60 Civil War-Era Fashion Patterns (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

February 19, 2012 by  
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60 Civil War-Era Fashion Patterns (Dover Fashion and Costumes) Assembled from vintage issues of Peterson’s Magazine, a popular 19th-century “ladies” periodical, these patterns include dresses, pants, jackets, and other apparel for women and children. Historians, collectors of antiques, and costume designers will appreciate this original collection, which features suggestions for re-creating the garments with modern […]

Shoes, Hats and Fashion Accessories: A Pictorial Archive, 1850-1940 (Dover Pictorial Archive)

February 17, 2012 by  
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Shoes, Hats and Fashion Accessories: A Pictorial Archive, 1850-1940 (Dover Pictorial Archive) Over, 1,500 detailed cuts — selected from Harper’s Bazaar, La Mode Illustrée, Life, The Delineator, and other vintage publications — span nearly 100 years of fashion history. On display are delightful examples of Victorian footwear and millinery, beaded handbags from the early 20th […]

Masterpieces of Women’s Costume of the 18th and 19th Centuries (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

February 17, 2012 by  
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Masterpieces of Women’s Costume of the 18th and 19th Centuries (Dover Fashion and Costumes) Splendid view of elegant dresses, expertly rendered by noted theatrical designer, includes finely detailed illustrations of 32 complete costumes and three blouses, shown in color and black-and-white. Here are exquisitely embroidered, full-skirted dresses circa 1700, a high-waisted Empire dress (1820), a […]

Everyday Fashions of the Forties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

February 17, 2012 by  
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Everyday Fashions of the Forties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs (Dover Fashion and Costumes) What American men, women and children wore in the 1940s, shown in 122 fully illustrated and captioned pages selected from rare copies of Sears catalogs, reproduced in large format on high-quality glossy stock. Hundreds of detailed drawings depict hats, overcoats and […]

Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey (Dover Fashion and Costumes) Reviews

February 17, 2012 by  
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Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey (Dover Fashion and Costumes) A noted photohistorian documents bonnets, capes, frock coats, caps, shawls, bodices, and crinolines as people actually wore them from 1840 through 1914. More than 200 photos depict aristocrats and the middle class as well as Oscar Wilde, Lillie Langtry, Winston Churchill, Queen Victoria, and others. […]

The “Keystone” Jacket and Dress Cutter: An 1895 Guide to Women’s Tailoring (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

February 17, 2012 by  
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The “Keystone” Jacket and Dress Cutter: An 1895 Guide to Women’s Tailoring (Dover Fashion and Costumes) As the 20th century dawned, women began to abandon frilly fashions for sharply tailored suits. Professional tailors of the time turned to this comprehensive resource to create office outfits, riding pants, blouses, and other garments. Filled with more than […]

Fashion and Women’s Attitudes in the Nineteenth Century (Dover Fashion and Costumes) Reviews

February 17, 2012 by  
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Fashion and Women’s Attitudes in the Nineteenth Century (Dover Fashion and Costumes) Enlivened with extracts from novels, correspondence from columns in ladies’ magazines, and fashion descriptions, the volume traces changes in feminine dress throughout the 1800s. A carefully researched work on a fascinating subject, this book appeals to a wide audience: from feminists to costume designers. […]

Victorian Women’s Fashion Photos CD-ROM and Book (Dover Electronic Clip Art)

February 17, 2012 by  
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Victorian Women’s Fashion Photos CD-ROM and Book (Dover Electronic Clip Art) This outstanding collection displays the remarkable richness and diversity that make Victorian costume enduringly popular. A fascinating window into the everyday life of the past, it features 239 authentic images from the 1840s through 1900, in which women of every class model the fashions […]

English Women’s Clothing in the Nineteenth Century: A Comprehensive Guide with 1,117 Illustrations (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

February 17, 2012 by  
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English Women’s Clothing in the Nineteenth Century: A Comprehensive Guide with 1,117 Illustrations (Dover Fashion and Costumes) Remarkably thorough illustrated overview based on rare period photographs, periodicals, other contemporary sources. Description and information about hundreds of fashions: morning dresses, riding outfits, carriage costumes, evening dresses, bridal gowns, more. Also millinery, footwear, underclothing, other apparel. 891 […]

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