Monday, October 13, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday #24

I'm b-a-a-ck. I didn't turn the computer on while my visitors were here, so will try to  make the rounds and catch up soon.

Sonny Boy and Handsome lad have come and gone. It was a wonderful visit. We didn't get to do anything exciting, but we did spend a couple of days with Punky Doodle and the Punks. We also went to Springfield to the Lincoln Museum and house.
One of the Punks played a tune (sort of) on his vintage
Hohner Squeezebox.
This is the State Capitol building dome. We didn't have time for a tour. Hopefully next time. The building opened in 1868.

These are a couple of dresses, I assume were worn by Mrs. Lincoln, but I didn't have time to read the plaques. Sonny and Handsome practically ran through this exhibit.

After seeing Gone With the Wind for the first time, I remember wishing I could wear gowns like these. Now all I think is how uncomfortable they must have been.


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will join in the fun.

My idea was to have a place to post 'old things'. Anything old
and/or deteriorating such as, but not limited to, old houses, barns, outbuildings, old cars, rusty things, antiques, interesting junk, or it can be something in pristine condition, but just old. 

 
1. Link to a post featuring photos of something old.
2. Link back to Rubbish by Roan in your post.
3. As time allows, visit other participants and comment on their posts.



30 comments:

Rose said...

I look at those dresses/gowns and think how much work must have been involved. And all the yards of material needed for all those full skirts.

My Tootie is supposed to come today--had thought yesterday...but anyway, she will be here a while, so not going to join the fun since I won't have time to visit.

Brian King said...

Glad you had a good time with the family! The dresses definitely look like they're from that time period.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely collection of costumes Roan. Thanks for hosting; I love old stuff.

Tom said...

I wonder if they have one of those dresses in my size? Tom The Backroads Traveller

Cranberry Morning said...

Maybe those gowns and their corsets underneath are what made Mrs. Lincoln so cranky. ;-) these are beautiful images! Love that squeezebox.

Stephanie said...

Those dresses were quite fashionable in those days, and comfort was not part of it. Can you imagine wearing these dresses in summertime humidity? Love the street scene and all your images. Looks like a great day to spend with the family.

Linda Kay said...

The gowns are so beautiful. When we traveled in Europe they told us tales of keeping insect repellents under the skirts to keep the bugs away. They sure are pretty on the outside!

Ginny said...

I have heard that is why women used to faint, or take a case of "the vapours". It was because of the tight laced up corsets they wore under these dresses. There was even talk of having a lower rib removed, but hopefully it is just a myth.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh yes, I bet they are REALLY uncomfortable! Glad you had a great visit.

Debby Ray said...

Oh my goodness...can you just imagine wearing dresses like this? They are beautiful but I do agree...they must have been very uncomfortable...especially all of that "hardware" underneath it all for sure :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I love this tour and your shares. Isn't it just like young ones zipping through historical museums and often they're just so much uninterested?

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, I think you're right that those dresses were uncomfortable to wear!

TexWisGirl said...

so glad i didn't live in the days of that wardrobe!

Marie said...

Glad you had a great visit! So nice to have you back! Love the squeeze box and the dresses. I always love fancy dresses, from almost every period of history....even the costumes on stage in productions! :-) I'm such a sucker for that stuff. :-) But I'm the first one to grab my comfy casual clothes!

Gail Dixon said...

I would have been one of those belles on the fainting couch if I had to wear these costumes. Ugh! Glad you had a good visit with your family. :)

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

those dresses are gorgeous!! so fancy!! love the colors. ( :

Tanya Breese said...

it seems like i have seen that red/white one, maybe in a photograph? or it's my imagination! aren't they beautiful, but i wouldn't fit in as i am a jeans/t-shirt girl lol...i'm glad you had a nice visit :)

Terri said...

Love those old dresses, but I am afraid I would not have been a fan of them..too many layers!

LV said...

A very nice historical tour that the family could enjoy.

bettyl-NZ said...

Glad you had a good visit with family. That's quite important!!

bj said...

Family visits are the best.
Whoever wore those beautiful gowns had the tiniest waist I've ever seen...:)Thanks for the party.

doodles n daydreams said...

What beautiful old dresses even if the men weren't interested :)

Diana

Felicia said...

the dresses are quite beautiful but yes I bet they would be uncomfortable

photodoug said...

Can the Punks play Cajun? Thanks for sharing.

Tanya Breese said...

i just wanted to add that every week i try to post on sallie, full time life and it won't let me, it always says "comments are closed" anyone else have that problem?

Robyn Goddard said...

Glad you had a good time with your visitors, Roan.

I love those dresses; there're gorgeous.

Amy Burzese said...

Those dresses are so pretty, but I agree that they must have been so uncomfortable to wear - corsets and such.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Love that squeeze box! Bill is of Hungarian descent. His brother played the accordion, squeeze box, concertina, and organ. Bill plays guitar. It was fun for them to play the oldies, including polkas!

Wandering Wren said...

Argh yes pretty uncomfortable, not to mention not very practical, but on the bright side rather gorgeous dresses with plenty of room for my hips!
Thanks you for hosting!
Wren x

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, very BEAUTIFUL dresses♡♡♡ Gone with the wind is still one of the most impressive movie since I watched it in an old movie theater in my city when I was a junior high(*^_^*)
My husband seems interested in Hohner Squeezebox♪

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*