Jenny La Fleur
bleeding Kansas - Jenny La Fleur
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bleeding Kansas

My current book du jour is Patriotic Treason, a biography of John Brown. It's pretty good so far, especially interesting for someone who lived in Lawrence, Kansas for a while. I'd love to go back to Kansas and do some serious museum hopping now!

I was surfing the net for pics, maps and things to compliment my reading and stumbled onto some online frock pages from the Kansas State Historical Society. Forgive me if you'd already found these but I had to share - pretties! I really love this black & white 1911 number, owned by the wife of Fred Harvey of Harvey House fame and this late 1920s frock – so fun!.

I was also particularly interested to see some good pics of this 1865 Inaugural outfit. It was on display in the DC Portrait gallery when I visited last year - very cool in person!

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padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: February 10th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC) (link)
Ooh, that inaugural ball gown is fabulous!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 11th, 2009 02:55 am (UTC) (link)
I know - I don't even like 1860s fashions and I love it!
padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: February 11th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC) (link)
I don't care for that era either - but it's lovely!
elegant_musings From: elegant_musings Date: February 10th, 2009 04:06 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh! So cool! That black and white gown is really gorgeous... *sigh*
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 11th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC) (link)
Totally. I love that it came from a Kansas department store too. Proof it didn't have to come from Paris to be fabulous! :>
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: February 11th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC) (link)
Oh I love that 20s dress! Reminds me of something a mermaid would wear!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 11th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC) (link)
Someone should really make a repro of it... it would look lovely on someone with dark hair you know. *looks innocent*
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: February 11th, 2009 11:54 pm (UTC) (link)
Well, you know I love that color... *adds to wish list*
cracked_code From: cracked_code Date: February 11th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC) (link)

You are evil

You are evil because I am sitting in class looking at pretty pretty princess dresses instead of listening to the lecture on Diuretic pharmacology.

Curse you Auqua Scum!
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