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 all Friends, take heed of Jars and Strife. . . . Therefore dwell in Love and Life . . . which is the Honourable, Royal State. And all that Speak or Preach abroad, see, that ye be in the Life, and Power and Seed of God, which will Edifie the Body, and not in a brittle, peevish, hasty, fretful Mind; but dwell in that, which keeps down the contrary, that that may speak, which edifies the Body in Love.
And all take heed of Vain Words, and Tatling idle Words, but every where stop such; ...
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.