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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 2:46 p.m. PST

The archaeologists and others in this Blue Moon Manufacturing set:

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Thanks,

Dan

Major Bumsore07 Jan 2013 2:51 p.m. PST

I'd say anything between ~1890 and ~1940

Huscarle Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 2:55 p.m. PST

I would say most are 1920s/1930s, but some could be quite a bit earlier…

DLIinVSF07 Jan 2013 3:50 p.m. PST

Very mixed styles,1880's-1930's.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 4:13 p.m. PST

I agree – starting about 1880 but think top end would be 1930's

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 7:42 p.m. PST

Excellent!

Now all I've got to sort out who's from which of those periods:

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Top row (L to R: 1, 2, 4, and 5)
Middle row (L to R: 9, 10, 12-15):
Bottom row (L to R: 18, 19, 21-24)

All others seem to be either diggers or mummies.

Dan

Major Bumsore08 Jan 2013 7:29 a.m. PST

Now all I've got to sort out who's from which of those periods:

Any of them would work for the whole period ~1880 – ~1939

Anton Ryzbak Inactive Member08 Jan 2013 8:57 a.m. PST

I dunno, the mummies look a lot earlier than 1890

Weddier08 Jan 2013 10:30 a.m. PST

The female figures can be dated by hemlines to some extent.
Floor length – pre WWI
Ankle length – WWI to early 1920's
Knee length – late 1920's to 1930
Calf length – 1930's
Knee length again – 1940's and 1950's
There has been a fairly direct correlation between the stock market strength and hemlines in the 20th century – strong economies feature short skirts and weak economies feature long hemlines.
"Why" contiues to be argued.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2013 11:21 p.m. PST

Awesome!

Thanks so much,

Dan

abdul666lw10 Jan 2013 9:30 a.m. PST

There has been a fairly direct correlation between the stock market strength and hemlines in the 20th century strong economies feature short skirts and weak economies feature long hemlines.
"Why" contiues to be argued.

The mini (sometimes almost micro) dress / skirt was a feature of the late '60, in Western Europe at least the happiest period of History: hemlines seem to move up and down following general optimism thumbs up
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TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2013 9:41 a.m. PST

I dunno, the mummies look a lot earlier than 1890

A common mistake; all ambulatory mummies are from the late 1800's on… ;->=

I blame the GW revisionist fantasy Tomb Kings…

Doug

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