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    FS: Reproduction Sheer Dress

    Reproduction sheer white cotton dress I made. Lots of hand details. I only wore it a few times before I accidentally shrank it in the dryer.
    Measurements taken while the dress was laying flat:...
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    Sent you an email.

    Sent you an email.
  3. I had the same problem when I got start years...

    I had the same problem when I got start years ago. For now you'll have to pull it back into a simple low bun and use pomade and Bobbie pins to keep it in place.

    Snoods are chunky and for WWII...
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    I've met some members of the Golden Tea Cup...

    I've met some members of the Golden Tea Cup Society down in Florida and I would contact them. They were super nice and knowledgeable.


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  5. We actually own several 19th and 18th century...

    We actually own several 19th and 18th century violins. And the sizes are pretty well the same. 4/4 is the average size an adult plays on. Although we do have a slightly smaller "lady's" violin from...
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    Mr. Szabo, I can't believe they would tell you...

    Mr. Szabo,

    I can't believe they would tell you such a thing, but I know this is not the first time a photographer has been told they can't set up at an event and just demonstrate and strike images...
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    FS: Misc. Ladies Items...

    We've been cleaning the house and found somethings we don't need and so I am offering them here. We use to run a civilian sutlerly, we go out of it to do wet plate photography instead. Everything is...
  8. Sgt. Harrison, I recognize that image. :) Mom...

    Sgt. Harrison,

    I recognize that image. :) Mom and I struck it. It was great meeting you. I hope someone finds your camera case. At least you didn't do something worse like I did at the Battle of...
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    Looking for a group of Federals in Alabama

    My brother has been doing civilian for awhile and he has decided he would like to try the military side of the hobby. He is 20 yrs old so he is looking for a group with a lot of younger members. He...
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    Kind of disturbing how many events I have heard...

    Kind of disturbing how many events I have heard about that have been canceled this year. I am sure for people who cleared their schedules this more than a little disappointing. I hope this is not...
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    Just a quick report from someone who was on...

    Just a quick report from someone who was on sutler row. We were packed in too tight. The roads between the tents were too narrow and having only one way out made for a bad situation. Unloading and...
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    Thanks. I think it's period correct color. It...

    Thanks. I think it's period correct color. It looks like old dry blood spatter. My mom is already telling people that's where she shot a yankee in the back. lol

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    Oil Based Paint on Our Tent

    Earlier today when getting ready to pack our tents we realized my dad had splashed what looks like oil based stain on our wall tent. It must have been when he was walking by the tent with a bucket...
  14. FS: Repro. 1862 Ladies Wool Carcaro Jacket

    My little sister outgrew her reenacting shoes so I am selling off some things to get the money to buy her a new pair. One of those things is a jacket I made for myself. It's pattern is based on one...
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    This is my last say on this subject. People can...

    This is my last say on this subject. People can always find an excuse to do what they want to do, just ask any five year old.

    Respectful movies like Schindler's List are not in the same league...
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    With much respect I must disagree with anyone who...

    With much respect I must disagree with anyone who tries to compare the mistreatment of a group Southern women with the attempted genocide of an entire people.

    It really bothers me when people try...
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    Frankly, as a Jewish woman I find anyone putting...

    Frankly, as a Jewish woman I find anyone putting on a WWII German uniform repulsive. I recently listened to a talk given by a non Jewish German woman who was once an unwilling member of Hitler's...
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    We use Pamela Robles (victorianbonnets.com) for...

    We use Pamela Robles (victorianbonnets.com) for all the bonnets in our family. You might want to take a look at what she has to offer. No, it's not cheap, but it's worth every cent if want to improve...
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    These are still available if anyone is...

    These are still available if anyone is interested.

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  20. Any civilian interest in Siege of Blakeley, AL event?

    http://new.siteone.com/sites/blakeleypark.com/events/blak2009.htm

    My original post here was to see if there was interest from the civilians in attending this event because at first I was told they...
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    Some old stuff is safe and some is not. The...

    Some old stuff is safe and some is not. The biggest hazard is the possibility of lead that can leech into liquids that might be served out of plates, cups. etc. I would buy some of the lead testing...
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    FS: Dress and mantle.

    I have a couple of items for sale.

    First is a totally hand sewn bright blue wool mantle with handmade ruching around the edges. It's a light dress weight wool and the shoulder seams are piped. I...
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    Smoking Caps at dances?

    I don't usually pay a lot of attention to men's clothes, but lately I've been wondering about the large amount of smoking caps I see bouncing around at dances. At one event there were so many tassels...
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    We have a 14x14 Tentsmiths wedge tent. I highly...

    We have a 14x14 Tentsmiths wedge tent. I highly recommend their tents. They have seam engineering which makes for a stronger tent and is well worth the money. Two out of three tents we have bought...
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    Period correct boxes for mailing

    I've had no luck researching this topic. So far I've only learned that corrugated boxes were not used for shipping at this time. What would all those packages from home have been shipped in? Wooden...
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