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This book presents more than 2,000 illustrations of shoes, hats, and fashion accessories reproduced directly from now rare periodicals and catalogs from the 1850s to 1940. It comprises an invaluable pictorial survey for the fashion historian, designer, and enthusiast, as well as a practical source of illustrations for permission-free use by artists and craftspeople.
The sources of these illustrations include major American, British, and European fashion periodicals of the time: Godey's Lady Book, Peterson's Magazine, Harper's Bazar, La Mode Illustrée, L'Art et la Mode, Der Bazar, The Delineator, and others, as well as such general interest periodicals as Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Harper's Weekly, The Youth's Companion, and Life. Many illustrations come from trade catalogs of such merchants as Montgomery Ward, Sears, Roebuck & Co., Jordan Marsh & Co., N. B. Holden Artistic Footwear, and a score of others.
Arranged chronologically, the plates present an overview of 90 years of fashion evolution of footwear, millinery, and such accessories as gloves, scarves, purses, handkerchiefs, and more.
I've ordered several similar reference sources comparable to this one. There were a few additional items in this particular publication that were missing in others and I... Read morePublished 4 months ago by c kelly
Information of the clothing that was worn in the Victorian era. I don't want to write anymore so I will not do so.Published 20 months ago by Kathleen Nash
I was looking for a book to show the shoes, hats and fashion accessories over a period of time and this fits the bill perfectly.Published on July 9, 2013 by NANCY76530
Got this to just look at the many styles back in the day. It's really fascinating to see all the styles women used to wear
and I wonder if my mother or grandmother ever wore... Read more
There is no text with this book which was a disappointment, however it served it's purpose of identifing the years that the styles were popular.Published on September 9, 2011 by J. W. Savely