A second attempt at my kickstarter project. Please share! Thank you! <3
Clothing the workers:Researching Victorian Clothing
An in depth research project into the realities of clothing for the Victorian Working Classes in Britain
"My aim is to undertake an extensive research project to gain a deeper appreciation of domestic and social histories through an in-depth study of the types of clothing worn by the working class in Scotland and England during the 19th century specifically during the Chartist movement in Victorian Britain (1838-1868).
'Chartism was a working-class movement for political reform in Britain which existed from 1838 to 1850 (although there was a slow fade-out in the movement after 1848) and which took its name from the People's Charter of 1838.' Although the full force of the movement began to fade around 1848 its legacy was felt right up until The Reform Act of 1867 which allowed urban working men to become enfranchised for the first time. (Given the right to vote)
As a time of great economic, social and political upheaval and division I felt it a very good period to focus on in terms of the working class. This period also covers a large part of Victoria’s early reign and her status as a fashion icon.”
The working class, as usual, rarely gets much attention, but now it will! We’re only 5% of the way to the £2,000 goal with 13 days left! Even if you can’t contribute, please reblog!