COSTUME RESEARCH LIBRARY UPDATES & ADDITIONS

"A Central Location to Study Costume and Fashion since 1996"

YEAR 2004: In Descending Order

Yearly Listings of Library Updates

2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007

Below is a listing of the year 2004 additions to The Costume Gallery's Research Library. You may view the listing at no charge but our Library articles and image enlargements may be viewed only by subscription members. To obtain an individual library subscription or click HERE. For group subscriptions please contact: GROUP RATES.

  DECEMBER 2004 ADDITIONS

 December 31: We now have A Year in Fashion: 1847. It includes a fashion trends article from The Illustrated London News. Also from the same publication, the site include fashion illustrations with descriptions for ladies dresses, mantelets (capes), bonnets & caps, children's fashions, parasols, and a riding habit. There is a total of 16 webpages and 15 fashion illustrations. Also take a peek at the May Lady illustration. She is very lovely!

 December 27: A Year in Fashion: 1814: Book: Principles of Politeness and of Knowing the World: Men's etiquette book. The book is completely online to view click HERE.

 December 6: We have moved all three of our websites to a new website host. Sites included: The Costume Gallery, The Costume Classroom, and the Online Costume Ball. We are renting a designated server... a server with our websites only. This server is one of the fastest on the market. Last week, Susan and I moved about 7,000 webpages for the websites. The first thing you will notice about the change is that our webpages will load really fast. The library password problems that we experienced since Hurricane Ivan, are over. YIPPEE!!! We hope to have all the passwords working for the Costume Classroom should be working by Tuesday night, East Coast, United States time.

We also purchased a domain name for our online Library. Later this week, you may go to www.costumelibrary.com and visit the front page of the Library. If you have a link to our Library, please change the URL to http://www.costumelibrary.com . We will maintain the old URL for the Library.

  NOVEMBER 2004 ADDITIONS

 November 10: A Year in Fashion: 1814: Book: Principles of Politeness and of Knowing the World: Men's etiquette book.

  • Chapter 3: Genteel Carriage
  • Chapter 4: Cleaniness of Person
  • Chapter 5: Dress
  •  November 8: A Year in Fashion: 1814: Book: Principles of Politeness and of Knowing the World: Men's etiquette book. Chapter 1 and Chapter 2

      OCTOBER 2004 ADDITIONS

     October 25: Two articles and one large color illustration from the high-fashion French magazine, L'Art et la Mode, June 2, 1923.

  • Dresses and Jackets Without Sleeves (Robes et Paletots Sans Manches)
  • Embroidery for Children's Fashions (La Broderie dans la Mode Enfantine)
  • The Fantasies of Fashion: Accessories (Les Fantaisies de la Mode)
  • Fashion Designers of Their Time Addition of 3 new high fashion illustrated published in a June 2, 1923 issue of the French fashion magazine, L'Art et la Mode (translated Art and Fashion).
  • Soulie: 2 plates
  • House of Jenny: 1 plate
  • These additions give a total of 115 fashion plates in our series, Fashion Designers of Their Time.

     October 21: New login area for subscribers on the front page of the Library.

     October 20: Fashion Designers of Their Time Addition of 10 new high fashion plates issued in a June 2, 1923 issue of the French fashion magazine, L'Art et la Mode (translated Art and Fashion). The designer houses and number of new illustrations for each are listed below. There are English and French translations of their descriptions in the Library.

  • Marie Crozet: 3 plates
  • Martial & Armand: 1 plate
  • Edward Molyneux: 2 plates
  • House of Monge: 2 plates
  • Nicole Groult: 1 plate
  • Susan Talbot: 1 plate
  • These additions give a total of 112 fashion plates in our series, Fashion Designers of Their Time.

     October 19: Fashion Designers of Their Time Addition of 8 new high fashion plates issued in a June 2, 1923 issue of the French fashion magazine, L'Art et la Mode (translated Art and Fashion). The designer houses and number of new illustrations for each are listed below. There are English and French translations of their descriptions in the Library.

  • House of Charlotte: 2 plates
  • Jeanne Lanvin: 2 plates
  • House de Flaviis: 1 plate
  • Tollmann: 1 plate
  • House of Alice & Renee: 1 plate
  • Jane Blanchot: 1 plate
  • These additions give a total of 102 fashion plates in our series, Fashion Designers of Their Time.

     October 15: A Year in Fashion: 1923. Remodeled the Table of Contents webpage.

     October 14: A Year in Fashion: 1923. Two articles from the French magazine, L'Art et la Mode (translated Art and Fashion) are listed below. There are English and French translations of these articles.

  •   Art and Fashion: Evening Soirees click to here for English translation click to here for French translation
  •   Fashion Tidbits (English and French translations on the same webpage)
  •  October 11: Fashion Designers of Their Time Addition of 31 new color fashion plates dating 1912-1922:

  • House of Worth: 4 plates
  • House of Rodier: 2 plates
  • Emile, Ltd. (hair salon): 2 plates
  • Jacque Doucet: 2 plates
  • Georges Doeuillet: 7 plates
  • John Redfern: 1 plate
  • Madeleine Cheruit: 2 plates
  • Jeanne Lanvin: 11 plates
  • These additions give a total of 94 fashion plates in our series, Fashion Designers of Their Time.

     October 6: Fashion Designers of Their Time: Paul Poiret Addition of 8 new high fashion plates: one dating 1913, and seven from 1920. These high fashion plates are from the artists/illustrators magazine, La Gazette du Bon Ton.

     October 5: A Year in Fashion: 1877: Etiquette Book: Misc. Excerpts This section contains excerpts from the book that pertains to dress but was not in the Dress Section of the book. Included: bowing, hat etiquette for gentlemen and ladies, and more wedding etiquette. A plus for genealogist is the marriage settlement webpage.

    This concludes our additions to the 1877 Etiquette book series. This online book contains a total of 105 webpages.

     October 4: A Year in Fashion: 1877: Etiquette Book The following Chapters have been added:

  • Chapter II: General Rules in Regard to Dress
  • Chapter III: Morning Dress for House and Street
  • Chapter IV: Riding, Driving, and Visiting Dresses
  • Chapter V: Evening Costumes
  • Chapter VI: Costumes for Public Places
  • Chapter VII: Costumes for Traveling
  •  October 3: A Year in Fashion: 1877: Etiquette Book: Toilette Recipes. This section discusses 65 recipes and care for beauty, health, teeth, hair, gloves, shoes, and fabric. Please make sure to read the Legal Notice, before reading this section of the book.

      SEPTEMBER 2004 ADDITIONS

     September 15 - 24: All three of our websites, The Costume Gallery, Online Costume Ball, and Costume Classroom were down due to a direct hit on our servers by Hurricane Ivan in Pensacola, Florida. This is the first time since 1996 that our websites were down for more than 24 hours.

     September 3: Victorian & Edwardian Homes 1885-1915.

     September 1: A Year in Fashion: 1911: Sewing Manual Chapter 8: Making and Finishing Undergarments. This chapter includes petticoats, drawers (open and closed), corset covers, and nightgowns. Currently for the sewing manual there are 44 webpages and 139 images total online.

      AUGUST 2004 ADDITIONS

     August 28: A Year in Fashion: 1911: Sewing Manual Chapter 6: Plackets; Chapter 7: How to Make Aprons and Flannel Petticoats. Each chapter is complete. Currently for the sewing manual there are 37 webpages and 127 images total online.

     August 27: A Year in Fashion: 1915: First Ladies of the White House

     August 27: A Year in Fashion: 1911: Sewing Manual Chapter 5: Bias Trimmings. Entire chapter is complete.

     August 26: A Year in Fashion: 1877: Etiquette Book Chapter: VIII: Wedding Outfit AND Chapter IX: Mourning Dress

     August 4: A Year in Fashion: 1911: Sewing Manual Chapter: Practical and Ornamental Stitches. Entire chapter completed.

     August 1: A Year in Fashion: 1893: Wedding of HRH Prince of Wales, Prince George (Grandson of Queen Victoria) TO Victoria Mary of Teck

     August 1: UPDATE: Main Library: Accessories Webpage

     August 1: UPDATE: Main Library: Royalty & Celebrities Webpage

      JULY 2004 ADDITIONS

     July 31: A Year in Fashion: 1893: The Seasons Prettiest Hand Fans

     July 26: A Year in Fashion: 1911: Sewing Manual Completed Chapter 3: Darning and Mending, and half of Chapter 4: Practical and Decorative Stitches

      July 23: A Year in Fashion: 1893: Dainty Lingerie of Today (one article: 4 sections: article completed)

     Article Introduction
     Nightgowns in Which to Dream
     Petticoats
     Article Conclusion: A Last Few Words

    Yearly Listings of Library Updates

    2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007

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