at left pictures afternoon apparel of the type worn
to the matinee performance of Mr. Bluebeard
at the Iroquois Theater in 1903.
slight train on the skirt. Some women tripped and
fell to their knees when the crowd stepped upon
their skirt hems. Once down, without
assistance from a very strong and possibly
aggressive person to stop the onrushing crowd and
force those standing on her skirt to step aside,
rising became difficult to impossible.