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Everyday Fashions of the Fifties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs

Everyday Fashions of the Fifties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs

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Everyday Fashions of the Fifties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs

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Released:
Jul 25, 2013
ISBN:
9780486316918
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This scrupulously researched, meticulously rendered collection spotlights multiple generations of a family for each decade of the twentieth century. Apparel includes everything from ankle-length tennis outfits and men's formal wear of the 1910s to military outfits from both World Wars, high-fashion suits and dresses in the post WWI years, and wedding finery spanning several decades.
These immediately useable illustrations have a host of applications for fashion and costume designers, fashion historians, and anyone looking for fashion images to use in art and craft projects. Informative notes on the costumes complete an outstanding collection documenting nearly 100 years of costume history.
Released:
Jul 25, 2013
ISBN:
9780486316918
Format:
Book

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Everyday Fashions of the Fifties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs - Dover Publications

EVERYDAY FASHIONS OF THE FIFTIES

AS PICTURED IN SEARS CATALOGS

Edited and with an Introduction by

JOANNE OLIAN

Curator Emeritus, Costume Collection

Museum of the City of New York

DOVER PUBLICATIONS, INC.

Mineola, New York

Copyright

Copyright © 1949–59 by Sears, Roebuck & Co.

Introduction copyright © 2002 by Dover Publications, Inc.

All rights reserved.

Bibliographical Note

This Dover edition, first published in 2002, is a new selection of patterns from the following Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalogs: Spring and Summer 1950; Spring and Summer 1951; Fall and Winter 1951; Spring and Summer 1952; Spring and Summer 1954; Fall and Winter 1955; Fall and Winter 1957; Sears Summer Sale, 1957; Fall and Winter 1957; Fall and Winter 1958; Fall and Winter 1959.

The catalog images within this book are reprinted by arrangement with Sears, Roebuck & Co. and are protected under copyright. No duplication is permitted.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Everyday fashions of the fifties as pictured in Sears catalogs / edited and with an introduction by Joanne Olian.

            p. cm.

ISBN-13: 978-0-486-42219-0 (pbk.)

ISBN-10: 0-486-42219-4 (pbk.)

    1. Costume—United States —History—20th century. 2. Fashion—United States—History—20th century. 3. Sears, Roebuck and Company—Catalogs. 4. Nineteen fifties. I. Olian, Joanne.

GT615 .E895 2002

391’.0973’0904—dc21

2002073788

Manufactured in the United States by Courier Corporation

42219406

www.doverpublications.com

INTRODUCTION

Show me the dress of a country and I can tell you its history—Anatole France

To leaf through the pages of a 1950s Sears catalog is to be transported into a Norman Rockwell

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