Monday, November 23, 2009

Spanish Colonial Fashion Show

Here in St Augustine, we’re getting ready for our 450th anniversary (in 2015).  The city is conducting a modest campaign to get residents fully familiar with our past, and we’ve been having some very entertaining reenactors doing living history for us at civic events.
Here we have people dressed in the clothing of the several hundred year span of Spanish settlement. In the large picture, the earliest outfits are in front – 16th and 17th centuries – and the people in the rear are dressed in 18th century clothing.
This photo shows a miscellany of mostly 16th century outfits.
Finally, we make it to the 18th century and this fine soldier.