The New Bern Historical Society is dedicated to sharing the rich history of New Bern, NC and has been doing so since 1923. The Historical Society offices are located in the Attmore-Oliver House, c. 1790, in New Bern’s historic district. In addition to offices there is a Civil War display and room installations reflecting life in the mid-19th century. Beautiful historic gardens are located behind the house. The New Bern Historical Society also owns and stewards 30+ acres of the Battle of New Bern’s Civil War battlefield. The New Bern Battlefield Park is located near James City just off of Highway 70 East.
It is Wednesday, so "What is in the Attic with Jim?"
Besides photographs and postcards the Historical Society has quite a collection of pamphlets, menus, directories etc. Jim found this gem among some of the other ephemera that we have.
This is THE PICTORIAL REVIEW, a monthly fashion magazine that contained fashion news and dress patterns. One could obtain this for .30 at Copland and Son Dpt store on Middle Street in New Bern or send for a subscription by mail. This particular issue was from February, 1914. One of the articles was entitled "Dress Hints for Stout Women." Here are 2 patterns of dresses featured in this review which could be purchased for 15 cents each.
The big fashion forecast from Paris announced in this issue: the Japanese collar. The Copland store was one of the most popular stores in New Bern. #newbernhistorical ... See MoreSee Less
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