6 thoughts on “Washington Park Zoo, circa 1900

  1. As I have said before, I am amazed at the way people dressed in those years. Even going to the zoo required dressing up. Think of the work required to keep those clothes clean.

  2. One of the secrets to keeping your clothes clean 100 years ago was that you didn’t wash everything every time you wore it. Men’s shirts, for instance, had detachable collars and cuffs, allowing the user to change out the dirtiest parts of the shirt every day, but still wear the same shirt multiple days.

  3. That last comment was supposed to have a question mark, but there have been at least two moves of the bears ~

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