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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FRIENDS, Stand faithful to your Measures of the Gift of God, which cometh from him, who was, before the World was made; that ye may stand over the World, and all the betraying Spirits in it, that nothing may reign, but Life in you all. And keep out of Janglings and Parties, in that, which is able to keep you above them all to God; in that all wait. And the Bustlings of the World keep out of, in the Covenant of Peace with God.
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