Labor Day In Virginia City
Labor Day week end and
a trip to Virginia City. Carl is a member of the Clampers
and we were meeting another member of the
Clampers in front of the E Clampus Vitus Building.
This building was originally built in the mid
1800s and restored to the way it is today.
Next to the Clampers Building is the Miners
On the other side of the Clamper's Building
is Piper's Opera House.
A short distance from Piper's is Virginia
We were surprised by ladies in their Civil
War costumes heading for a Fashion Show and Tea.
So we joined them
and enjoyed hearing about each dress from the day dress to the
This lady in her riding habit is looking for
This simple dress was for a nurse
and she carries water in the containers over her shoulders. Her
dress was shorter and simpler because of the work she was doing.
wore more lace and
ornamental designs with fuller skirts.
This young lady is ready for the ball.
lighter colors were chosen to show off the lady. Dark colors would blend into
the patterned wall paper and were unable to be seen easily....so that is
when the term "wall flower" came into use.
Most of these ladies will be in the
Nevada Day Parade on the weekend of October 28/29. The theme of the parade
is the Railroad. I'm going to dress ready for a train trip along with our
chapter of the Red Hat Society in Carson City.