The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 72, July 1968 - April, 1969 Page: 92
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vately the "abomination of crinoline" and the false goddess of fashion.'
Unlike the feminist reformers, however, they did not relate women's
dress to dependence upon men. Reflecting the views of the "average"
woman, they condemned contemporary fashions as absurd, uncom-
fortable, and dangerous. To the members of the Anti-Crinoline League,
hoops and crinolines were simply unrealistic for everyday living in
8Indications that private discussions continued can be found in the letters of Miss
Hutson to her family. For example, on March 13, 1893, she wrote her mother: "I've
been writing extensively in my official capacity as Secretary of the Anti-Crinoline League
of Brenham." In a letter to her brother William, dated April 28, 1893, Miss Hutson also
mentioned a recent meeting of the members of the League, although she gave no details.
Both of these letters are in the Hutson Family Papers.
U. S. Army Photograph.
Time-out for men of the z43rd Infantry, 36th Division, Mietesheim,
France, March z6, z945-
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