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This paintings examines a alternate that lined the backs of sailors and infantrymen, that shirted labouring males and skirted operating ladies, that hired legions of needlewomen and provided outlets with new purchaser wares. clothing, as soon as got, back back to undefined, circulating like a foreign money and bolstering call for. The brokers during this exchange integrated army contractors for garments, woman outworkers and purchasers in used outfits. each one used to be laid low with a altering call for for new-styled 'luxuries' and must haves in clothing.

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These were unusually large expenditures which perhaps represented purchases of fabric against the future needs of the children. 108 Shordy after the foundation, contracts were made with a tailor and several seamstresses. William Fell produced suits of jackets and breeches; Ann Hollings and Elizabeth Forward made petticoats and mandes for the children. In 1752, the General Committee, hoping to save money, proposed to employ a '[petti]Coat Maker' in the hospital 'to make proper Cloathing for the Girls & Young Children, and to instruct some of the Girls therein'.

1760-70 1760-70 1766-70 1760-62 20 Dress, Culture and Commerce War, when the pressures to supply combatants were high. 46 The production of slops abated with the end of the war. Fewer shirts were delivered over the remaining years of the decade to 1770 than in that frenzied two-year period during the Seven Years War, suggesting the pressures on manufacturers to find alternative markets once naval ships were decommissioned and sailors demobilized. Charles James was not the only supplier of shirts listed in the ledger during this conflict; however, he held the largest contract for this commodity.

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