Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey

Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey

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by Alison Gernsheim
     
 

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A noted photohistorian documents bonnets, capes, frock coats, caps, shawls, bodices, and crinolines as people actually wore them from 1840 through 1914. More than 200 photos depict aristocrats and the middle class as well as Oscar Wilde, Lillie Langtry, Winston Churchill, Queen Victoria, and others. Commentary and annotations describe and identify the…  See more details below

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A noted photohistorian documents bonnets, capes, frock coats, caps, shawls, bodices, and crinolines as people actually wore them from 1840 through 1914. More than 200 photos depict aristocrats and the middle class as well as Oscar Wilde, Lillie Langtry, Winston Churchill, Queen Victoria, and others. Commentary and annotations describe and identify the costumes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486242057
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
01/01/1982
Series:
Dover Fashion and Costumes Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
640,361
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

A former commercial photographer, Helmut Gernsheim (1913-95) ranks among the most influential and prolific historians of photography. He virtually created the academic study of photography in the 1940s, carrying out extensive research and amassing a priceless collection of historical prints. His books remain authoritative resources on the development of photography.

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