History of American Dress from the 15th and 16th Century Through 1965

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Chris Costilow, Feb 8, 2010 - History - 196 pages
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This book crosses the bounds between textbook, and very beautiful general interest history. With over fifty wonderful illustrations, this book is a great companion for anyone interested in clothing worn during certain periods of American history, clothing design, costuming, stagecraft, or any of the dramatic arts and industrial designs. While it's primary emphasis is on American clothing from the very beginnings of the country, and the social, economic, technological, necessary changes in clothing design, it also makes a great general reference for anyone interested in American clothing, and, makes a great looking decorative piece. The book gives the reader the opportunity to survey the history of American dress in brief form. It's main concern, is to help people everywhere to understand clothing design in relationship to the social forces which constantly mold American life and culture. Factors ranging from geography to purpose, to technology, on to world events and needs govern the type of clothing we need to wear at any given time. In our rapidly changing world it is imperative that our people have a sound understanding of American history. Educators for some time have recognized the need for broadening the students' learning in this field of knowledge. Today, schools stress the importance of the American heritage. Such an approach opens the door for discovery and exploration into many facets of life. It makes possible an appreciation for the social and economic forces behind historic facts. Too often political and military events are over-emphasized while students fail to grasp the significance of social and economic events. This book will have served its purpose if the reader can come to recognize the development of American dress as an important part of the American heritage and can in some small degree appreciate its inter-relatedness with many social and economic forces which contribute to its fulfillment. (Frances Howell, 1965)
 

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Contents

Womens Clothing 18501860
90
DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING CLOTHING IN THE LATE 19th CENTURY
94
Mens Clothing 18601890
96
Womens Clothing 18601870
100
Womens Clothing 18701880
104
Womens Clothing 18801900
108
TWENTIETH CENTURY CLOTHING
112
Mens Clothing 19001910
115

PILGRIM AND PURITAN COSTUMES OF THE LATE 17th CENTURY
33
The Puritan Mens Costume
34
Womens Costumes
35
COSTUMES OF THE DUTCH IN NEW AMSTERDAM 17th CENTURY
36
COSTUMES OF THE QUAKERS IN PENNSYLVANIA IN 1681 AND LATER
40
The Quaker Womens Costume 17th 18th 19th Centuries
41
COSTUMES OF THE GERMAN AND SWISS RELIGIOUS SECTS IN PENNSYLVANIA 17th AND 18 CENTURIES
43
COSTUMES OF THE SHAKERS OF NEW LEBANON NEW YORK IN 1747
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COSTUMES WORN IN THE COLONIES 18TH CENTURY
47
Mens Costumes 17001780
49
Womens Costumes 17001780
52
POSTREVOLUTIONARY COSTUMES OF THE LATE 18th CENTURY AND EARLY 19th CENTURY
56
THE CLOTHING OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER MAN WOMAN AND THE COWBOY
63
NINTEENTHCENTURY CLOTHING
68
Mens Clothing 18001830
72
Womens Clothing 18001820
75
CLOTHING FROM 1830 TO 1860 THE AGE OF ROMANTICISM
78
Mens Clothing 18301860
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Womens clothing 18201840
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Womens Clothing 18401850
87
Mens Clothing 19101920
119
Mens Clothing 19201930
124
Mens Clothing 19301940
128
Womens Clothing 19001910
131
Womens Clothing 19101915
135
Wartime Trends in Womens Clothing 19151918
140
Womens Clothing 19151920
142
Womens Clothing 19201930
147
Womens Clothing 19301940
152
MID20th CENTURY TRENDS IN CLOTHING
157
Mens Clothing 19401950
160
Mens Clothing 19501960
164
Mens Clothing 19601965
168
Womens Clothing 19401950
173
Womens Clothing 19501960
178
Womens Clothing 19601965
183
CONCLUSIONS
189
BIBLIOGRAPHY
192
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About the author (2010)

Frances Schumann Howell taught costume design and analysis as well as art in the Pasadena School system for over 30 years. In the 1930s she started out teaching arts and crafts in Junior high, Then moved on to John Muir in the 40s; at that point John Muir was a Junior college, she was teaching many returning WW II veterans. Then, in the early 50s, she moved on to Pasadena City College, where she continued as teaching until the early 1960s. She carried multiple degrees from Ohio Wesleyan, Columbia University and UCLA, as well as several special teaching credentials. She believed in the hands on, real world approach to education, giving her students skills they could easily translate into careers. A couple of her more famous students were Jackie Robinson, the well known baseball player, who used to, on a regular basis raise his hand and say "Mrs. Howell, Roscoes' tiltin' again!" whenever poor Roscoe would tilt in his chair, and Bob Mackie, who went on to design costumes for some of the more famous stars in Hollywood. This book took 3 years of dedicated research and time, a lifetime of accrued knowledge. The overall project took 45 years making it to market. *Note For some reason, the e-book is under revision. Hopefully it will be finished by Fall 2015.

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