Many famous and not so famous men remember the clothing and
hair styles they wore as boys.
Not so many years ago it was all up to mom how junior was dressed. In
some cases, especially in the late 19th and early 20th Century, moms in Europe and America
let their imaginations run wild, choosing
outfits for their darling sons. The wife in affluent families rarely
worked and thus she had a great deal of time, and in some cases the
assistance of nannies and governesses, to see to the care and dressing
of their children. The results were very little boys kept in
Ever after they passed out of dresses, little and not little boys done up
tunics and kilts and lacey Fautleroy suits and kilts as well as
Considerable information is available on the clothing worn by political leaders, writers, musicians, actors, scientists, soldiers, artists, balet dancers, the chidren of celeberties, and nany other famous people. President Franklin Roosevelt wore dresses, Fauntleroy, and kilts until he was quite old. Earnest Hemmingway and his sister were put into matching dresses. Thomas Wolfe remembers his long curls. Many famous people from well to do families had similar experiences. While
|Figure 1.--Future President Franklin in this picture taken with his father at about 6 years of age (1888) had his curls cut, but was still dressed in a kilt suit.|
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biographical informatiion I have collected on historical clothing.
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