Progress of “Bloomerism” in the United States
At a ball in Akron Ohio, on the 4th inst., over 60 of the ladies were dressed in full Bloomer costume. The Cleveland Plaindealer says – the scene was enchanting; long dresses hitherto hid from view all the graceful movements of the lady dancers; but here all was visible which related to the “Poetry of motion.” In Lowell, all the factory girls turned out in procession on the 4th all dressed in the Bloomer costume. During this day a banner was presented by the girls to one of the fire companies and in the evening a large company, the girls included, sat down to a sumptuous entertainment. At Battle Creek, 31 young ladies, in Bloomer costume, took part in the celebration on the 4th, – Albany (U. S.) Argus.
The Times, Tuesday, Jul 29, 1851; pg. 8