The Research Files- 19th Century Clothing


This is a wide subject, so I will try to include a number of varied resources.

Books-

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    Nineteenth Century Fashion in Detail

by Lucy Johnston who is a curator in a museum’s department of furniture, fashion, and textiles.

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    English Women’s Clothing in the Nineteenth Century: A Comprehensive Guide with 1,117 Illustrations

by C. Willett Cunnington who are actually a husband wife team of dress historians with a large collection of period clothing.

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This one is a general guide to

    The Art of Dress: Clothes and Society 1500-1914

by Jane Ashelford who had a postgrad degree in the history of dress.

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    Nineteenth-Century Costume and Fashion

byOswald Curtis and Herbert Norris who was a costume architect, designing historical costumes.

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Websites-

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In my opinion, the best place to start researching period clothing is through pictures.

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Here is a educational site with a number of pictures and a fashion time line.

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The Victoria and Albert museum has some interesting info and pics.

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Sjsu is a university site with some interesting tidbits. Click on selected words to get more info and see pics.
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Hopefully this will help you get started in researching the wide world of 19th century clothing.

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