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1880s clothing

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Post by Divia » Thu August 12th, 2010, 4:33 pm

Oh! It even has jewelry in it. Awesome. Thanks.
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Post by Ludmilla » Thu August 12th, 2010, 4:59 pm

I didn't see this one upthread, but might have missed it. The Demode website has some nice pictures sorted by century and decade for women's clothing.

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Post by fljustice » Wed August 18th, 2010, 4:09 pm

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC has a Costume Institute and regularly has displays of clothing from various eras. The Brooklyn Museum recently gave their collection to the Met. The CI has a curator that I'm sure would love to answer a question or two. They also have publications at the Met Store which you can probably order on line. You can check them out at http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/the_costume_institute If you ever come down to the city for a field trip, let me know and we can meet up. I love the Met and try to go regularly.
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1880s costumes

Post by mlouisalocke » Wed August 18th, 2010, 7:24 pm

Hi,

My own historical novel is set in America in 1879, and I have found these websites of use:


http://www.fashion-era.com/mid-late_victorian_fashion.htm#The%20Soft%20Bustle%20Fashion%20Silhouette%20%201867-1875

http://www.victorianweb.org/art/costume/costumeov.html

http://www.tudorlinks.com/treasury/articles/viewvictunder1.html

In addition, I own the following books which I refer to all of the time:

Victorian Fashions and Costumes: From Haper's Bazar 1867-1898. Stella Blum, Dover Publications, NY, 1974

Bloomingdales' Illustrated 1886 Catalog: Fashions, Dry goods and Housewares, ed, Nancy Villa Bryk,Dover Press 1988

American Dress Pattern Catalogs, 1873-1909: Four Complete Reprints, ed
Nancy Villa Bryk, Dover, 1988

Good luck, and I am going to look up a number of the other suggestions you have gotten, some of them sound excellent.
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Post by Michy » Wed August 18th, 2010, 7:46 pm

That old Bloomingdale's catalog sounds like fun!!! I love looking at old magazines -- they are fascinating and entertaining! By "old", I mean anything from the '60s on back. Although, someday I'll probably like looking at "old" magazines from the '80s and find those entertaining, as well! :p

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