How Fashionable Were Women Settlers in Custer County, Nebraska?

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How Fashionable Were Women Settlers in Custer County, Nebraska?
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Article Title: How Fashionable Were Women Settlers in Custer County, Nebraska?: Maternity
Wear on the Nebraska Frontier, 1886-1892
Full Citation: Jane A Funderburk, “How Fashionable Were Women Settlers in Custer County, Nebraska?:
Maternity Wear on the Nebraska Frontier, 1886-1892,” Nebraska History 81 (2000): 56-66
URL of article: http://www.nebraskahistory.org/publish/publicat/history/full-text/NH2000Maternity.pdf
Date: 10/31/2012
Article Summary: Solomon Butcher’s Custer County photographs include views of women settlers, even rare
images of pregnant women. All the pioneer women pictured clearly made an effort to maintain a fashionable
appearance.
Cataloging Information:
Names: Solomon D Butcher, Holmes family, Morrison Gandy family, Reeder family, J M Wilcher family, Chetron
family, Caywood family
Place Names: Custer County, Nebraska
Keywords: Solomon D Butcher, Custer County, basque (bodice), bustle, polonaise (skirt), leg-o-mutton sleeves,
sack top, Mother Hubbard wrapper, shirtwaists
Photographs / Images: Holmes family, east Custer County, 1886; Morrison Gandy family, west of Broken Bow,
1886; Reeder family, Merna, 1886; unidentified family, east Custer County, 1888 (2photos); unidentified family,
northwest Custer County, 1890 or 1891; illustrations from Metropolitan Fashion (Butterick Publishing Company
catalogs, 1890s): “Ladies Basque,” “Ladies Skirt with Polonaise Overskirt,” “Ladies Basque (with enlarged sleeve
caps),” “Ladies Mother Hubbard Wrapper”; J M Wilcher family, southwest Custer County, 1892; unidentified
family, northwest Custer County, 1889 or 1890; Chetron family, West Union, 1886; Caywood family, Broken
Bow, 1889
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