Victorian Fashion in America
”The Best of the Fashion Photo Books...Of all the books of photographs published and geared toward fashion, this is the best. It's not just all wealthy people, and not all middle class or poorer people, either...The information on dating your own photos is very handy and informative, too. And, as always, the author does a nice job of giving a brief but interesting social history of fashion. I definitely recommend this book; add it to your collection!"
A reader at Barnesandnoble.com
A fascinating window into everyday life in the past, photographs are invaluable for studying fashion history and changes in social and clothing styles. More accurate than idealized paintings or drawings, the over 200 photographs in Victorian Fashions In America depict a broad range of faces and fashions from the 1850s through 1910. There are little girls playing dress-up with their mother's hats and dresses, a woman in a maternity dress, fancy dress costumes, women with bikes, men in their work clothes, gentlemen in high top hats, and much more.