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The Resource Fashion and family history : interpreting how your ancestors dressed, Jayne Shrimpton

Fashion and family history : interpreting how your ancestors dressed, Jayne Shrimpton

Label
Fashion and family history : interpreting how your ancestors dressed
Title
Fashion and family history
Title remainder
interpreting how your ancestors dressed
Statement of responsibility
Jayne Shrimpton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Studying dress history teaches us much about the past. In this skillfully illustrated, accessible and authoritative book, Jayne Shrimpton demonstrates how fashion and clothes represent the everyday experiences of earlier generations, illuminating the world in which they lived. As Britain evolved during the 1800s from a slow-paced agrarian society into an urban-industrial nation, dress was transformed. Traditional rural styles declined and modern city modes, new workwear and holiday gear developed. Women sewed at home, while shopping advanced, novel textiles and mass-produced goods bringing affordable fashion to ordinary people. Many of our predecessors worked as professional garment-makers, laundresses or in other related trades: close to fashion production, as consumers they looked after their clothes. The author explains how, understanding the social significance of dress, the Victorians observed strict etiquette through special costumes for Sundays, marriage and mourning. Poorer families struggled to maintain standards, but young single workers spent their wages on clothes, the older generation cultivating their own discreet style. Twentieth-century dress grew more relaxed and democratic as popular culture influenced fashion for recent generations who enjoyed sport, cinema, music and dancing."--Amazon.com
Member of
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shrimpton, Jayne
Dewey number
  • 391.0094109034
  • 391.00941
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • GT737
  • CS415
LC item number
  • .S47 2020
  • .S5453 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
Series statement
Family history from Pen and Sword
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clothing and dress
  • Clothing and dress
  • Fashion
  • Fashion
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Fashion and family history : interpreting how your ancestors dressed, Jayne Shrimpton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Highly-illustrated expert guide to fashion for men, women and children 1800-1850; firmly-dated visual images identifying fashion details that helop date old family photographs; shows how clothing adaptedto meet human needs in a changing world, through city dress and modern work wear; examines special occasion dress, including bridal wear, mourning attire, and sportswear"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Fashion timeline, 1800-1950: Women's styles ; Men's dress ; Children's clothes -- Following fashion: Metropolitan novelties ; Regional variations ; Technological advances ; Presenting an image ; The generation gap ; Fashion and popular culture -- Work wear : town and country: Rural styles ; Factory dress ; Business modes -- Work wear : occupational uniforms: Standardised dress ; Domestic servants ; Behind the counter -- Dressing up, dressing down: "Sunday best" ; At home ; Holiday clothes -- Sports wear: Horse-riding ; Tennis ; Cycling ; Motoring ; Golf ; Walking and rambling -- Special occasions: Bridalwear ; Mourning attire ; Evening dress -- Making and buying: Learning to sew ; Home work ; Paper patterns and sewing machines ; Make-do and mend ; Hand-knitting ; Sourcing fabrics and clothes -- Caring for clothes: Preserving fine apparel ; The household laundry ; Starching, drying and ironing ; Storing clothes -- Clothing industry work: Regional manufactures ; Dressmakers and seamstresses ; Washerwomen and laundry workers -- Fashion heirlooms: Costume keepsakes ; Jewelled treasures ; Painted and printed records
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 188 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781526760265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1230948723
  • (OCoLC)1230948723
  • 2067243
Label
Fashion and family history : interpreting how your ancestors dressed, Jayne Shrimpton
Publication
Note
"Highly-illustrated expert guide to fashion for men, women and children 1800-1850; firmly-dated visual images identifying fashion details that helop date old family photographs; shows how clothing adaptedto meet human needs in a changing world, through city dress and modern work wear; examines special occasion dress, including bridal wear, mourning attire, and sportswear"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Fashion timeline, 1800-1950: Women's styles ; Men's dress ; Children's clothes -- Following fashion: Metropolitan novelties ; Regional variations ; Technological advances ; Presenting an image ; The generation gap ; Fashion and popular culture -- Work wear : town and country: Rural styles ; Factory dress ; Business modes -- Work wear : occupational uniforms: Standardised dress ; Domestic servants ; Behind the counter -- Dressing up, dressing down: "Sunday best" ; At home ; Holiday clothes -- Sports wear: Horse-riding ; Tennis ; Cycling ; Motoring ; Golf ; Walking and rambling -- Special occasions: Bridalwear ; Mourning attire ; Evening dress -- Making and buying: Learning to sew ; Home work ; Paper patterns and sewing machines ; Make-do and mend ; Hand-knitting ; Sourcing fabrics and clothes -- Caring for clothes: Preserving fine apparel ; The household laundry ; Starching, drying and ironing ; Storing clothes -- Clothing industry work: Regional manufactures ; Dressmakers and seamstresses ; Washerwomen and laundry workers -- Fashion heirlooms: Costume keepsakes ; Jewelled treasures ; Painted and printed records
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 188 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781526760265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1230948723
  • (OCoLC)1230948723
  • 2067243

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