Historic Costume

Historic Costume

by Katherine Morris Lester, Ila McAfee

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A concise history of costume, covering the country's dress from remote times to the first quarter of the 20th century. Looks at the origin of costume as well as ancient costume in Egypt, Asia, Greece, and the Roman Empire, then describes costume in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, colonial costume in America, and 19th- and early 20th- century American costume. Includes many b&w illustrations. First published in 1925 by Manual Arts Press. The author was director of art instruction in the public schools of Peoria, Illinois. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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