Mrs. Twig

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A photo of Mrs. Twig in 1860s England - dressed to the nines in her crinoline dress.
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Ancient Faces
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Mrs. Twig in 1860s England - so much clothing! Can you name everything she's wearing? How about what she must be wearing underneath?
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Kathy Howell
I wonder how much all that weights?
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Roy Carol Candy
And how long did it take to get into ?
Jan 23, 2020 ·
Kathy Howell
Roy Carol Candy no fooling I don’t see how she could do it herself so probably 2 to 3 more maybe?
Jan 23, 2020 ·
Sue Ann Bucher Wentz
Cant imagine wearing all that and then having a hot flash!!!
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Donna Appleby
Sue Ann Bucher Wentz my first thought too@@🤣
Jan 23, 2020 ·
Sue Ann Bucher Wentz
Donna Appleby those layers would have to go!!!!!
Jan 23, 2020 ·
Yvonne Hughey Godwin
Sue Ann Bucher Wentz two words:fainting couch
Jan 23, 2020 ·
Lee Ann Forester Train
Sue Ann Bucher Wentz going tinkle must have been a chore!
Jan 23, 2020 ·
Sue Ann Bucher Wentz
Lee Ann Forester Train often wondered about how they squeezed those hoops into an outhouse!!!!
Jan 24, 2020 ·
Donna Appleby
Sue Ann Bucher Wentz in a ripping panic!!
Jan 24, 2020 ·
Pat Hatley
Sue Ann Bucher Wentz You turn them vertically and in the finer outhouses there were hooks to hold their hoops.
Jan 25, 2020 ·
Sue Ann Bucher Wentz
Thanks....learned something there. The one I used at my grandparents farm or at Girl Scout camp must not have been one of the finer ones!!! So glad we have other options now!!!
Jan 25, 2020 ·
Alana Lee
Looks like she's wearing a bed spread 😉 People a**ume she must be hot, but she's used to wearing layers upon layers. It's just what they did then.
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Brenda Ganim
Saw a video several months ago, showing a woman dressing a model. I mean literally dressing her - lost count after the tenth piece!
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Brigitte Cherubini
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Makes a pretty picture but it must of taken all morning just to get dressed.
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Shannon Michelle
It did. I bet she had help
Jan 23, 2020 ·
Alice Chateau
...and so heavy🖤
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Drusilla Jean Newton
Mercy!
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Drusilla Jean Newton
My great-grandmother had trunks full of such finery. I have often wondered what happened to them
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Lee Ann Forester Train
Drusilla Jean Newton they’d be worth a fortune!
Jan 23, 2020 ·
DeJean Melton
It was colder then.
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Jane Resler
Oh can not even begin to name all of them
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Rochelle Dubois
Hat, cloak, shawl, pelt, bow, hoops, corset, binding, petticoat, bloomers, dress, stockings, boots/shoes, muff.. I wonder what I missed?
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Carolyn Hoyt
Rochelle Dubois Time travel for one session of dressing for the day would be very traumatic.
Jan 23, 2020 ·
Lisa Landerman
Rochelle Dubois shift, apron
Jan 23, 2020 ·
Emilia Martini
Rochelle Dubois i guanti!!!!!
Jan 24, 2020 ·
Kathi Isham
Lisa Landerman also a removable lace collar
Jan 24, 2020 ·
Carroll Rossi
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She may also be wearing a wig.
Jan 24, 2020 ·
Gina Estrada Nevarez
I can't but she was definitely not a pauper.
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Renee Murphree
Gina Estrada Nevarez no, she wasn't.
Jan 23, 2020 ·
Charyl Cook
I can't imagine having to walk around wearing all that weight. I can barely wear my leather coat.
Jan 26, 2020 ·
Martha Jane
Must have been very cold there
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Brenda Lichty-Steedley
I'm thinking it was cold in England of the 1860s. I probably would have worn as much or more clothing as this lovely lady.
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Cathy McKray Dailey
Brenda Lichty-Steedley agreed ...I was thinking the same thing..very cold!!
Jan 24, 2020 ·
Mary Hirsch
It would take forever to get dressed. You could wear that clothing here in AZ in the summer.
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Shannon Michelle
Japanese wealthy would wear twenty layers on on top the next
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Bob Gaines
How about getting into and out of all that "stuff"? Must have been a nightmare!
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Lois Stevens-Winn
Bob Gaines that's why they needed a ladies maid lol
Jan 23, 2020 ·
Lorraine Boyett
More like a tragedy Bob Gaines!😲
Jan 24, 2020 ·
Suzanne Berglund-Edwards
Lois Stevens-Winn true!
Jan 24, 2020 ·
Thomas Collens
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Hey, bathroom call! Aaaaaarrrrggghhhh!
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Kateřina Marie Farlíková
Thomas W Collens 🙂

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Jan 24, 2020 ·
Robyn Elizabeth
It was and still is cold in England
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Coleen Bontrager Ross Miller
Isn't that the same dress that Mary Todd Lincoln is photographed in?
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Balenda Ganem
This is why the rooms and houses of the wealthy were so big! To accommodate these clothes. Also, it was cold in these huge homes. Transportation wasn’t heated. Once you move away from the fire the cold/damp moves in.
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Stephanie Johnston
Bet she's warm though
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Gloria Sattler
Can just imagine people of those times their heads would spin to realise just how much is worn today, to then, so such a different era to now, the progress made
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Laura Anderson
Women going out half naked is 'progress'?
Jan 24, 2020 ·
Theresa Ryder
Yes, curtains and weasels
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Paula Randolph
Must have taken all day to get dressed.
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Yvonne Hughey Godwin
How did they get anything done?
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Laura Anderson
Servants.
Jan 24, 2020 ·
Yvonne Hughey Godwin
Laura Anderson oh yeah that
Jan 24, 2020 ·
Lisa Landerman
Lady's maids did the chore of dressing and undressing.
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Lee Ann Forester Train
Hat, mink stole, mink muff, velvet cape, dress, hoop skirt, pantaloons, corset.
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Davi Vallerio
A hippie family could live inside her dress in a 1969 festival
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Eutha Black
Can you imagine the weight she was carrying on her brain.
I had a Victorian wedding and my dress was gorgeous but it was heavy but I'm glad I was strong enough to wear it.
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Joyce Barnett Russell
Mrs. Twig! 😊
Jan 23, 2020 · Reply
Lilly Watson
i would bet theres nothing more than a hoop under the dress to give it the look of fullness. the cape and the cap are real. oh yes and the muff is real. and her under wear.
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Sharon Jose
Can you imagine having to go to the bathroom wearing that stuff ?
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Gail Parsons Cleveland
There are some interesting videos on YouTube about dressing like a Victorian (and many other eras) woman. G rated, but show the many layers going on.
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Norma Sawicki Sharp
I think it’s stunning and absolutely beautiful!❤️
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Dawn Wright
Must have weighed many pounds. Can't imagine.
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Marilynn Marlow
She's very beautiful. Not sure of all the names if the underclothes but at the very least an under skirt, over skirt, some type of bodice/blouse (unless its a one piece dress), a beautiful cape, a muff and a hat...may have had gloves on too
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Susan Blackwell
Woman that could afford that outfit, would only have to stand there while her maids dressed her. Even with that said it would probably take at least 30-60 minutes.
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Linda Beron
I feel sorry for her! lol
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Toni Stamos
When i worked at the sewing shop a woman brought in her era period dress simular to this one and it was so heavy.
Makes you think how strong the woman were back then.
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Helen Marie
I think wearing dead animal around the shoulders and the hands in the dead animal muff is creepy.
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Marion LeBleu
I was a docent at an antebellum mansion. Yes, it’s a lot of clothing to take on and off! Then multiply all those items for costume changes multiple times during the day
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
David Phelps
?? WHY?? so much.?
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Carol Piquard Compton Weir
I could never stand wearing all of that.
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Brenda Bilger
Definitely not from the poor side of the tracks.
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Judy Schroeder Bingham
YIKES!!!
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Gloria Sattler
Guess Laura Anderson some of us have different versions of half naked
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Garry Gibbs
She would have spent even more time in the bathroom than they do today!
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Earl Lee Beemer
I love my wife, but oh, you kid! Twenty-three skiddoo!
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Lancine Crain
hope her legs were strong
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Boni Russell
Why would it be colder in the 1860s than now?
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Dickie Hill
Perhaps she doesn’t have legs. She is standing, or sitting, still.
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Carrie N Larry Morgan
I could not imagine how uncomfortable she must be under all of those clothes and that hat 🥵
Jan 24, 2020 · Reply
Gloria Rodas
Fur trimmed velvet cape with matching fur muff ta**els, silk dress, hat w/ bow and silk decorations, corset, bodice, petticoat(s) bloomers, probably silk stockings, heeled shoes/boots,
Jan 25, 2020 · Reply
Gloria Rodas
Oh and a quilted down filled pelise or jacket
Jan 25, 2020 · Reply
Jane Smith
A nightmare would have been fun! What a supreme effort!
Jan 27, 2020 · Reply
Marie Hutchison
To much!
Jan 28, 2020 · Reply
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