Judy : Vol. 25, 1879 Plate 2

Vol25_02_thumbJudy Tuesday brings us some more whimsical stylings from the 19th century.  These two Wimbledon costumes illustrate the contrast between “civilized” Britain and the great untamed wilderness of Canada. My favorite thing is the fringed moccasins on the Canadian costume. I also rather enjoyed making the woolly hat and trim on that particular costume.

The British costume is less interesting, but I do like the hat and the fact that the rifle doubles as an umbrella.

I’m sure these costumes were making some commentary about the relationship between Britain and Canada at the time. Canada has fairly recently become a Confederation and relations back and forth “across the pond” were fraught with city vs. frontier mentalities.

Three more plates from Vol. 25 are forthcoming. Next week I promise another very silly hat.

To find all the plates in this series (and the dolls themselves) click on the Judy tag down below.

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  • RLC

    New plan. Give up librarianship and begin to market rifle parasols. 🙂 Love the Judy costumes, as always.

    • hahaha ~ i’m thinking that would be a lucrative plan!

  • Julie Matthews

    These are great, again!! Not that I’m surprised. The Judy sets are always great. I love that Canada = fur and maple leaves while England = military precision.

    • i thought the militarism was an interesting choice in contrast, but i guess the other is “frontierism”, so that works!