This history of ordinary American fashion begins in 1840 and ends in 1900, spanning a period of time in which changing economics dictated clothing trends. Letters, diaries, period photos and Severa's own analysis provide in-depth and strong analysis of fashion trends and inconsistencies between class and fashion representation. -- Midwest Book Review
This book is FANTASTIC! Joan Severa has such great detailed information to go with all of this great photography of everyday people that spans 60 years--I've given this book as a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by C. M.Zacek
The book has a wealth of textual information on fashions through the years. I only wish there were a lot more illustrations to help me date my old family photos.Published 6 months ago by Campin' Grandma
If you want help in identifying old photos by costume and hairstyle, this book is the best! Very detailed!Published 7 months ago by Mike Moody
This book is very helpful in identifying ages of photos by their dress apparell. Great resource book! Glad I made the purchase.Published 15 months ago by Susan J Macy
One of my first resources when planning the construction of historical clothing.
Useful in dating family photos/ geneaology as well.
This book is AMAZING.
I am trying to date several hundred old "Cabinet Photos." Since none of them contained the name of the people being photographed, I must rely on other methods of dating. Read morePublished 16 months ago by William K. Johnson
I'm a genealogist and I needed information on clothing through the 1800's. This is a wonderful reference book. It's not a quick read; there's too much info to absorb. Read morePublished 20 months ago by firstname.lastname@example.org