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.
MY Dear Friends, Be not carried away by good Word and fair Speeches, nor the Affectionate part, which is taken with them; but every one have hold of the Truth in your selves, and the Life, and Light and Power of the Most-High, by which ye may be staied upon Christ, your Bread of Life, he is the Staff of your Heavenly and Eternal Life; Bread is the Staff of Life. Now Friends, who have denied the World's Songs and Singing; sing ye in the Spirit, and with Grace, making Melody in your Hearts to the Lord. And ...
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.