Lovers of fashion, students of history and photography, re-enactors or anyone curious about 19th century costume will welcome this remarkable book. Linda Setnik has authored a marvelous volume filled with exquisite period photographs and meticulous scholarship. -Vintage Fashion and Costume Jewelry Newsletter
Setnik describes how everyday dress changed between the Civil War and the 20th century. The distinguishing features of each major style are discussed in detail. Setnik also discusses related topics like personal hygiene, clothing manufacture and laundering. Comprehensive and readable. - Victorian Decorating and Lifestyle Magazine
About the Author
Linda Setnik grew up in southern California, where she graduated with honors in history from California State University, Northridge. In her fascination with historic costume, she has delved through thousands of period photographs and examined Victorian clothing in minute detail. Linda works for the Folsom Historical Museum as consultant for their extensive clothing collection and is also the author of Victorian Fashions for Women and Children: Society's Impact on Dress (2012).