Early American dress: the Colonial and Revolutionary periods
B. Blom, 1965 - Clothing and dress - 428 pages
Nearly two hundred portraits and hundreds of drawings highlight a study of styles of clothing worn by men, women, and children in colonial and Revolutionary America.
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THE EUROPEAN BACKGROUND
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