Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wove Stays

This advertisement for "wove" stays is of great interest. This female staymaker has wove stays in stock, and also has imported patented stay cloth for those wishing to have custom stays made in Newport. The advantage of wove stays as advertised is that the stays will wash and look as "fresh as when new". Certainly an advantage over stays that cannot be washed, having not seen or heard of "wove" stays prior to finding this advertisement, more research to follow. Gentle readers, if anyone has encountered such an item as "wove" stays please let this blogger know!

Boston Gazette, 10 August, 1767

1 comment:

  1. I have not heard of them either. But I have heard of Jane Eustice, the poor woman was driven out of Boston and out of America by the non-importation movement and ended up losing her sanity and dying in England.

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