Tracy Wall, vice president of production for the Concord Players, delivered a most interesting talk on "The Role of Women and Women's Clothing from the early 1900s" at the meeting of the Groton Woman's Club on Feb. 15.
Pictured with Tracy, who is at the far right, are Pat Bennett, Pat Kane, Amy Slade and Kathy Booth. The fashion show of clothing from 1910-1920 accompanied Tracy's talk about how this was a time of great change for women. It was the end of the Victorian era, "hobble" skirts limiting a woman's stride, tight-fitting corsets, and the beginning of popular bicycle riding for women. With the Industrial Revolution, women had more time to do activities outside the home, and with the U.S. entering World War I, many women were needed to work. At the end of the war, social activism, especially women's suffrage, became popular. Skirts became shorter, fuller, and outfits more comfortable. Both the history lesson and fashion show of this progressive period were enjoyed by all present.