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Dressed for the Photographer: Ordinary Americans and Fashion, 1840-1900

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Hardcover, 303 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by Kent State Univ Pr
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Roberta
Jul 26, 2012 Roberta rated it liked it
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This is a big book with many illustrations and must have been a tremendous amount of work requiring enormous expertise. Nevertheless, I was somewhat disappointed because it was recommended to me as a book that could be used to date photographs and it is not. The author may be familiar with 19th century fashion but would almost certainly fail a test in logic because photographs have been re-dated based entirely on the clothing worn by the subjects. Yes, the book is about "Ordinary Americans and F ...more
Valarie
Apr 11, 2013 Valarie rated it it was amazing
Absolutely awesome. Even though I do not know the meaning of all the vocabulary the author uses the describe all the features and details of the clothing shown in the images presented in this book, I have been able to gain much knowledge. This one is a must for any student of 19th century fashion and costume design. I want a copy in my personal collection and the library at my school.
Kate Hannigan
Feb 18, 2012 Kate Hannigan rated it it was amazing
Incredibly helpful for anyone trying to get a sense of Victorian clothing and the period. From children and infants to teens, single adults to couples, and dramatically garbed grannies, the photographs on these pages document sixty years of American fashion. A wonderful find.
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Aug 16, 2011 Liz rated it really liked it
Amazingly complex and indepth look at American fashion through photographs.
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