"A Central Location to Study Costume and Fashion Online since 1996"
Updated: February 7, 2014
5,598 webpages today and counting!!! 18 years online!
Welcome to The Costume Gallery's Online Research Library for fashion and costume. Below our online library is divided into six areas or bookshelves. When you see an area you would like to view, just click on the book and enjoy! We have added many new articles and sections to study. We be adding new sections monthly. So please bookmark our site and visit frequently.
Library includes the following websites:
Costume Research Library
Fashion Designers of Their Time
Costume & Fashion Slideshows
Fashion Color Database
1st Communion Dress History
Wedding Fashion History
Hats Off! Hat History
Children's Fashion History
Men's Fashion History
Current updates are on FaceBook
CONTENTS ONLINE IN OUR LIBRARY:
A Year in Fashion: Articles and images by specific years
Regency to Victorian: 1800-1859
Mid Victorian: 1860-1879
Bustle Era: 1880s
Late Victorian Era: 1890s
Edwardian Era: 1900s
Titanic to World War I: 1910s
Jazz & Flapper Era: 1920s
Early 20th Century Weddings
Antique 1st Communion
Antique Hairstyles: Female
Titanic Movie Costumes
Chicago Movie Costumes
Alice Cooper Costumes
Mardi Gras: Mobile Carnival Museum
Dave Matthews Band: Making of "Stay" Music Video
Princess Diana Charity Auction Dresses
Valentine Museum former exhibits
Quilt Show: Artistic Quilts
Search by Topic:
Entire Antique Catalogs:
Masquerade & Carnival Costume Patterns: 1897 & 1900
Womenwear Fashion Designers (1916)
Edwardian Shoes: 1902
Shoes: Mens: 1910
Maternity Wear: 1922
Rubber Fashions: Professionals, Raingear, etc. 1922
Guide to Hairdressing at Home: 1922
Ladies Swimsuits: 1923
1910 Men's Suits
1923 Band Uniforms
CLICK ON A BOOK TO VIEW ITS CONTENTS
Six shelves of books below.
Our Library contains 5,598 webpages and countless images from original period publications, including fashion magazine articles, catalogs, books, and period photographs dating from 1804-1925. All of these webpages are located on our site and without advertisements. To make an online library of this size and without advertisements, visitors are charged a small subscription fee ($18 for three-month subscription).
You may browse each book's Table of Contents on the shelves below at no charge. But to view the articles and images you must obtain a library subscription. Click on the logo above to obtain an individual library card / subscription or click HERE. Our subscribers also receive a daily newsletter with a fashion definition, Library additions, and job announcements (when available).
Advertisements are only on our free access webpages. These webpages are marked free access clearly on the webpages Table of Contents.
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BOOKS ONLINE IN OUR LIBRARY:
Etiquette History Books:
1814 Lord Chesterfield Men's Etiquette
1877 Victorian Era Etiquette
1882 Victorian Era Etiquette
1921 Roaring 20s Era Etiquette
1814 British Occupations:
Textile Reference Manual
Handbook of German Dress
Smithsonian First Ladies’ Gowns (1915)
The Corset & the Crinoline (1868)
1920s Fashion Color: Harmony of Dress (1922)
Women & Labor (1911)
Sewing Manual (1911)
19th Century French Peasants
Antique Hair Care Manuals:
1899 Victorian Hair Care
1911 Hair Care