Friday, July 8, 2011

Turkish Inspired Cast Iron Woman, ca. mid 1800's

As a young boy living at the family home, my husband would go out into the woods and wander the property. And dig.  He did his own version of archaeology and this is one of the items he found many years ago.  He said the woman was always referred to as Amelia Bloomer because it appeared she is wearing bloomers.  I think the cast iron image bears a striking resemblance from the top of her head to the tips of her curl toe shoes to an illustration that appeared in Graham's Illustrated Magazine in 1858.  

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