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Tala Shapland's Victorian Style

1876 Blue Wool Plaid Daydress made by Tala
blue wool plaid 1876

Tala Shapland in 1876 Wool Day Dress, Kirk Shapland as Buffalo Bill

She recently won Best Old West Lady's Costume at the Buffalo Bill Birthday Celebration at the Irma Hotel in Cody, Wy.

She is a member of the American Federation of Old West Reencactors (AFOWR).

Tala Has been a volunteer at Historic Fort Hays for 9 1/2 years. As an officer's wife she tells of the adventure of a well bred young lady traveling west to her husbands post at Fort Hays, and about life on the prairie.

She is an accomplished seamstress and makes costuming for both herself and her husband, who portrays Buffalo Bill Cody. She also offers her sewing services to other reenactors.
1876 Gown in Velvet

1874 Ballgown in Silk

Tent Display as 1870's Officer's Wife in the West

Kansas Days at
Historic Fort Hays

Call or E-mail for more information

Tala Shapland
P.O.Box 184
Dighton, KS 67839
Phone 316-397-5796
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