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What Clothes Reveal

What Clothes Reveal

At a Glance:

  • The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America
  • Features 18th- and early 19th-century garments from the premiere collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
  • By Linda Baumgarten
More Detail:
Drawing on the costumes and accessories in the Colonial Williamsburg collection, Linda Baumgarten examines how Americans of all classes dressed in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Topics range from the work clothes of slaves to the elegant, high-style attire of the gentry. What people wore during significant life passages and the social contexts of such apparel are fully and engagingly discussed. The time line illustrates trends in fashion over three centuries. 278 pp., 355 color photographs, 36 black-and-white illustrations. Paperback

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