Hazards of a Windy Day ~ Watch Out!

Hazards of a Windy Day ~ Watch Out!

We are fully into the autumn season here in the Northern Hemisphere, with winter fast approaching. Thus, as the days grow shorter, the weather becomes increasingly unpredictable. Today, your friendly author comes to you with a word of warning and a visual reminder of the potential hazards to being caught unaware by an abrupt gust of wind or cloud burst. Don’t let this happen to you! The embarrassment may well leave a permanent scar or lead to social estrangement!

“The Graces in a High Wind – a Scene taken from Nature, in Kensington Gardens”, 1810 caricature by James Gillray. A satire of clinging dresses worn with few (or no) layers of petticoats beneath being caught in a gust of wind.

 

“Le coup de vent” (The Gust of Wind) 1816. Artist Carle Vernet; Engraver Louis-Philibert Debucourt

 

“A Ladies Summer Promenade Dress” 1800 by Philibert Louis Debucourt

 

“Vent derrière” 1812 by Philibert Louis Debucourt

 

“The Morning Walk” 1800 caricature

 

“A Windswept Walk” 1800 from The Gallery of Fashion by Nicolaus Heideloff

 

Fashion Plate in Costume Parisien, 1812

 

“Retour de Longchamp” 1800 by Philibert Louis Debucourt

 

“Vent devant” 1812 by Philibert Louis Debucourt

 

Just be careful in the crazy elements
of autumn and winter, ladies and gentlemen!

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