Victorian & Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey

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Courier Corporation, 1963 - Antiques & Collectibles - 128 pages
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A noted photohistorian documents bonnets, capes, frock coats, caps, shawls, bodices, and crinolines as people actually wore them from 1840 through 1914. More than 200 photos depict aristocrats and the middle class as well as Oscar Wilde,˙Lillie Langtry, Winston Churchill, Queen Victoria, and others. Commentary and annotations˙describe and identify the costumes.

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A quick read, but this book is most essential because of the real photographs. The photographs range from 1840 to the 1910s. That was the main thing for me: Photographs. No drawings or illustrations ... Read full review

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A former commercial photographer, Helmut Gernsheim (1913-95) ranks among the most influential and prolific historians of photography. He virtually created the academic study of photography in the 1940s, carrying out extensive research and amassing a priceless collection of historical prints. His books remain authoritative resources on the development of photography.

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