Plain-dressing Quakers TodayI think the best place to see plain Friends is among the photos taken at the Conservative Quaker Gatherings. Martin Kelley's photos from the Gathering of Conservative Friends 2009 hosted by Keystone Fellowship Monthly Meeting of Ohio Yearly Meeting in Lancaster, PA. Photos from the Gathering of Conservative Friends 2008 at Stillwater Meeting in Barnesville, OH. Photos from the Gathering of Conservative Friends 2007 hosted by Keystone Fellowship Monthly Meeting of Ohio Yearly Meeting.
See Quaker Ranter Martin Kelley's Flickr collection at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/martin_kelley/tags/plain/
See also Lorcan Otway's Flickr collection
As well as the evolution of my own plain dress style here
I also have a webpage of photographs of early twentieth-century and mid-1800s plain-dressing Friends.
Thea Pollock, in memoriam
Thea, dear sister in Christ and gentle soul, left this life earlier this year. I and those who have known her will miss her loving presence. Obituary available here.
AND Friends, keep out of the Worldly-Wise Part, for that will never let People joyn and unite together (in Truth) which enters into the Earth and the Apprehensions of Words; but let Innocency be the Garment, and Truth and Simplicity the Covering. Then in the Innocency ye will have Unity, where there is no Evil Thought, but Love, that thinks no Evil. . . . And let the Weight and Preciousness of Truth be . . . esteemed above all things by you.
For here is my Grief, when I hear anything among Friends ...
I am not Amish or Mennonite, but some people who come to my website are interested in knowing more about these groups. I can recommend these books as authoritative and relatively inexpensive sources of further information.