Clothes Pansy’s Characters Might have Worn

4 Aug

There’s a new Isabella Alden Pinterest board for you to view: “Clothes Pansy’s characters might have worn” is a budding collection of clothing, jewelry, hats and shoes from the time period in which Isabella wrote her books.

This brown suit (from about 1880) might have been similar to the suit Marian Wilbur wore in Four Girls at Chautauqua.

Brown gown

And this delicate gown may remind you of the gown Flossy Shipley ruined in the rain on her first visit to Chautauqua.

Wool Twill Embroidered Dress c 1885

You’ll also see several black gowns that Ruth Burnham might have worn (she never wore any other color) in the book Ruth Erskine’s Crosses.

Ruth Erksine black dress

You’ll find examples of traveling costumes, day dresses, tea gowns, and walking suits, as well as some jewelry, purses, and shoes to help you visualize Isabella’s beloved characters as you read her books. Click here to view Isabella’s Pinterest board now.

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2 Responses to “Clothes Pansy’s Characters Might have Worn”

  1. Karen chaudoin August 4, 2015 at 10:15 am #

    Thank you for this information. Whenever I come across a term for hairstyle or clothing or some item from her time period I google it see what it is. Just finished reading Grace’s book Aunt Cretes Emancipation and new what a phaeton was from reading Betsy-Tacy series! I like the late 1800’s and early 1900’s to 1950’s time period.

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