[HNW] help with Carew Pole Men's Nightcap (in color) for Julie

Wanda Pease wandap at hevanet.com
Wed Feb 14 17:07:07 PST 2007

Rather like a "smoking jacket" in the 1800's.  A cap to keep your head warm
when you came in from outside and wanted to relax "en familia".  Someone
must have loved the person they started this for!


 Chris Laning <claning at igc.org> wrote:
    I think the term "nightcap" in the 16th century might be somewhat
    misleading to modern people, as I know the term "nightgown" is. IIRC,
    in the 16th century a "nightgown" was more like what we would call a
    bathrobe -- not necessarily something you wore IN bed, but for
    lounging around the house in "undressed" casual mode. (I know this
    because it's what a servant would bring for her mistress to put on
    when she gets out of bed in the morning.)

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