A Ladies' reading-room for mental improvement.
The focus is on the Antebellum and Civil War era's. Reading suggestions are welcome; books and magazines, fiction and non-fiction, primary and secondary sources.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I'm always losing my spectacles, they needed a case. Looking for inspiration in various ladies magazines 1840-1865 for dimensions and materials, plus looking at a few originals I came up with one. I was not going for an exact copy. Thinking about Christmas I wondered what a young girl would have had available to make a gift, one just the right size...to be hung on the tree. She would have seen one in a magazine for her inspiration, then rummaged through her mothers box of scrap fabrics and floss or trims, and some pasteboard.