By Tom Tierney
Forty-five rigorously researched illustrations current a thrilling landscape of greater than a hundred and fifty years of European-inspired models, properly depicting 17th-century Puritans, an indentured servant, an English officer and his girl, pirates wearing newest models obtained as booty, a colonial retailers kinfolk of the mid-1700s, and extra.
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He worked during the day; she worked at night. Finally, Lion asked her to quit show business. Baker knew it was the only way she could save her marriage and, hoping to begin a family, she agreed to retire. First, however, she insisted on a farewell tour. Lion grudgingly gave his approval. The tour was difficult in more ways than one. The atmosphere in Europe in the late 1930s was becoming increasingly tense. Adolf Hitler seized power in Germany in 1933, and by 1935 his plans to establish the German people as the “master race” were beginning to take shape.
As a black French citizen and the wife of a Jew, she knew she would be in great danger. Lion accompanied her on the early part of the tour, but business concerns eventually took him back to France, where the government situation was very shaky. Baker continued the tour alone and, with every passing week, she realized how much she truly loved to perform. She felt most alive when she was onstage, basking in the admiration of excited crowds. Berlin, Warsaw, Nice, Zurich, London ... the longer the tour lasted, the more reluctant she was to go home.
The longer the tour lasted, the more reluctant she was to go home. Finally, Lion lost his temper. He demanded that Baker abandon her career and return to Paris. Not surprisingly, she refused. Baker now had to make an extremely difficult decision. She still loved her husband, but after a great deal of soul-searching, she had to admit that she loved her career more. At this time, she discovered she was pregnant. She continued the tour, however, and was beginning to knit a colorful collection of baby clothes when she suffered a sudden miscarriage.
Colonial and Early American Fashions (Dover Fashion Coloring Book) by Tom Tierney