Fashion Friday featuring the Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville, Holiday Edition

It’s Fashion Friday again at the Historical Society! Enjoy these Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville from local artist Mildred Baldwin’s popular column from the Warrenville Digests.

These women were featured around the holiday season in their finest fashions. They surely enjoyed their New Years and we hope you all have a wonderful New Year as well!

If you’d like to learn more about Mildred, see our earlier blog post here https://warrenvillehistorical.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/womens-history-month-mildred-baldwin/.

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Published in: on December 30, 2016 at 8:55 am  Leave a Comment  

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, December 26, 1866 – January 1, 1867

26th Wednesday rather fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ about sick.

27th Thursday  fine weather for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick  George left & went to Willsons today or tomorrow.

28th Friday  rather a fine cool day  I did my chaors was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick  George left & went to Willsons & stayed tonight & Mrs Stone Storm was here.

29th Saturday   pretty fine cold day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick  J K Pollard came out last night went back.

30th Sunday  rather a cold day the coldest morning we have yet had Mercury 8 degrees below zero a verry cloudy evening but more mild  I did my choars was at the house all day & evening called at the office at noon & night sold 3 cans of oysters, choared round the howel & fixed it some went to bed at about 9, tiard & sick [in margin] Jesse Wheaton & Sarah M. Brown were married.

31st Monday  rather a fine cloudy day  I did my chaors was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold.

1st Tuesday, January 1867  rather a fine pleasant day & evening but cool  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick with a cold  Mrs Stone made a New Years, & had the Willsons & Perrys people & Cowens to dinner they had a fine time.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, December 19 – 25, 1866

19th Wednesday  cloudy & a little snowey  I did my choars went to the office & started to Naperville with Henry B. Fowler about 10 ½ & was appointed gardion for Wm W Wray eat dinner at Hiram Fowlers & got home about 3 to store came home 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold.

20th Thursday  a fine cloudy day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½ nearly sick [in margin] Taylor came from Iowa.

21st Friday  A thawey cloudy day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick with a cold.

22nd Saturday A warm thawey day & rained in the evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ bed at 9 ½ sick.

23rd Sunday  A warm damp cloud day the wind changed northerly at night & was more cool  I did my choars was at office about 9 came back choared round banked up my house etc went to Store in evening came home at 6 called at Willsons caught chickens for them wrote some & went to bed 9 sick.

24th Monday  rather a fine cool day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ went to bed at 9 ½ about sick.

25th Tuesday  A beautiful day for Christmas but some cool  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick  I eat dinner & supper at Willsons S Willsons Jackson Butterfield & their wives were there & Mrs Stone. They went home after dark we had beer [in margin]  I eat supper at Willsons & others Sidwell pushed the door open tonight.”

Hiram E. Leonard, December 12 – 18, 1866

12th Wednesday  A cold raw day with the roads verry rough bad waggoning  I did my choars was at the office all day and evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick with a  cold.

13th Thursday  A cool raw cloudy day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick [in margin] Willson halled salt from Winfield both of them.

14th Friday  A cool garden & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick R Willson halled 2 tun of coal.

15th Saturday  A cool raw cloudy day  & began to snow a little in the evening I did my choars was at the at the office all all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick  S Willson drew me 1 day coal.

16th Sunday  the snow fell several inches last night & it snowed some amost all day, I did my choars was at home the most of the day  I went to the office 4 times & helped Willson cover the howels with straw wrote some & went to bed about 9 tiard & nearly sick with a cold had been out in the cold the most of the day.

17th Monday  rather a fine day for December  I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.

18th Tuesday  fine weather for the season  snow & showers  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, December 5 – 11, 1866

5th Wednesday  rather fine weather for Dec.  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & about sick [in margin] put up petition at store.

6th Thursday  rather fine weather for Dec  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

7th Friday  rather rather a cloudy rainey day, I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

8th Saturday  rather a cloudy morning but cleared of cold in afternoon & evening a cold night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick  John Graves here to by me or some one els out went home a little before night.

9th Sunday  A cold & some cloudy day with snow squally thurmometer at 10 degrees above zero  I did my choars was at home the most of the day a choaring round went to be the office twice called at Willsons in the evening came home at 9 & went to bed about 9 nearly sick.

10th Monday  A cold raw day & roads rough  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold.

11th Tuesday  A cold raw day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ Nearly sick with a cold.”

Holiday Open House: See history, art and shop for unique holiday gifts!

Join the Warrenville Historical Society for a Holiday Open House on Friday, December 9th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Warrenville Historical Museum & Art Gallery.

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See the museum while you enjoy live music. Tour the art gallery, including works of art by youth from Warrenville Youth and Family Service’s programs.

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Shop local history: Warrenville Historic Landmark Ornament Series including the Albright Building, the Roundhouse and the Warrenville Store, each $10, local history books and craft items made by our Museum Guild ladies are also available for purchase. ornaments-banner-ad

Watch our Albright Artist-in-Residence, Maggie Capettini, paint a museum scene live! Watch her artistic process in real time! The Albright Artist-in-Residency is sponsored by a City of Warrenville Hotel Motel Tax Grant.14611016_1517359938277940_3953804986205395557_n

Free and open to all!

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