Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal

Eighteenth-Century Fiction, a McMaster University journal

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Ships in peril: theme of the day here on the Eighteenth-Century Fiction Tumblr. The top image, showing the ship surrounded by boatloads of men, is the frontispiece of William Rufus Chetwood, The Voyages and Adventures of Capt. Robert Boyle, in Several Parts of the World (1759). Image engraved by Gerard van de Gucht. The bottom image, showing a ship engulfed by giant waves, is from François Aimé Louis Dumoulin (1753-1836), Collection de cent-cinquante gravures représentant et formant une suite non interrompue des Voyages et aventures surprenantes de Robinson Crusoé (1818).

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Boy’s robe, ca 1750 France, the Victoria & Albert Museum

This boy’s robe dates from a era when young boys in Europe wore garments with skirts, a custom with unclear origins, but which most likely had to do with making it easier for them to urinate. The style was common until about 1920. A boy usually received his first breeches or trousers between four and seven years of age, sometimes in a special ceremony held by the family.

oldrags:

Boy’s robe, ca 1750 France, the Victoria & Albert Museum

This boy’s robe dates from a era when young boys in Europe wore garments with skirts, a custom with unclear origins, but which most likely had to do with making it easier for them to urinate. The style was common until about 1920. A boy usually received his first breeches or trousers between four and seven years of age, sometimes in a special ceremony held by the family.

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