Tag: Canada in the 1820s

Fashion in the 1820s is, in many ways, reminiscent of the 1910s: Empire waists, short sleeves, cleavage.  After the 1820s, clothing became more constrictive and skirts more voluminous.  The trends in this post applied only to the wealthy.  Working-class women wore practical garments, and in Colonial Canada it was not uncommon for women of any…

If you lived in 1820s Colonial Canada, your life would be a constant and ever-present struggle for survival.   The land was still wilderness.  There were few roads, and those that existed were choked by roots and rocks.  Medical care was rudimentary.  Goods were expensive.  It took months for news to travel from community to community,…