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Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Dan'l per Ruds. I was a great part of last Summer at N. Yorke, about Leagues to the Northward of this place, and found a very Honorable reception there from the noble Governor Col Thomas Dongan and all the Gent, of that place.
It is a prety pleasant towne consisting of about Houses, and a very handsome strong forte, wherein is the Gov- ernor's House, a great Church, Secretary's office and con- venient Lodgings for the officers and Soldiers of the Garrison, with other conveniences. The Inhabitants are about six eighths Dutch, the remainder French and English.
The Buildings, Brick generally, very stately and high, though not altogether like ours in Boston. The Bricks in some of the Houses are of divers Coullers and laid in Checkers, being glazed look very agreeable.
The fireplaces have no Jambs as ours have. Two years later, also, John Lawson says: The buildings are generally of a smaller sort of Flemish brick, and of the Dutch fashion excepting some few houses. They are all very firm and good work, and con- veniently placed, as is likewise the town, which gives a very pleasing prospect of the neighbouring islands and rivers.
A good part of the inhabitants are Dutch. The Dutch government tried in vain to check what it con- sidered the waste of money in over-dressing, and even prohibited gold and silver fringe. Poets, too, deplored the increasing lavishness in dress, and the splendor was ridiculed on the stage, as it was denounced from the pulpit.
Robes of silk, sarcenet, velvet, satin, and serge in all the fashionable hues of the day, — scarlet, purple, amaranth, fire color, rose color, dead leaf color, ash gray, and fawn and mauve, — trimmed with bows and knots of ribbons, braids, gold, silver, or silk fringes, pendants, bugles, and lace; petticoats lined with taffeta and bright with golden flowers embroi- dered by skillful fingers; black velvet lined with cloth of gold or silver; filmy ruffs and crisp, sheer caps; innumerable chains of gold and strands of pearls; gold bodkins for the hair; scented gloves and high- heeled shoes; muffs, fans, masks, and fine handker- chiefs, and a chatelaine upon the various chains of which hung scent-bottles, pomanders, writing-tablets, pencils, seals, charms, and other trinkets — formed a costume that was full of beauty, elegance, and charm.
The rich petticoat and the overdress, the sets of extra 56 COSTUME 57 sleeves embellished with lace ruffles, and the flowered calicoes that came from the East, the night-rails, the love hoods, the flowing robes, the fine furs, the laces, and the jewels that we see in the portraits of the day, were sent across the ocean, or made here by native seamstresses and tailors.
Among his shop goods Dr. Gloves, ribbons, laces, fourteen fans, and seven purses were contained in the first partition ; laces, buckles, and ribbons in the second; cloth in the third; caps in the fourth ; garters, scarfs, bands, fans, and girdles in the fifth ; fringe, calico, and silk in the sixth ; silk and materials for purses in the seventh ; and spectacles, etc.
In another small " waxed East India trunk " he kept " hat bands, chains," etc. Five women's fans are also mentioned in Cornelis Steenwyck's inventory; and three tortoiseshell combs appear in Matthew Taylor's. De Lange had a mask, and Mrs. Asser Levy, a muff. The fan was rarely absent from a lady's hand; and from the East the folding fan arrived, with its sweet-scented sandal- wood or carved ivory sticks and its beautifully painted gauze or paper mounts.
Fans were also made of rounded cardboard upon which feathers of various colors were artistically fastened. One of the chief articles of a lady's dress was the petticoat. This petit cotte was originally what is now termed the skirt, over which was worn a silk, velvet, or cloth jacket, often trimmed with fur; or a kind of polonaise, the skirt of which was looped up or turned back to show the handsome petticoat.
When Washington Irving accused the Dutchwomen COSTUME 59 of New Amsterdam of wearing half a dozen petti- coats, he seems to have thought, in the first place, that a petticoat was an undergarment in those days, as it now is; and, in the second place, that a Dutchwoman wore all the petticoats she possessed at the same time.
The petticoat was of silk, satin, velvet, cloth, or linen, and was, moreover, sometimes trimmed around the bottom with gold or silver braid, embroidery, or lace. Wealthy ladies in Holland wore scarlet cloth petticoats, but less rich burghers' wives contented themselves with purple or blue serge, or linen. The fashionable scarlet occurs in many New Amsterdam wardrobes.
Mrs, Asser Levy, , had six petticoats. One is described as blue, another scarlet, and a third silk, and she " also has one woman's suite with a red petticoat. De Lange had a handsome red cloth petticoat with black lace, a black " pottosoo " petticoat with black silk lining, a black pottosoo petticoat with black " taffety " lining, a black silk petticoat with ash gray silk lining, two petticoats with gray lining, two petti- coats with white lining, one with printed lace and one without lace, one colored drugget petticoat with a red lining, one striped stuff petticoat, one scarlet petti- coat, and one under petticoat with a body red bay.
Fifteen linen women's petticoats are mentioned in John Coesart's inventory. The petticoat was worn over a large circular hoop that rested on the hips, giv- ing " a pleasant round appearance to the figure. The fol- lowing gives a good description of the garment. The matter was referred to Mr. Ochden and Lieutenant Baxter for arbitration. Again we read: Oct.
Everardus Bo- gardus, had sold him a hog and purchased in return of him purple cloth sufficient for a petticoat. Oct 13, , Declaration by Jacob van Curler that Rev. Everardus Bogardus's wife had, when passing the blacksmith shop in New Amsterdam, placed her hand on her side and drawn up her petticoat a little, in order not to soil it, as the road was muddy.
Every Dutch lady of the Seventeenth Century owned a "rain dress," to save her skirts from getting wet; and when the streets were dry and the rain had ceased to fall, this was tucked up in a special way to show the costly petticoat underneath. This " rain dress " ori- ginated in France, and was worn in all countries by the rich middle classes as well as by the nobility. In- stead of this garment another garment was sometimes worn, called a huik, which was a long cloak made of serge or cloth, to cover the whole dress, and which was furnished with a hood to protect the head from the rain.
In other words, it was a kind of pelisse. De Lange also owned " a black silk rain cloak," which, of course, is nothing more nor less than the fashionable luiik. Of handsome long robes Mrs. De Lange had six, known as samars: " one black silk potoso-a-samare, with lace; one black silk crape samare with a tucker; COSTUME 6i one black tartanel samare with a tucker; and three flowered caHco samare.
We also read of one silk waist- coat, one red calico waistcoat, one bodice, and five pairs of white cotton stockings, besides lace, sleeves, caps, hoods, aprons, and a " black plush mask. The apron at this period was not a mere protection for the skirt, but was considered as a decoration.
The apron frequently appears in the inventories. Part- ridge has several : a blue linen apron and three woolen aprons are of less value than some others in her ward- robe. De Lange has six calico aprons; Mrs. Asser Levy, a black silk apron ; and Ann Watkins has four aprons. Lawrence Deldyke had for sale in six dozen silk aprons with gold, four dozen black aprons with silver, and six dozen blue aprons with gold.
Among other items four silver clasps, a gold ring, and a silver button are mentioned. Among Asser Levy's belongings we find " sixteen women's smocks, one bodice, one colored cassock, one velvet cassock, one hood, one muff, one black silk apron, three pair red women's stockings, two pair silk stockings, six white aprons, and twelve women's caps with lace.
The great slashed and puffed sleeve was worn over a lace or fine cambric or silk undersleeve, clasped here and there with gold or silver ornaments or jewels, and embellished with a lace or cambric cuff or ruffle at the wrist.
Ann Watkins had, for example, in , "thirty-seven pair of old false sleeves " ; Mrs. Clarkson owned three pairs of sleeves and one pair of ruffles; Mrs. Partridge, , a parcel of lace and laced bands, and Mrs. The ruffs, or collars, were of equal importance, hav- ing reached such tremendous proportions that they extended far over the shoulders and stood up above the back of the head.
In order to keep them in shape after they were starched and ironed, they were fastened on gold or silver wires. The material was the finest cambric edged with lace or point de Vcnisc or point d'Alengon.
When all the plaits of these were smoothed out, they sometimes measured sixty yards! The laid or turned down or flat collar was also worn ; and also the crossed pleated and rounded pleated, ribbed collars. The making, undoing, washing, starching, and ironing, and remaking was no common work ; and many Dutch ladies attended to the making and the doing up of their ruffs themselves.
One of the most costly articles of a lady's toilette was the stomacher, or " breast-piece," which was made of silk, satin, or velvet, and ornamented with pearls and jewels. Hooft gives a bride four, — of velvet, satin, figured silk, and " lord's serge. De Lange, for example, has sixteen cornet caps with lace, thirty-nine drawing caps with lace, eleven headbands with lace, and eleven headbands without lace. She also has twelve white hoods of love, another white love hood, three black love hoods, one yellow love hood, and five of dowlas coarse linen.
Ann Watkins, , had "twelve capps for a woman," three " calico heads," two pinners, or lappets, for headdress, and ten headcloths. She also had an " alamode hood," which was, of course, silk. She also owned a silk lute-string scarf measuring two yards and a half.
The Dutch ladies were fond of perfumes; highly scented powder and the essence known as Hungary water were to be found on the dressing-table, where the various cosmetics, pins, hairpins, etc. Elizabeth Graveraet, widow of Dr. Samuel Drisius, looks suspiciously like a cosmetic. Gloves were of leather, silk, cotton calico , and white openwork thread. A lady always had a good number of " shoe-work. The jewels of the day were hair ornaments, earrings, brooches, pins, bracelets, chains, miniatures set with gems or pearls, clasps for the sleeves, finger-rings, necklaces, and, last but not least, the chatelaine of gold or silver, from which on its several chains and hooks hung the various trinkets, sewing and toilet articles, — little round mirrors, scent-boxes or pomanders contain- ing sweet powder or paste, a patch-box containing the black court-plaster cut in various shapes, all ready to replace a fallen beauty spot, bodkins, an ehii case, tiny silver-bound pincushion, thimble, scissors, etc.
The chatelaine was often given as a wedding-present by the father-in-law. In some inventories we find the characteristic head ornaments that the Dutch and particularly Frisian women have worn from time immemorial, and of which Madam Knight speaks in These peculiar decorations are familiar to all travelers in Holland, and were far from uncommon in the New World. Let us take a few examples : Mrs. Van Varick left to her daughter Cor- nelia " two gold pieces to wear above their ears. This was also described as " one great ear spangle with ear jewels.
Elizabeth Grave- raet, the widow of Dr. Isaac Van Vlecq, , left to his daughters two pairs of gold pendants with crystals, a gold chain, "five double," a gold bodkin, and other jewelry; and Mary Jansen, , left to her daughter Elsie Leisler " a golden ear-ring.
The story is as follows : Pieterje Jans said she sold to Hendrickje Duyckingh's daughter, in presence of her husband, an ornamented headdress for fifty-five guilders in seawant, and that the defend- ant sent it back.
She demanded that the bargain should stand good. Hendrickje said her daughter had no authority to buy such without the knowledge of her parents, as she is still under them. Hendrickje's hus- band. Gold ornaments are very numerous, though not always described in detail. A curious case came up in court on Dec. She claimed she bought them from a Frenchwoman, whose name she did not know, and paid forty-eight florins seawant for them.
Thereupon the court ordered her to prove from whom she had bought them. II, , Jan Hendricx van Gunst and Jannetie Jacobs again appeared in court, when one Elsie Barentsen de- clared that the ornaments in question formerly belonged to Aeltie Marishalls, from whom the plaintiff bought them.
Barentie Moulenaers declared on oath that she heard the plaintiff say that he had not lost the orna- ments, but believed he let them fall, and that his sister found them and had seemingly sold them. Sara Peters declared she heard the plaintiff say he believed the ornaments in question were not stolen, but fallen, and were found by his sister and sold by her. On February 8. Jannetie Jacobs produced the following declarations. Harmen Hendricx van Weyen testified and declared " to have seen one fytie Dirx residing at Breukelen on Long Island wear the ornaments in ques- tion now about a year ago.
On March i, , the " Court found that the ornaments in question are not stolen by the defendant. However, since she cannot sufficiently prove that she bought them, but only that they were seen on Fytie Dircx, from whom defendant in the first instance de- clared she bought them, therefore the W : Court decide and order that the ornaments in question shall be de- livered to the plaintiff and retained by him, on condition of paying to defendant twenty guilders zewant and the costs incurred herein.
The wife of Dr. De Lange had two very valu- able diamond rings and a handsome gold ring, or hoop, bound round with diamonds ; Mrs. Van Varick had no less than seven diamond rings ; John Coesart, " a gold diamond ring and a gold hoop. Matthew Taylor in has an enameled stone ring. Among many instances of those whose jewel boxes were by no means empty Mrs.
Margareta Van Varick is conspicuous. She has a pearl necklace, a gold chain 68 DUTCH NEW YORK with a locket with seven diamonds, a gold ring with seven diamonds, a gold ring with a table diamond, a gold ring with three small diamonds, two gold rings each with a diamond, two small gold rings with dia- monds, three more gold rings, one pair diamond pen- dants, two gold drops for the ear, two gold chains, two gold buttons, one comb tipped with gold, one pair crys- tal pendants edged with gold, two gold pins headed with pearls, one gold bodkin, one chain with gold bell, another gold bell and chain.
Cornells Steenwyck owned a great deal of valuable jewelry, including several gold chains. Jacob De Lange kept much of his valuable jewelry in a very costly " silver thread wrought small trunk," and, moreover, owned a watch of great value. Among her treasures Mrs. Van Varick owned COSTUME 69 " one small gold box as big as a pea," one gold medal, one small mother of pearl box, and four small boxes with beads and shells, one gold Arabian ducat, and one gold piece the shape of a diamond.
Some pearl pins figure in a lawsuit in between two women who are evidently relatives, Helletie Jan- sen, plaintiff, versus Pietertie Jansen, defendant. The latter requested, " as defendant has bought from In- dians here within this City some goods belonging to her and her sister, that she be condemned to return the same to her on receiving what she has given therefor; being one small box with divers linens, as a pair of linen sheets, two shirts, some frills, coifs, children's caps, pocket handkerchiefs, three pearl pins and other things, that she does not know precisely.
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