Full Title: What Clothes Reveal: The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America
By Linda Baumgarten
Softcover, 256 pages, 9" × 12"
Drawing on contemporary written descriptions and on actual costumes of the period, the book analyzes what Americans in the eighteenth century considered fashionable and attractive and how they used clothing to assert status or to identify occupations. The book also examines the myths and meanings of clothing in British and American society, clothing for the entire lifecycle, and a history of clothing alteration. Informative sidebars on a variety of fascinating topics complete the volume.
Linda Baumgarten is curator of textiles and costumes at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA.
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 01 August, 2020.