The fashion of recreation

  "Weights" (circa 1850), shown in "Leisure Pursuits; The Fashion and Culture of Recreation,'' at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, Mass., through March 24, 2019. "Weights'' is part of the collection of the William Cullen Bryant Homestead, in Cummington, Mass.     The museum says: "  This exhibition looks at the way in which the people of Massachusetts have spent their leisure time interacting with Massachusetts Trustees of Reservations properties over the last 125 years. Visitors will see original antique and vintage dresses and personal accessories that were integrated into activities such as gardening, entertaining, fitness, water activities, equestrian pursuits, and travel at and to various properties.''

"Weights" (circa 1850), shown in "Leisure Pursuits; The Fashion and Culture of Recreation,'' at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, Mass., through March 24, 2019. "Weights'' is part of the collection of the William Cullen Bryant Homestead, in Cummington, Mass.

The museum says: "This exhibition looks at the way in which the people of Massachusetts have spent their leisure time interacting with Massachusetts Trustees of Reservations properties over the last 125 years. Visitors will see original antique and vintage dresses and personal accessories that were integrated into activities such as gardening, entertaining, fitness, water activities, equestrian pursuits, and travel at and to various properties.''

  Gold and pink deco gown, circa 1930, silk brocade, rhinestones, metallic thread, Part of the Collection of the Stevens-Coolidge Place, in North Andover, Mass.

Gold and pink deco gown, circa 1930, silk brocade, rhinestones, metallic thread, Part of the Collection of the Stevens-Coolidge Place, in North Andover, Mass.