Over 280 rare photographs document "Sunday best" clothing from the 1840s to the 1890s. Bustles, pantalets, top hats, waistcoats, bowlers, other attire, as well as hairdressing and tonsorial styles.Over 280 rare photographs document "Sunday best" clothing from the 1840s to the 1890s. Bustles, pantalets, top hats, waistcoats, bowlers, other attire, as well as hairdressing and tonsorial styles.Read Less
Very Good. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. 108 pp., chiefly illus.; 31 cm. Firm binding, with light shelfwear to wraps. Previous owner's signature/half-title page, otherwise unmarked. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. "Over 280 rare photographs document the clothing of ordinary men, women and children from the 1840s through the 1890s, in what appears to be their Sunday best. Bustles, hoops, pantalets, shirtwaists, top hats, waistcoats, bowlers, other Victorian-era attire, as well as hairdressing and tonsorial styles. Indispensable for any student of costume, fashion, early photography. Introduction. Introduction to fashions of each decade. Captions."-Publisher.
with 288 b&w halftones. VG. Paperbound. Solid, clean copy., in stiff wrap. 9 x 12", 108 p., ISBN 0486265331. An original Dover publication. The first book on Victorian costume illustrated solely by American photographs., The photographs are divided by decades, starting in the 1840's and ending in the 1890's.
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