Everyday Dress of Rural America, 1783-1800: With Instructions and Patterns

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Courier Corporation, 1992 - Antiques & Collectibles - 113 pages
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Comprehensive study of late-18th-century clothing worn by settlers and Abenaki Indians of New England. Full descriptions and line drawings with complete instructions for duplicating a wide range of garments: shifts, petticoats, gowns, breeches, waistcoats, headgear, more. Four bibliographies. List of resources. 54 black-and-white illustrations.

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User Review  - ithilwyn - LibraryThing

Very few patterns and generally for very basic, working class garments. Probably a pretty decent book for those who do living history. (Not my area of expertise.) Read full review

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Max Hastings was editor and editor-in-chief of the Daily Telegraph in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In 1996 he became editor of the Evening Standard. He has won many awards for his journalism, including Journalist of The Year and What the Papers Say Reporter of the Year for his work in the South Atlantic in 1982, and Editor of the Year in 1988. He is the author of 16 books, two of which were named as Yorkshire Post Books of the Year and one of which won the Somerset Maugham Prize.

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