Find your next favorite book

Become a member today and read free for 30 days
Victorian Fashion in America: 264 Vintage Photographs

Victorian Fashion in America: 264 Vintage Photographs

Read preview

Victorian Fashion in America: 264 Vintage Photographs

ratings:
4.5/5 (4 ratings)
Length:
294 pages
38 minutes
Released:
Jan 16, 2013
ISBN:
9780486137896
Format:
Book

Description

Compelling pictorial archive of 264 vintage photographs, selected from rare tintypes and other authentic materials (1850s–1910), depict little girls in their mothers' hats and clothes, sisters wearing identical plaid dresses and button boots, a young man in an everyday suit and bowler hat, a boy dressed in Little Lord Fauntleroy style, and scores of others.
Released:
Jan 16, 2013
ISBN:
9780486137896
Format:
Book

Related to Victorian Fashion in America

Titles In This Series (60)

Related Books

Related Articles

Book Preview

Victorian Fashion in America - Dover Publications

DOVER BOOKS ON FASHION

ACKERMANN’S COSTUME PLATES, Rudolph Ackermann. (0-486-23690-0)

ALTMAN’S SPRING AND SUMMER FASHIONS CATALOG, 1915, B. Altman & Co. (0-486-28527-8)

BRITISH COSTUME FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO 1820: WITH 468 ILLUSTRATIONS, Mrs. Charles H. Ashdown. (0-486-41813-8)

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH FASHION PLATES IN FULL COLOR, Stella Blum (ed.). (0-486-24331-1)

EVERYDAY FASHIONS OF THE THIRTIES AS PICTURED IN SEARS CATALOGS, Stella Blum (ed.). (0-486-25108-X)

EVERYDAY FASHIONS OF THE TWENTIES AS PICTURED IN SEARS AND OTHER CATALOGS, Stella Blum. (0-486-24134-3)

FASHIONS AND COSTUMES FROM GODEY’S LADY’S BOOK, Stella Blum (ed.). (0-486-24841-0)

PARIS FASHIONS OF THE 1890s: A PICTURE SOURCEBOOK, Stella Blum (ed.). (0-486-24534-9)

VICTORIAN FASHIONS AND COSTUMES FROM HARPER’S BAZAR, 1867-1898, Stella Blum. (0-486-22990-4)

WESTERN WORLD COSTUME: AN OUTLINE HISTORY, Carolyn G. Bradley. (0-486-41986-X)

HISTORIC COSTUME IN PICTURES, Braun and Schneider. (0-486-23150-X)

ENGLISH CHILDREN’S COSTUME 1775-1920, Iris Brooke. (0-486-42984-9)

AMERICAN DRESS PATTERN CATALOGS, 1873-1909, Nancy Bryk. (0-486-25654-5)

ENGLISH WOMEN’S CLOTHING IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, C. Willett Cunnington. (0-486-26323-1)

FASHION AND WOMEN’S ATTITUDES IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, C. Willett Cunnington. (0-486-43190-8)

HISTORY OF UNDERCLOTHES, C. Willett Cunnington & Phyllis Cunnington. (0-486-27124-2)

AMERICAN VICTORIAN COSTUME IN EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS, Priscilla Harris Dalrymple. (0-486-26533-1)

DESIGNS BY ERTÉ; FASHION DRAWINGS AND ILLUSTRATIONS FROM HARPER’S BAZAR, Erté. (0-486-23397-9)

ERTÉ’S FASHION DESIGNS, Erté. (0-486-24203-X)

ERTÉ’S THEATRICAL COSTUMES IN FULL COLOR, Erté. (0-486-23813-X)

FRANKLIN SIMON FASHION CATALOG FOR 1923, Franklin Simon & Co. (0-486-27854-9)

VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN FASHION, Alison Gernsheim. (0-486-24205-6)

WHAT PEOPLE WORE, Douglas Gorsline. (Available in U.S. only.) (0-486-28162-0)

Paperbound unless otherwise indicated. Available at your book dealer, online at www.doverpublications.com, or by writing to Dept. 23, Dover Publications, Inc., 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, NY 11501. For current price information or for free catalogs (please indicate field of interest), write to Dover Publications or log on to www.doverpublications.com and see every Dover book in print. Each year Dover publishes over 500 books on fine art, music, crafts and needlework, antiques, languages, literature, children’s books, chess, cookery, nature, anthropology, science, mathematics, and other areas.

Manufactured in the U.S.A.

FRONTISPIECE: c.1899. The gentleman wears a typical suit trimmed only with a watch fob and flower, along with boots and a felt hat. The lady wears a winged and plumed hat and a dress trimmed with lace, eyelets, flowers, and ribbons. (Hyland, Washington St., Cor. Seventh, Portland, Ore. Cabinet card.)

Copyright

Copyright © 2002 by Dover Publications, Inc.

All rights reserved under Pan American and International Copyright Conventions.

Bibliographical Note

Victorian Fashion in America: 264 Vintage Photographs is a new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc., in 2002.

DOVER Pictorial Archive SERIES

This book belongs to the Dover Pictorial Archive Series. You may use the designs and illustrations for graphics and crafts applications, free and without special permission, provided that you include no more than ten in the same publication or project. (For permission for additional use, please write to Permissions Department, Dover Publications, Inc., 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, N.Y. 11501.)

However, republication or reproduction of any illustration by any other graphic service, whether it be in a book or in any other design resource, is strictly prohibited.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Harris, Kristina.

Victorian fashion in America: 264 vintage photographs, 1855-1910 / Kristina Harris. p. cm.

9780486137896

1. Costume—United States—History—19th century—Pictorial works. 2. Photographs—

Dating. I. Title.

GT610 H37 2001

391’.0022’2–dc21

2001047520

Book design by Carol Belanger Grafton

Manufactured in the United States of America Dover Publications, Inc., 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, N.Y. 11501

Table of Contents

DOVER BOOKS ON FASHION

Title Page

Copyright Page

Introduction

Introduction

Photographs are time machines—giving us a fascinating glimpse into everyday life in the past. They are important documents in the study of fashion, second only to existing garments. (In many ways, photos are superior to existing garments, because they show us exactly how garments were worn.)

Though fashion drawings may display tightly corseted waists, flat bellies, and enormous bustles, photographs show the reality of fashion, which may reveal that tight corsets were not the norm, that women’s bellies bulged, that bustles or hoops were worn smaller than fashion plates would have us believe, and that gloves or hats were not always mandatory. Photos also tell us what a woman’s posture was like in a hoopskirt, what was considered a manly or ladylike

You've reached the end of this preview. Sign up to read more!
Page 1 of 1

Reviews

What people think about Victorian Fashion in America

4.3
4 ratings / 0 Reviews
What did you think?
Rating: 0 out of 5 stars

Reader reviews