Five Centuries of American Costume

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This profusely illustrated study focuses on more than 500 years of clothing styles worn by people of the Americas — from animal hides in the 9th century to suits for both sexes in the mid-20th century. A brief, introductory chapter describes and depicts the everyday wear of Vikings, Mayans, Aztecs, Incas, and principal North American Indian tribes. Subsequent sections are devoted to the many and varied costumes of the Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, German, and Scandinavians who came after them. Military ...
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Overview


This profusely illustrated study focuses on more than 500 years of clothing styles worn by people of the Americas — from animal hides in the 9th century to suits for both sexes in the mid-20th century. A brief, introductory chapter describes and depicts the everyday wear of Vikings, Mayans, Aztecs, Incas, and principal North American Indian tribes. Subsequent sections are devoted to the many and varied costumes of the Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, German, and Scandinavians who came after them. Military uniforms from the 16th to the mid-20th century are also portrayed, and civilian dress for men, women and children is reviewed during the same five centuries.
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This 1963 volume offers drawings of clothing from the Norsemen through the 1960s. The outfits are both military and civilian for both sexes. In addition to the more than 400 illustrations, Wilcox offers short chapters detailing the changes in fashion through the centuries. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486436104
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/10/2011
  • Series: Dover Fashion and Costumes Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


CONTENTS
CHAPTER ONE THE EARLIEST SETTLERS IN AMERICA
CHAPTER TWO
MILITARY-1492 TO 1700
CHAPTER THREE
MILITARY-18TH CENTURY 
CHAPTER FOUR
MILITARY-19TH CENTURY
CHAPTER FIVE
MILITARY-20TH CENTURY  
CHAPTER SIX
THE COLONISTS-16TH AND 17TH CENTURIES
CHAPTER SEVEN
CIVIL DRESS-18TH CENTURY
CHAPTER EIGHT
CIVIL DRESS-19TH CENTURY
CHAPTER NINE
CIVIL DRESS-20TH CENTURY
CHAPTER TEN
CHILDREN-16TH TO 20TH CENTURIES
16TH AND 17TH CENTURIES
18TH CENTURY
19TH CENTURY
20TH CENTURY
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