Military Hygiene for Revolutionary War Troops© – By: Victoria Brady

A description of General Washington during the war was published in 1823 which coincides with what was expected from his troops. “His dress. being suited to the road, was simple and plain, but such as was worn by the higher class of his countrymen: he wore his own hair, dressed in a manner that gaveContinue reading “Military Hygiene for Revolutionary War Troops© – By: Victoria Brady”

Men’s 18th Century Shirts

A man’s shirt was a series of rectangles cut or torn from fabric and stitched together much like the illustration below.  Linen was a common fabric and the fineness of the weave determined the cost, thus those of lesser means had shirts of coarser linen and gentlemen purchased a finer quality.  Cotton and wool wereContinue reading “Men’s 18th Century Shirts”

Brady’s Faithful Reproductions

When Martin retired from the U.S. Marine Corps with 22 years of service he opened a brick and mortar store in Pennsylvania where he sold museum quality reproductions of clothing and other items.  His garments are for adults and children.  Vickie is an author of historic books (see thehistoricfoodie.wordpress.com or thistledewbooks on facebook) and hasContinue reading “Brady’s Faithful Reproductions”