Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
WEAR 'EM! WEAR WHAT? WHY TROUSER
ETTES, THAT'S WHAT!
. Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 4. "1 am pre
pared to say I have' neyer once aband
oned the trouseretteidea in theory
or practice for three score and ten
" This latest word in the scandalized
gossip here over trouserettes as a
part of woman's costume is from
Mrs. W. H. Felton, 0 years old, a
leader of the W C. T. U., and an offi
cial in club work.
Younger women and ajl men are
opposing the new fashion. Several
weeks ago it -was introduced to the
East Lake country club by Mrs. Ju
lian Chase-of Inman Parle
The older generation at once ral
lied to the innovation, which repeats
the fashion of ante-bellum days.
Younger folk as promptly opposed it
? KsiHEit ijrfBfliiJPi
Julian Chase of Atlanta, Ga., Who Has Introduced Trouserettes to
Fashionable Society of the South.
The costume has been so frowned
down on it hasn't reappeared at the
clubs, and no one has imitated it
But Mrs. Felton thinks the young
generation might well go back to the
fashions before the war.