Wednesday, October 1, 2014

#History In the 1880's, what was "desirable additions" to a voyagers outfit?

Have you given up?

The answer is a Japanese Kimono and a Large Himalayan Shawl.  These items were recommended along with a Japanese hand stove and rolls of tinder, one or two rubber hot water bottles and a canvas clothes bag for rugs, pillows, bed shoes, and even those little white paper mache basins which may be needed when undertaking a voyage to Europe in the 1880's. 

For many decades of the 19th century, steam was combined with sail to speed passengers across the ocean. It took seven days in the 1870’s, having that reduced to six days in the 1860’s, and then a record was set in 1894 of five days, nine hours and six minutes. 

Today, you can cross the ocean in a jet in about 8 - 10 hours depending on where you are leaving from and where you are landing. 

Author K. Meador is a mom to two grown sons who are currently pursuing their adult lives outside the home. For the past several years, she has traveled with her job and has now settled down in Oklahoma City area.

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