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Dress, Fashion, & Ornamentation

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Dress, Fashion, & Ornamentation
   -19th Century
   -Frontier & Pioneer Life

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Victorian Family Paper Dolls, Brenda Sneathen Mattox
1 Victorian Family Paper Dolls
Brenda Sneathen Mattox
Reg. Price: $6.95
9 1/4 x 12 1/4, Paper Dolls, paperback, Dover Publications
Four full-color dolls and 38 costumes portray a proper Victorian-era family at work and play. Gorgeous garb-from warm wintercoats to summer bathing costumes-for every occasion, from a formal wedding to a friendly game of lawn croquet. 12 plates.
Price: 6.95 USD
American Artifacts of Personal Adornment, 1680-1820: A Guide to Identification and Interpretation, Carolyn L. White, University of Nevada, Reno
2 American Artifacts of Personal Adornment, 1680-1820: A Guide to Identification and Interpretation
Carolyn L. White, University of Nevada, Reno
Reg. Price: $47.95
160 pages, Over 100 illustrations and tables., paperback, AltaMira Press
Bracelets, buckles, buttons, and beads. Clasps, combs, and chains. Items of personal adornment fill museum collections and are regularly uncovered in historical period archaeological excavations. But until the publication of this comprehensive volume, there has been no basic guide to help curators, registrars, historians, archaeologists, or collectors identify this class of objects from colonial and early republican America. Carolyn L. White helps the reader understand and interpret these artifacts, discussing their source, manufacture, materials, function, and value in early American life. She uses them as a window on personal identity, showing how gender, age, ethnicity, and class were often displayed through the objects worn. White draws not only on the items themselves, but uses their portrayal in art, contemporary writings, advertisements, and business records to assess their meaning to their owners. A reference volume for the shelf of anyone interested in early American material culture.
Series: American Association for State and Local History

About Author
Carolyn L. White is assistant professor of historical archaeology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is a research fellow at Boston University.

"White provides an unparalleled resource for archaeologists, historians, museum professionals, and the general public interested in personal adornment. Her comprehensive research and discussion of the history, manufacture, distribution, and, most importantly, the meaning of artifacts of personal adornment for the people inhabiting colonial New England is breathtakingly executed; allowing us to more broadly and creatively conceptualize this important class of artifacts."—Diana Loren, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University

"White blazes a trail for historical archaeologists and material culture researchers who are interested not just in identifying and dating the objects they study but also in their social and cultural import. Excavated artifacts of personal adornment are often minute both in size and in proportion to finds such as ceramics and glass, and their significance is easily overlooked. More than a reference work, White's guide provides the theoretical grounding and a methodological framework for interpreting items of personal adornment in light of gender roles and the physical construction of the body through dress. It is a sophisticated, exhaustive, and much-need work."—Mary C. Beaudry, Boston University

"This is a wonderful guide to a class of artifacts that connects to individual idiosyncrasies. White opens up real possibilities for getting closer to people in the past and she gives us a method for doing it. This book not only identifies artifacts of personal adornment, it interprets them in cultural context. It is a gift to historical archaeologists and to all scholars who think about the construction of identity."—Rebecca Yamin, John Milner Associates, Inc.

Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: Introduction
CHAPTER 2: Sources for Interpreting Artifacts of Personal Adornment
CHAPTER 3: Clothing Fasteners
CHAPTER 4: Jewelry
CHAPTER 5: Hair Accessories
CHAPTER 6: Miscellaneous Accessories
Price: 47.95 USD
How the West Was Worn, Chris Enss
3 How the West Was Worn
Chris Enss
Reg. Price: $16.95
224 pages, 7 1/2 x 9 1/4, paperback, Falcon
Fashion that was in vogue in the East was highly desirable to pioneers during the frontier period of the American West. It was also extraordinarily difficult to obtain, often impractical, and sometimes the clothing was just not durable enough for the men and women who were forging new homes for themselves in the West. Full hoopskirts were of little use in a soddy on the prairie, and chaps and spurs were a vital part of the cowboy's equipment.
In this book, author Chris Enss examines the fashion that shaped the frontier. Short essays; brief clips from letters, magazines, and other period sources; and period illustrations demonstrate the sometimes bizarre, often beautiful, and frequently highly inventive ways of dressing oneself in the Old West.
Price: 16.95 USD
4 Children’s Fashions of the Past in Photographs
Editor: Alison Mager
Reg. Price: $12.95
89 pages, 8 1/4 x 9 1/4, paperback, Dover Publications
165 studio photos of American and European children 1860s-1920s.
Price: 12.95 USD
American Silk, 1830-1930: Entrepreneurs and Artifacts, Jacqueline Field, Marjorie Senechal, and Madelyn Shaw
5 American Silk, 1830-1930: Entrepreneurs and Artifacts
Jacqueline Field, Marjorie Senechal, and Madelyn Shaw
Reg. Price: $45.00
320 pages, 100 b/w photos, & illus., 12 color photos, cloth, Texas Tech University Press
At one time America's silk industry was the largest in the world. Silk was late to be industrialized, well after cotton and wool. Nonetheless, nineteenth-century American entrepreneurs rapidly built a silk industry with levels of production once unimaginable.
American Silk, 1830-1930 traces the evolution of the American silk industry through three compelling and very different case studies: the Nonotuck Silk Company of Northampton, Massachusetts; the Haskell Silk Company of Westbrook, Maine; and the Mallinson Silk Company of New York and Pennsylvania. The mills specialized in different products, from sewing-machine twist and embroidery threads to mass-produced plain silks and high fashion fabrics.
The case studies span the development of the U.S. silk industry from its beginnings in the 1830s to its decline in the 1930s. Starting in the 1920s with the growth of rayon, the first of the synthetic imitators, the market share for silk shrank, and silk gradually returned to being a luxury at the top of the hierarchy of fabrics. But, for a time, American technological innovations and entrepreneurs succeeded in bringing the pleasure and aesthetic of silk within the reach of more people than ever before.

About Author
Madelyn Shaw curates the Costume and Textile collection at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. Her most recent publication is “Silk in Georgia, 1732–1840: From Sericulture to Status Symbol.”

Jacqueline Field is a former costume curator and professor of textiles and design at Westbrook College. Her recent published articles on dress and textiles include “Dyes, Chemistry, and Clothing; The Influence of World War One on Fabrics, Fashions, and Silk.”

A professor of mathematics and history of science and technology at Smith College, Marjorie Senechal is the author of several books, most recently Silk Unraveled!
Price: 45.00 USD
American Folk Art Designs and Motifs for Artists and Craftspeople, Joseph D’Addetta
6 American Folk Art Designs and Motifs for Artists and Craftspeople
Joseph D’Addetta
Reg. Price: $8.95
96 pages, 309 b&w illustrations; publisher’s note, paperback, Dover Publications
Versatile collection of 309 copyright-free American folk art motifs (1710-1910) ready to use for graphic and craft projects. Flowers, fruit, border designs, geometrics, human figures, animals, birds and more, crisply rendered from objects in museums and private collections-textiles, furniture, paintings, tinware, ceramics, embroidery, etc.
Price: 8.95 USD
7 Traditional Folk Costumes of Europe Paper Dolls in Full Color
Kathy Allert
Reg. Price: $6.95
32 pages, 9 1/4 x 12 1/4, Paper Dolls, paperback, Dover Publications
Charming folk costumes from Denmark,Poland, Greece, Romania, and other European countries-plus 2 girl paper dolls that stand up. Delightful introduction to European culture for children. 23 color illustrations on 16 plates.
Price: 6.95 USD
Scandinavian Folk Designs, Lis Bartholm
8 Scandinavian Folk Designs
Lis Bartholm
Reg. Price: $6.95
48 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications
155 decorations: fruit and floral centerpieces, borders, wreaths, children in peasant garb, more.
Price: 6.95 USD
9 Russian Folk Costumes Paper Dolls
Ming-Ju Sun
Reg. Price: $5.95
32 pages, 9 1/4 x 12 1/4, Paper Dolls, paperback, Dover Publications
This latest addition to Dover's paper doll collections focusing on folk costumes from around the world spotlights traditional apparel of Russia. An attractive young man and woman, accompanied by 16 finely detailed costumes, can be dressed in outfits representing a number of now-independent countries of the former Soviet Union. Included are festival costumes of the late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth century; a fur-trimmed robe; beautifully embroidered shawls, skirts, tunics, trousers, and long coats worn in Estonia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan. An excellent classroom teaching aid, this entertaining and educational collection will delight paper doll fans and folk costume enthusiasts of all ages. Dover Original. 2 dolls on gatefold cover. 16 costumes and accessories on 8 plates of lightweight stock. Notes.
Price: 5.95 USD
Dress in American Culture, Patricia A. Cunningham and Susan Voso Lab
10 Dress in American Culture
Patricia A. Cunningham and Susan Voso Lab
Reg. Price: $15.95
paperback, University of Wisconsin / Popular Press

Price: 15.95 USD
11 Tartan For Me! Suggested Tartans for Scottish, Scotch-Irish, Irish, and North American Surnames with Lists of Clan, Family, and District Tartans. Expanded Eighth Edition
Philip D. Smith, Jr
Reg. Price: $28.00
2005, 81/2x11, paper, spiral binding, 218 pp, Heritage Books

Price: 28.00 USD
12 American Family of the 1930s Paper Dolls in Full Color
Tom Tierney
Reg. Price: $5.95
9 1/4 x 12 1/4, Paper Dolls, paperback, Dover Publications
Meticulously rendered version of an upper middle class family includes ten dolls (spanning three generations) and 30 different costumes: single-breasted suits, cuffed slacks and tuxedos for the men; ankle-length dresses, casual skirt, bobby socks and saddle shoes for the ladies and more. Descriptive notes. 16 plates.
Price: 5.95 USD
American Family of the Civil War Era Paper Dolls in Full Color, Tom Tierney
13 American Family of the Civil War Era Paper Dolls in Full Color
Tom Tierney
Reg. Price: $6.95
32 pages, 9 1/4 x 12 1/4, Paper Dolls, paperback, Dover Publications
Recapture the flavor and drama of 1860 with an American family of nine paper dolls and 36 authentic Civil War era costumes. Hoop skirts and off-the-shoulder dresses for the ladies; military uniforms, cravats and waistcoats for the man. Descriptive notes.
Price: 6.95 USD
14 American Family of the Confederacy Paper Dolls
Tom Tierney
Reg. Price: $6.95
9 1/4 x 12 1/4, Paper Dolls, paperback, Dover Publications
Skillfully rendered collection focusing on an aristocratic Southern family of three generations includes 24 costumes for nine paper dolls, among them military uniforms for the men, simple day dress of cotton calico and plaid as well as elegant party wear for the women and charming outfits for the children. Descriptive notes.
Price: 6.95 USD
15 American Family of the Federal Period Paper Dolls in Full Color
Tom Tierney
Reg. Price: $5.95
32 pages, 9 1/4 x 12 1/4, Paper Dolls, paperback, Dover Publications
Authentic clothing worn by families of the Federal period. 9 paper dolls, 46 detailed costumes include pantaloons, stylish cutaways, "Hessian" boots, marine uniform, caped overcoats for the men; high waisted gingham dresses, wedding dress of white satin and much more.
Price: 5.95 USD
16 American Family of the Pilgrim Period Paper Dolls in Full Color
Tom Tierney
Reg. Price: $5.95
32 pages, 9 1/4 x 12 1/4, Paper Dolls, paperback, Dover Publications
8 dolls and 28 costumes: authentically rendered suits, busks, jerkins, capes, shifts, petticoats, corsets, linen shirts, breeches, and more-for work and travel, for leisure wear and special occasions. Informative text provides abundant details on accessories.
Price: 5.95 USD
17 American Family of the Victorian Era Paper Dolls
Tom Tierney
Reg. Price: $5.95
32 pages, 9 x 12, Paper Dolls, paperback, Dover Publications
3 generations of middle-class family display fashions, everyday attire of 1870s-1880s America. 7 full-color dolls with 36 full-color costumes.
Price: 5.95 USD
Colonial Fashions Paper Dolls, Tom Tierney
18 Colonial Fashions Paper Dolls
Tom Tierney
Reg. Price: $6.95
9 1/4 x 12 1/4, Paper Dolls, paperback, Dover Publications
21 outfits depicting court gowns, capes, "playne" clothing, lace-trimmed dresses, Cavalier-styled hats, plus other splendid European apparel.
Price: 6.95 USD
Traditional African Costumes Paper Dolls, Yuko Green
19 Traditional African Costumes Paper Dolls
Yuko Green
Reg. Price: $5.95
9 1/4 x 12 1/4, Paper Dolls, paperback, Dover Publications
Accurately rendered collection of 29 authentic costumes and accessories for two dolls. Loose-flowing agbada gown for a Yoruba man, animals skins for a Luo warrior from Kenya, simply draped robes and striped shawls for Masai man and woman, and much more, plus fanciful headdresses, shields, a decorative ceremonial sword, drums, masks, and other tribal artifacts. An exciting collection for classroom teachers, paper dolls fans, and admirers of African culture.
Price: 5.95 USD

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