods...
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    Hanktrent, thank you so much for your generous...

    Hanktrent,

    thank you so much for your generous offer

    I probably won't be able to get out of Texas for at least another year or so, I'm still a student and my time and travel money both in short...
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    Thank you all for your wonderful advice, lots of...

    Thank you all for your wonderful advice, lots of it was things I hadn't thought of. Another problem I'm having now, in connection with this topic, is my hair. If there are any black ladies, or people...
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    Lots of people have said that civilians wouldn't...

    Lots of people have said that civilians wouldn't have nice tents because camping wasn't a very common recreation in the 1800's. I was reading a book in which there was a camp meeting and the family...
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    What is a wrapper for?

    I'm thinking about making a wrapper as my first piece of period garb because I don't need to wait until I can get the proper undergarments to fit it, and i was wondering what exactly the purpose of a...
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    Amount of fabric

    About how much fabric is a 'dress length'? I am using a scaled pattern, and I can't figure out how much fabric I'll need. it doesn't have it printed anywhere, and I really can't afford to buy a ton...
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    thank you for that suggestion. I hadn't thought a...

    thank you for that suggestion. I hadn't thought a lot about what sort of papers etc. I would need to prove my story.
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    Southern Black Impression

    I am a black girl living in the south and am not likely going to be able to travel far enough north to re-enactments to get to a free state, but I would prefer not to pretend to be a slave every...
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    If I go to one of the 'history heavy' events with...

    If I go to one of the 'history heavy' events with places to stay etc. what, besides my outfit would I need to bring?
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    thank you both for clearing that up for me. my...

    thank you both for clearing that up for me.

    my current corset really doesn't fit and is in need of repairs in a serious way, but I think I'll probably scrap it and buy or make one to fit me. have...
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    thank you all so much for all this information....

    thank you all so much for all this information. I've looked up a few events in my area and I'm getting a move on with my costume. I think I'll be done in time for a couple events in Texas this year....
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    Does the top of your corset show through your...

    Does the top of your corset show through your dress? how do you fix that if it does?
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    Thank you all so much for your helpful...

    Thank you all so much for your helpful information!

    Is the Illinois event annual? I know I can't go this year, but if I mention it in time, I can see about next time. Thank you too for the...
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    lots of websites say the corset cover goes over...

    lots of websites say the corset cover goes over the hoop, but it seems to make more sense to tuck it under the hoop. which way is it supposed to be worn?
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    Reply to Hank Trent

    I'm located in central Texas, (the hill country). I can sew a lot faster with a machine... right now I'm still caught up in the experience of sewing an entire outfit by hand... that's getting really...
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    a few more details

    Thank you so much for this helpful information!



    So far, only myself and some siblings are interested, and my mother has raised us to eat what's on our plates... I guess that will be a...
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    Lady Journalist Impression?

    Would it be possible for a girl to do an impression as a lady war correspondent? If so, what sort of things, beyond pen and paper would she need? and assuming she needed some sort of escort, would...
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    Packing List

    Hi there,

    I am still in the 'hunter-gatherer' stage as far as my reenacment equipment goes, and I can't find any lists of what a first time civilian re-enactress will want to have for a camping...
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    Civilian impression

    Hey there,

    I was just wondering if there are any groups near San Antonio, TX, preferably within an hour and a half radius, that allow female civilian impressions and that re-enact both Union and...
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