When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink?


In 1884 the infant Franklin Delano Roosevelt (above) wore a frilly dress, patent leather mary-janes and long hair. We’ve rediscovered Jeane Maglaty’s fascinating article published in the Smithsonian Mag (circa 2011) discussing nineteenth century children’s fashion, and recent gendering of children’s clothing in western culture.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s