Consisting of both books and clothing magazines, the historic clothing collection includes such magazines as The Ladies Home Journal and Munsey's along with books on costumes and the history of undergarments. Also included in the collection are a limited range of Sears Roebuck and Company Catalogs and Montgomery Ward Catalogs largely from the late 1940's and the 1950's, in addition to vintage fabric guides with fabric swatches.
"There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us and not we them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they would mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking."
Orlando: A Biography
Jocks and nerds: men's style in the twentieth century by Richard Martin, Harold Koda (Page 87)
Jocks and nerds: men's style in the twentieth century by Richard Martin, Harold Koda (Page 8)
Spadea Patterns; Tissus Renel: pour la haute couture
Spring and Summer Suit Fabric Samples and Illustration (Pages 6-7)
Coat Pattern Illustrations (Page 21)
Hat & Cap Line
Montgomery Ward Catalogue
Montgomery War Catalogue
Orange colored yarn samples
Godey's lady's book
The ladies' home journal, 1911
The New Lace-Trimmed Jabot by Caroline Perry
The Delineator, 1903
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