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Clothing & Costume

Wearable Prints, 1760–1860

| Filed under: Clothing & Costume, History
Greene Cover

Wearable prints are not only a decorative art form but also the product of a range of complex industrial processes and an eco- nomically important commodity. But when did textile printing originate, and how can we identify the fabrics, inks, dyes, and printing processes used…

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Dressed for the Photographer

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Photographer Book Cover

In Dressed for the Photographer, Joan Severa gives a visual analysis of the dress of middle-class Americans from the mid-to-late 19th century. Using images and writings, she shows how even economically disadvantaged Americans could wear styles within a year or so of current fashion….

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Women’s Shoes in America, 1795-1930

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Rexford Book Cover

In an engaging narrative history, the beautifully illustrated Women’s Shoes in America investigates an aspect of American material culture not previously examined and provides a detailed reference for dating women’s footwear. Part One, “A History of Women’s Footwear in America,” discusses the history of the…

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Pantaloons and Power

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Fischer Book Cover

In Pantaloons and Power, Gayle V. Fischer depicts how the reformers’ denouncement of conventional dress highlighted the role of clothing in the struggle of power relations between the sexes. Wearing pantaloons was considered a subversive act and was often met with social ostracism. This…

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Reforming Women’s Fashion, 1850-1920

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Cunningham Book Cover

During the latter half of the nineteenth and the first decade of the twentieth centuries, books, periodicals, and newspapers were rich in discussions related to women’s roles, health, beauty, and dress. Many believed that restrictive and unwieldy women’s fashions compromised health, distorted women’s true physical…

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