Plain-dressing Quakers from the Early Twentieth Century and Mid-1800sClick on an image to see larger version.
Thanks to Friend Patrick Burns for giving me copies of the original photographs in his possession.
Thanks to Friend Seth Hinshaw for sending me the photo of the Fritchley Friends.
Thanks to reader Andrea for the photo of Oskaloosa Friends.
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