History Drawers On: The Evolution of Women's Knickers

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Author House, Aug 19, 2011 - Antiques & Collectibles - 80 pages
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Women’s knickers have long been the subject of shame, secrecy, titillation and amusement. ‘History Drawers On’ charts the development of these most private garments from their surprisingly recent origins in the nineteenth century through to the present day. Jackie Stuart draws on over thirty years of research and her extensive personal collection of antique and vintage costume and underwear to throw much needed light on this neglected area of costume history.

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User Review  - CliffordDorset - LibraryThing

This is a useful introduction to the history of women's underclothing, well illustrated with small monochrome photographic images from the author's collection. It is brief (!), succinct, and it ... Read full review


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Jackie Stuart is a graduate in Modern History and has collected and researched 19th and 20th Century costume over the last fifty years.

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