The Pocket: A Hidden History of Women’s Lives



Full Title: The Pocket: A Hidden History of Women’s Lives

By Barbara Burman and Ariane Fennetaux

Softcover, 264 pages, 7″ × 9″


This beautiful book is stuffed with period images of excellent, unique and unusual examples of pockets, specific details of pockets, women wearing pockets, advertisements describing pockets, etc. An interesting appendix includes “Pockets in the Old Bailey” separated by decade from 1670-1904. There is an extensive archive of material sources and an extensive bibliography to aid in further research. Many books on specific topics like this seem to leave the 18th century quickly, although this book draws from many 19th century examples there are plenty of 18th century examples as well.

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