Shoes, Hats and Fashion Accessories: A Pictorial Archive 1850-1940 2,020 Illustrations by Carol Belanger Grafton


Shoes, Hats and Fashion Accessories: A Pictorial Archive 1850-1940 2,020 Illustrations
Selected and Arranged by Carol Belanger Grafton

Shoes, Hats and Fashion Accessories

This book presents more than 2,000 illustrations of shoes, hats, and fashion accessories reproduced directly from now rare periodicals and catalogs from the 1850s to 1940. It comprises an invaluable pictorial survey for the fashion historian, designer, and enthusiast, as well as a practical source of illustrations for permission-free use by artists and craftspeople.

The sources of these illustrations include major American, British, and European fashion periodicals of the times: Godeyi Ladyi Book, Peterjon’.i Magazine, Harper’.i Bazar, La Mode iLliutree, L’Art et la Mode, Der Bazar, The Delineator and others, as well as such general interest periodicals as Frank LeAiet Illiutrated Newspaper, Harper’j Weekly, The Youthlt Companion, and Life. Many illustrations come from trade catalogs of such merchants as Montgomery Ward, Sears, Roebuck & Co., Jordan Marsh & Co., N. B. Holden Artistic Footwear, and a score of others.

Arranged chronologically, the plates present an overview of ninety years of fashion evolution of footwear, millinery, and such accessories as gloves, scarves, purses, handkerchiefs, and more.

Artists and illustrators wishing to add a touch of nostalgia to assorted print projects will find this comprehensive collection of vintage fashion cuts an ideal resource. Selected from rare Victorian and early twentieth-century publications, these finely detailed images comprise an authentic record of nearly one hundred years of fashion history—from the mid-nineteenth century to 1940.

More than 2,000 meticulously rendered black-and-white illustrations have been carefully culled from such periodicals as Harper’s Bazaar, London Illustrated News, La Mode Illustree, The Delineator, and Life, as well as fashion catalogs from Jordan, Marsh & Co., Holden Artistic Footwear, and other merchants. Included are copyright free images of high-topped Victorian footwear, elegant hats, and parasols; beaded handbags and hosiery from the early twentieth century; styUsh high-heeled evening shoes and elbow-length gloves from the 1920s, and much more. This compendium of cop)Tight-free spots is perfect for use in catalogs, brochures, newsletters, and other artistic and print projects, and will suit readers who are costume designers or casual browsers—anyone interested in fashion history. Original Dover (1998) publication. 2,020 black-and-white illustrations. 128pp. 9 x 12. Paperbound.

We have made every effort to make this the best book possible. Our paper is opaque, with minimal show-through; it will not discolor or become brittle with age. Pages are bound in signatures, in the method traditionally used for the best books, and will not drop out. Books open flat for easy reference. The binding will not crack or split. This is a permanent book.

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