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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AND now Friends, so many Monthly Men's Meetings as you have in your County, you may have so many Monthly Women's Meetings; and if once a year, at least, you had a General Women's Meeting; it would be well (for in some Counties they have as many Quarterly Women's Meetings as Mens) and in others they have only two in the Summer-time, because the Ways are foul and Days short in Winter. . . .
. . . And that all Friends, who are not already provided, nay speedily procure convenient ...
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