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.
FRIENDS, All ye that have know the Way of Truth, and tasted of the Power of the same, and now turn back into the World's Fashions and Customs, ye stop them that are coming out of the World, ye make them to stumble at the Truth, ye make them to question the Way of the Lord, which is out of the Way of the World, and its Ways; and ye grieve the Righteous, and sadden the Hearts of the Upright and Simple. Ye had better, ye had never known the Way of Light, Life and Power, . . . and a hard thing it will be for any of you ...
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.