A pair of French garters (c. 1800) features early metallic clasps, as opposed to the ribbons typically used by men and women to secure their stockings just above or just below the knee. One garter says ‘Halt’ and the other ‘You can go no further.’ Some garments are on display, including one pairing of an 1837 silk brocade wedding dress and matching shoes.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Just Say "No" in Olden Days
From a post by a museum curator discussing an exhibit of mostly 18th century shoes: