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The Pocket: A Hidden History of Women's Lives, 1660?1900

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The Pocket: A Hidden History of Women's Lives, 1660?1900 - Burman, Barbara, and Fennetaux, Ariane
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A New York Times Best Art Book of 2019 "A riveting book . . . few stones are left unturned."-Roberta Smith's "Top Art Books of 2019," The New York Times This fascinating and enlightening study of the tie-on pocket combines materiality and gender to provide new insight into the social history of women's everyday lives-from duchesses and country gentry to prostitutes and washerwomen-and to explore their consumption practices, sociability, mobility, privacy, and identity. A wealth of evidence reveals unexpected facets of the ...

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