Lydia Darragh Colonial Costume

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Includes: Purple Floral Print with Dark Lavender/Periwinkle Inset and It Comes with a Lace Trim that Zips in the Back and Comes with a Colonial Mob Cap and Colonial Shawl.

*Note: color shades/fabric patterns may vary on floral prints.

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Women were patriots, revolutionaries, and strong opponents of the British monarchy during the years of the American Revolution. While they may not have fought on the front lines of the battlefield along with their husbands, brothers, and sons, they certainly did more than merely man the home front—they fought too, in their own ways. Lydia Darragh chose to turn her religious beliefs and pacifism into patriotism by spying on British soldiers, a twist the Red Coats never expected. Quakers were against war and violence; however, when Lydia Darragh’s oldest son enlisted in the Continental Army, her perspective changed.

The British forced great hardships upon the colonists in many ways. One of their cruelest acts was forcing families to house soldiers, even if they didn’t believe in the British cause. When the Red Coats took control of Philadelphia in 1777, Lydia Darragh and her husband lived directly across the street from the army’s headquarters. She began spying and eavesdropping, sending information about the British military movements and plans to her son via coded messages. In September of that same year, the British troops took control of the Darragh home—and Lydia was furious. When she attempted to protest this, she coincidentally met her second cousin, a man fighting for the British. Lydia’s second cousin helped her secure her home as only a place for staff meetings. The British believed Lydia and her family were no danger; after all, they were Quakers.

They were quite wrong. Lydia Darragh began eavesdropping even more intently, staying awake to hear every word of these important military meetings. When she learned that the Red Coats were planning a surprise attack on the Continental Army at White Marsh, Lydia knew it was time to act. So, she asked the British if she could pass into “enemy territory”, past the British lines, and buy flour. Once past the lines, Lydia headed for the Continental Army’s camp, where she warned an officer of the impending attack. The message made its way to General George Washington, and Lydia Darragh singlehandedly prepared the colonists’ military to combat what could have been a deadly, war-ending attack.

An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes colonial collection of quality costume clothing, this children’s Lydia Darragh colonial costume is authentic to the 1700s and the attire worn by the brave Revolutionary War heroine herself. You’ll look just like the woman who crossed British lines to deliver important news on behalf of the colonies when you don this historically accurate costume set. To capture Hart’s attire accurately, this costume includes a purple floral print colonial dress with a dark lavender/periwinkle inset, lace trim, and a zipper closure. Also included are a colonial mob cap and shawl.

Of course, every Lydia Darragh colonial costume needs a few accessories, too. No wartime woman during the 18th century went without her colonial hoop skirt, colonial shoes, lace fan, and colonial wig. If you’d like to enhance your Lydia Darragh attire with our Heritage Costume accessories (which are not included with the purchase of this costume), you can pair this costume outfit with these options from our wide selection of added details to create your very own personalized costume.

This high-quality Lydia Darragh colonial costume can be used for historical school events, play, or simply a fun day of pretending to be a woman crossing British lines during the Revolutionary War in the 18th century. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this kids’ Lydia Darragh colonial costume is built to last.


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*Note: color shades/fabric patterns may vary on floral prints.

Fabric Content:
Self: 65% Polyester 35% Cotton

Cleaning Instructions:
* Most items made from polyester/cotton blend treat as polyester.
* Most items are made from polyester can be machine washed and dried.
* Use warm water and add a fabric softener to the final rinse cycle.
* Machine dry at low temperature setting and remove articles as soon as the tumbling cycle is complete.
* If ironing is needed, use a moderately warm iron.
* Most items made from polyester can be dry-cleaned.

To remove stains:
* Soak and then wash with soap and warm water using a mild liquid detergent.
* Remove tough stains by spraying with a mild stain remover. It will have a better chance of removing stains other than food and dirt.
* Tumble dry on low heat.

*Note: color shades/fabric patterns may vary on floral prints.

Children’s clothing for both Boy's And Girls is the same size. The size is based on either the child’s weight and length in pounds and inches or on specific measurements (chest, waist, and hip).