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Automobile Duster and Goggles, 1900-09  Linen with oilcloth trim. Goggles, leather with cotton binding; metal eyepieces with tinted glass; replacement ties. In the early years of the automobile, driving was as much a sport as it was transportation. Open cars required protective outerwear—a "duster" coat the color of the dust and mud sure to cling to the driver, goggles, and for ladies, hats firmly kept in place with long veils which kept dust off the face.

Edwardian Dusters and Motoring Veils The great coat was called duster. A&F company had produced dusters during Edwardian Period. Both of the dusters and veils helped people from getting dust when drove.

Edwardian fashion by: Dollface and Dapper vintage clothes, see eBay.

Edwardian fashion by: Dollface and Dapper vintage clothes, see eBay.

Fashioning the New Woman: 1890-1925 | Daughters of the American Revolution

Cream cotton corset with silk satin and cotton lace trim, by W. Corsets, early Unnaturally small, this may be a store sample. The long, slim line of the early provided a smoothing effect under the slender silhouette.

Tailored Walking Suit, 1908  Wool herringbone twill. Towards the end of the decade, skirts were more slender and were often paired with long jackets. Tailored suits like this were an important feature of every woman's wardrobe by this time.

Tailored wool herringbone twill walking suit, Towards the end of the decade, skirts were more slender and were often paired with long jackets. Tailored suits like this were an important feature of every woman's wardrobe by this time.

The Closet Historian: Sunday Spotlight: The Edwardian Lady Adventurer

Motoring duster: This was worn while driving in your car. IT was meant to keep the dust from the road off of your clothing.

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Antique wedding gown, circa Ivory silk damask and tulle, with faux pearls applied on bodice. Silk ribbon at waistline.

Roger Boutet de Monvel 1904 - Google Search

men's fashion is a three piece suit with a shorter jacket and medium high collar with tapered pants (Pascale H.

Augusta Auctions, November 14, 2012 NEW YORK CITY, Lot 184: Woman's Motoring Coat  Goggles, C. 1905

WOMAN'S MOTORING COAT & GOGGLES, c. Natural linen, double breasted w/ large brass buttons, two patch pockets, 2 deep back skirt vents. Tan leather goggles with round yellow glass lens & cotton ties.

Sweater, mid-1890s Wool with glass buttons, silk cord loops. Entirely new to women's wardrobes, the sweater was a casual garment worn for sports, "outings," and on campuses. Some college basketball teams wore sweaters with their bloomer pants. Loan courtesy of Historic Northampton (Massachusetts)

Burgundy wool sweater, Entirely new to women's wardrobes, the sweater was a casual garment worn for sports, "outings," and on campuses. Some college basketball teams wore sweaters with their bloomer pants. I honestly could see past smithies wearing this

Undergarments, 1880s. Many layers were required to achieve the well-upholstered look of the Victorian lady. Washable cotton next to the skin protected finer outer fabrics.

Natural form skirt supports, looks like transition period with a little bustle, but most emphasis on supporting the lower skirts/train.

This pair of motoring goggles is a well-made example of a component of the motoring ensemble. The ensemble could include a duster, a hat, with a veil that covered the face for women, and gloves. The eye pieces on this pair are constructed on a slant with screw fittings on the lense frames for removal. - See more at: http://metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/80095774#fullscreen

These American motoring goggles were made circa They are made of silk, glass, metal, and leather. They were used to keep dust out of one's eyes while driving.

Bust improver, 1907. Garments like these shaped the breasts into the fashionable 'monobosom' shape, unlike earlier corsets which separated the breasts.

Bust improver or reducer, made of cotton with metal boning, by Spirella Styles, (patented) 1907

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