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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TO all the Elect, Chosen and Faithful, who . . . are the Gold tried in the Fire. Who have been tried by Goods spoiling, by Bonds, by Whippings, by Mockings and Reproaches . . . and some have been tried unto Death; and ye have proved to be the pure Gold, that hath come out brighter and brighter. Who have not feared the Waves of the Sea, nor the Winds; who fears not the Storms nor the Weather; whose Anchor holds, which is the Hope, the Mystery, which anchors the Soul which is Immortal, to the Immortal God. . . ...
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