Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Boy's with Kites and Pinafores

The Windy Day - Peterson's March 1855

More boys with kites from Godey's Magazine 1861

As it turns out, boys pinafores are recommended to be made of Brown Holland. This is a utilitarian brown linen that was used to make furniture covers among other things. Now that I know this, I am working to make appropriate pinafores for my boys. I had been using hand me down white cotton ones from my girls, oops.

Here's my first try:

I have posted other woodcut images of boys with drums here.