Womens clothing in colonial america. Brunswick a three quarter length jacket worn with a petticoat the brunswick was an informal gown or a traveling gown. Native american indian clothing and regalia originally there were many different traditional native american clothing styles in north america. Virginia 1607 john smith and the london company. A colonial ladys clothing.
Though we often focus on the role of men during the colonial era the colonies would have failed without womens bravery and hard work as well. Typically she would be expected to do the spinning sewing food preservation cooking and cleaning while caring for her often large family. They were to perform traditional roles including preparing and serving the food weaving clothing and raising and educating the children. People that lived in the towns during colonial times often worked at a specific trade.
Colonial williamsburg experience life in the 18th century at americas largest outdoor history museum. The thirteen colonies here is a list of the thirteen colonies with the year they were founded in and a note on how they were founded. Here are some of the typical trades of colonial america. History notes colonial america and 17th 18th century france.
View mens glossary view childrens glossary. European women in the 16 century had a specific place in the lives of their communities.