Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cabinet Cards, Little Boys In Dresses

Once again, we return to the strange nineteenth century custom of dressing little boys as girls for the first four or five years of their lives.  I've run across a number of explanations for this practice and the only one that ever made sense to me was that boys needed maternal attention before they became little men.  So mother's daughter to father's son.  Hey, it's something, even if it's not right.

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