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Dressed for the photographer : ordinary Americans and fashion, 1840-1900

Author: Joan L Severa
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, [1995] ©1995
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Dressed for the Photographer, Joan Severa gives a visual analysis of the dress of middle-class Americans from the mid-to-late 19th century. Using images and writings, she shows how even economically disadvantaged Americans could wear styles within a year or so of current fashion. This desire for fashion equality demonstrates that the possession of culture was more important than wealth or position in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Pictorial works
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Severa, Joan L., 1925-
Dressed for the photographer.
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)647585671
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan L Severa
ISBN: 0873385128 9780873385121
OCLC Number: 32049470
Description: xxii, 592 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Claudia Brush Kidwell, with Nancy Rexford --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. The 1840s --
2. The 1850s --
3. The 1860s --
4. The 1870s --
5. The 1880s --
6. The 1890s.
Responsibility: Joan L. Severa.

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A visual analysis of the dress of middle-class Americans from the mid- to late-19th century. Using images and writings, it shows how even economically disadvantaged Americans could wear styles within  Read more...
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