Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Fingerless Gloves

Almost wordless: A Trip to the Past - Part 8
(Here's part 7)

I love my fingerless gloves, but I thought they were a modern invention. Re-enactors at Camden assured me that short-fingered gloves were worn in colonial America, especially in camp in the chilly air. Soldiers liked them because they could reload their muskets while wearing them.

Look closely and you'll see the pipes and drums corps wearing them, too.

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