COSTUME RESEARCH LIBRARY UPDATES & ADDITIONS

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YEAR 2006: 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 2006 ADDITIONS

 December 28: Six color fashion images for the fashion designer Beer in our Fashion Designers of Their Time series. These images are from 1920 and 1922 issues of the French magazine, Gazette du Bon Ton Ton. Library subscribers may click on the images below to view the enlargements and dress descriptions.

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 December 8: Twelve ladies' dresses from fashion designers during World War I. These designs were published as models that could be ordered from a 1916 Harry Angelo Company catalog that was based in New York City and Paris, France. The fashion designers represented in these images are Klein, Martial & Armand, Monge, and Paquin. All were leading fashion designers during the 1910s-1920s. Library subscribers may click on the images below to view the enlargements and dress descriptions.

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  NOVEMBER 2006 ADDITIONS

 November 27: Chart of the number of spindles in U.S. cotton textile factories during 1880 and 1890. This chart lists the number of spindles in factories by given states. Spindles were used as a measurement unit in factories. Spindles are like large spools of thread/yarn..

 November 25: Seven ladies' dresses from fashion designers during World War I. These designs were published as models that could be ordered from a 1916 Harry Angelo Company catalog that was based in New York City and Paris, France. The fashion designers represented in these images are Dumay, Georgette, and Drecoll. All were leading fashion designers during the 1910s-1920s. Library subscribers may click on the images below to view the enlargements and dress descriptions.

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 November 22: Five ladies' dresses from fashion designers during World War I. These designs were published as models that could be ordered from a 1916 Harry Angelo Company catalog that was based in New York City and Paris, France. The fashion designers represented in these images are Bernard, Bulloz, Doeuillet, and Drecoll. All were leading fashion designers during the 1910s-1920s. Library subscribers may click on the images below to view the enlargements and dress descriptions.

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 November 14: Eleven images of fashion designer collections during World War I. These designs were published as models that could be ordered from a 1916 Harry Angelo Company catalog that was based in New York City and Paris, France. The fashion designers represented in these images are Agnes, Beer, Bernard, Jenny, Klein, and Monge. All were leading fashion designers during the 1910s-1920s. Library subscribers may click on the images below to view the enlargements and dress descriptions.

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 November 13: Designers of Their Time series. Nine images of fashion designers dresses shown from Edward Molyneux, Madeleine & Madeleine, Jean Patou, Nicole Groult and the House of Worth. These images were shown in a Jan. 27 and Feb. 17, 1923 issues of L'Art et la Mode French fashion magazine. Subscribers may click on the images below to view the enlargements.

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 November 9: Seven images of fashion designer collections during World War I. These designs were published as models that could be ordered from a 1916 Harry Angelo Company catalog that was based in New York City and Paris, France. The fashion designers represented in these images are Beer, Jenny, Klein, Martial & Armand, and Premet. All were leading fashion designers during the 1910s-1920s. Library subscribers may click on the images below to view the enlargements and dress descriptions.

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 November 6: Four images of fashion designers dresses shown from Edward Molyneux and Premet. These images were shown in a Jan. 6, 1923 issue of L'Art et la Mode French fashion magazine. Subscribers may click on the images below to view the enlargements.

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  OCTOBER 2006 ADDITIONS

 October 26: Lace and bamboo parasol that has five photographed views and specific measurements. Subscribers may click on the images below to see this parasol's enlargements and detailed description.

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 October 17: White Edwardian parasol dated circa 1900s, that has several photographed views and specific measurements. Subscribers may click on the images below to see this parasol's six views, enlargements and detailed description.

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October 13: The Costume Gallery's Halloween Contest ended today.


WINNERS:
Joy Hobbs: 29-piece Goulish Party Pack (value: $234)
Duana Gummo: A costume of her choice (value up to $170)
Deb Barclay: A costume of her choice (value up to $170)

Prizes are a courtesy of SpiritHalloween.com.

  SEPTEMBER 2006 ADDITIONS

 September 27: The first chapter of the 1913 biography Rose Bertin: The Creator of Fashion at the Court of Marie Antoinette. This section covers the Louis XVI French court ladies' large poufs with the hairstyles with the ships, and other large ornaments.

 September 18: The Costume Encyclopedia Database is now open. Over 430 entries and 240 images in the Database today! The Encyclopedia contains hundreds of costumes/fashions descriptions from Ancient times to present day. Our resources are photos of actual costumes from institutional and private collections, antique photos, images/illustrations from magazines, books, newspapers, and catalogs. Some of these sources contain character costumes for plays, international cultures, songs, poems, books, paintings, operas, etc. Each of these character costumes will contain information such as setting and their various creators.

The Encyclopedia also covers the business side of the industry with business names during specific periods and sometimes antique advertisements for specific retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, and designers for the fashion and textile industries. This compilation has been years in the making, and will continue to grow over the years, because of the vast scope of the Encyclopedia. Our primary goal is to cover the entire fashion/costume/textile industries.

 September 1: Peach-colored parasol dated the 1950s, that has several photographed views and specific measurements. Subscribers may click on the images below to see this parasol's four views, enlargements and detailed description.

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  AUGUST 2006 ADDITIONS

 August 21: Twenty-seven hand fan webpages have been added to the Library. These are photos of actual fans from the 1890s to present day. They are divided up by decade:

  • 1890s: 3 fans
  • 1900s: 1 fans
  • 1920s: 11 fans
  • 1990s: 7 fans
  • 2000s: 5 fans

  •  August 11: The addition of six hand fans from my personal collection. I have been collecting hand fans for the past ten years. When my husband traveled on business to other countries, he would been me a gift of a fan from that country. The first fan on row #1 is from Spain. The second fan on row #2 is from Japan.

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     August 7: A Year in Fashion: 1856. Two fashion illustrations of women and men from Frank Leslie's Gazette of Fashions & the Beau Monde magazine. The first image includes a boy. Subscribers may click on the thumbnail image to view the enlarged images and descriptions.

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     August 6: A Year in Fashion: 1856. Ten ladies' caps and bonnets illustrations from Frank Leslie's Gazette of Fashions & the Beau Monde magazine. Subscribers may click on the thumbnail image to view the enlarged images and descriptions.

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      JULY 2006 ADDITIONS

     July 29: Addition of six webpages of hand fans from the 1920s. These are from the Virginia Commonwealth University Fashion Collection. Subscribers may click on the thumbnail image to view bodice enlargement images and descriptions.

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     July 28: A Year in Fashion: 1893. Addition of four articles from a
    June 1, 1893 fashion industry trade magazine, "Dry Goods Economists."

    Business in Chicago

    English Fashions and Trades

    Hosiery Tariff

    Paris: Looking Towards 1830s Styles

     July 25: Addition of five webpages about a late 1850s to early 1860s ladies' bodice from the Virginia Commonwealth University Fashion Collection. This bodice is in a free access to our Library. You do not need a subscription to view this addition. You may click on the thumbnail image to view bodice enlargement images and descriptions.

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     July 24: Addition of 24 webpages about three ladies' fashionable garments and two infant gowns from the Virginia Commonwealth University Fashion Collection. Subscribers may click on the thumbnails below to see the enlargements. You may view the 1890s Ladies or Children's fashion Collection Index at no charge. The first row below is 1890s womenwear that has been added, a bodice, tailor-made suit, and nightgown. The second row are infant gowns. Subscribers may click on the thumbnails to view enlargements and descriptions.

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     July 11: Addition of 16 webpages about two early 1900s ladies' fashionable garments from the Virginia Commonwealth University Fashion Collection. Subscribers may click on the thumbnails below to see the enlargements. You may view the 1900s Fashion Collection Index at no charge. The first addition is a skirt and bodice that clearly shows the S-shaped silhouette. Also, make sure to look at the view of the inside of the bodice.

    Second addition is a shirtwaist from the late 1890s-early 1900s. The shirtwaist is heaily embellished. On the individual webpages for the different views, I have included links to directions on how to create the embellishment. The directions are from the 1911 Sewing Manual that we have in the Library.

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     July 6: Addition of photos of an 1897-1899 Young Ladies' Bodice from the Virginia Commonwealth University Fashion Collection. Subscribers may click on the thumbnails below to see the enlargements. You may view the 1890s Fashion Collection Index at no charge .

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     July 5: Sunday's Best Clothes has a new section, Wedding photographs. Subscribers may click on the thumbnails below to see the enlargements. You may view the index at no charge.

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      JUNE 2006 ADDITIONS

     June 22: The Fashion Dept. at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has allowed me to photograph their fashion collection and place it in our Library. Today is the first installment of their colection, 1920s Ladies' Hats. With showing their collection, there will be one free access fashion article per decade. These free access items are clearly marked on the decades' index pages.

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     June 13: Addition of two fashion industry trade articles from an 1893 journal, Dry Goods Economist. The first article is titled "What Retailers are Showing in New York City." The article lists new fashions in garments, fabrics, accessories, and housewears. The second article is about the glove industry. It discusses financial news, glove fashion trends, cloth gloves, and glove suppliers' advertisements for the year 1893.

      MAY 2006 ADDITIONS

     May 29: Five more photos added to the series "Sunday's Best-Dress Clothes" to the Library. There is a total of 53 religious photos from the 1890-1940s of girls receiving first communion and/or confirmation.

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     May 16: Seven more photos added to the series "Sunday's Best-Dress Clothes" to the Library. There is a total of 46 religious photos from the 1890-1940s of girls receiving first communion and/or confirmation.

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     May 13: Five more photos added to the series "Sunday's Best-Dress Clothes" to the Library. There is a total of 41 photos from the 1890-1940s of girls receiving first communion and/or confirmation.

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     May 10: Four additional photos to the series "Sunday's Best-Dress Clothes" to the Library. This give a total of 36 photos from the 1890-1940s of girls receiving first communion and/or confirmation. The first photo, on the right, is open for free access.

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     May 9: Three additional photos to the series "Sunday's Best-Dress Clothes" to the Library. This give a total of 32 photos from the 1890-1940s of girls receiving first communion and/or confirmation.

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     May 8: Four additional photos to the series "Sunday's Best-Dress Clothes" to the Library. This one photo is in our free access area. This is to show how we can take an antique photo in very poor condition and bring it back to life. It took three days to restore this one image. You may click on the first thumbnail image below and see the process of restoring this photo.

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     May 4: Two more additional of photos to the series "Sunday's Best-Dress Clothes" to the Library. You may view the entire indexes of the First Communion & Confirmation photos for girls at no charge.

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     May 3: Addition of two more photos to the series "Sunday's Best-Dress Clothes" to the Library. You may view the entire indexes of the First Communion & Confirmation photos for girls at no charge.

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      APRIL 2006 ADDITIONS

     April 26: Addition of two more First Communion photos to a new section called "Sunday's Best-Dress Clothes" to the Library. We have over 100 photos to add to the Sunday Clothes section. Today's addition of seven new photos to the First Communion for girls section.

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     April 25: Addition of two confirmation more photos to a new section called "Sunday's Best-Dress Clothes" to the Library. Here is index page for the Confirmation Dresses for girls. We have over 100 photos to add to the Sunday Clothes section. Today I started adding photos to the First Communion for girls section.

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    First Communion Photos

     April 21: Addition of three more photos to a new section called "Sunday's Best-Dress Clothes" to the Library. The first section that I am working on is Confirmation Dresses for girls.

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     April 20: I have started adding photos to a new section called "Sunday's Best-Dress Clothes" to the Library. The first section that I am working on is Confirmation Dresses for girls from 1890-1940s. Most of these girls are between the ages of 11-13 years old. There are some photos that include parents/godparents or a toddler girl. At this time, I do not know why the toddler is in the photo. There are several confirmation photos with a toddler with a girl in puberty. The toddler appears to young to receive first communion. The age for that sacrament is generally 7-8 years old. Please note that these first photos are on loan to the Library from one of our lifetime subscribers, Kathleen Mitchell. Many thanks to Kathleen for her gracious loan. Susan, my wonderful assistant, created the nice background for the webpages.

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     I was out from March 29-April 15. I was in Florida for my sister's wedding. Also, I did a week-long photoshoot at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Fine Art. I photographed 1950s circus costumes, Mr. Ringling's wardrobe, and their 1920s mansion, Ca d'Zan in Sarasota. These photos will be online in app. two months.

     April 3: Nine more men's costumes images from an 1897 Masquerade and Fancy Dress catalog. Costumes left to right: Arab, Bassanio, Bluebeard, Iago, and North American Indian. Second Row: Orient man, Othello, Portia, and Turk. Subscribers may click on the thumbnails below to view an enlargement of each costume.

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      MARCH 2006 ADDITIONS

      March 27: Three more illustrations added from the 1814 book, "Picturesque Representations of The Dress and Manners of the English." Below are two Laborers and on military image thumbnails left to right are of the following occupations: Sailor, Match Girl, and a Chimney-Sweeper on the First Day of May. Subscribers may click on the thumbnails to see the enlargements and their descriptions.

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      March 22: Five more illustrations added from the 1814 book, "Picturesque Representations of The Dress and Manners of the English." Below are the Laborers thumbnails left to right are of the following occupations: Female Shrimper, Dustman, and a Hastings Fisherman; Second row: Milk-maid and a Drover. Subscribers may click on the thumbnails to see the enlargements and their descriptions.

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      March 21: I am starting to add the illustrations from the 1814 book, "Picturesque Representations of The Dress and Manners of the English." There are 49 very nice color illustrations and descriptions of their occupations in the book. This book had a very limited publication in 1814 and is very expensive to purchase today. I have divided the illustrations into categories, the first being the Laborers. Below are the thumbnails left to right are of the following occupations: Farmer's Boy, a Waterman to a Coach-stand, and a Billinsgate Fish-woman. Subscribers may click on the thumbnails to see the enlargements and their descriptions.

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      March 17: Fashion Color Database (FCD). App. 400 color definitions from the 1920s have been added to the FCD. I have also added 5 of 11 months' of color names and their fashion usage from our A Year in Fashion: 1856 series, the Peterson's Magazine yearbook. As of today there are over 2,100 color names with their definitions or fashion usage listed in the database. You may view the FCD Color Name Index are no charge. But to view the complete color name details of the FCD, you will need a subscription to the Library. A link to subscribe is provided on the FCD or Library websites.

      March 13: A Year in Fashion: 1897. More color fashion plates (illustrations) from Delineator Magazine, September 1897 issue. The first set of costumes are for promenade and the second are carriage costumes.

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      March 10: A Year in Fashion: 1897. Two more color fashion plates (illustrations) from Delineator Magazine, March and November 1897 issues. Both are of Outdoor Costumes.

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      March 9: A Year in Fashion: 1872. the additions of two embroidery patterns for female names of Julie and Adele. These patterns are from the February issue of Peterson's Magazine.

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      March 6: A Year in Fashion: 1897. Two color fashion plates (illustrations) from a December 1897 Standard Designer Magazine. The first plate is of a lady's ball gown. The second illustration is ladies' suits.

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      FEBRUARY 2006 ADDITIONS

      February 24: Data charts and graphs of the comparisons of the U.S. womenswear and menswear fashion industries from 1849-1925. The first chart is the amount of menwear and womenswear clothing establishments that existed during the given times. The second chart shows many people were employed in the men and women's industries. Please don't confuse this with how many men or women that were working in the entire industries. The accounting was recorded by how many people worked in the menswear industry, AND how many worked in the womenwear industry.

      February 18: Two more chapters have been added of the 1868 costume history book, The Corsets and the Crinoline. Chapter 5 has five text pages with five image enlargement pages. Chapter 6 has nine pages of text and four image enlargement pages. There are also two index pages if you want to see only the images. This all makes a total of 25 new pages in the Library.

      February 13: A Year in Fashion: 1898. The addition of five ladies' fashion plates from Standard Designer and Delineator magazines. The Designer images are from March, May, and October 1898 issues of the magazine. The Delineator image is from the January issue.

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      February 9: A Year in Fashion: 1898. Four ladies' fashion plates from Standard Designer magazine. The color images are from April and June 1898 issues of the magazine. The black & white riding habit image is from a March 1898 issue. Subscribers may click on the thumbnail images below to view these additions.

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     February 8: A Year in Fashion: 1863 January's color fashion plate has been added to the collection. This illustration is from Peterson's Magazine. Subscribers may click on the thumbnail image below to view this addition.

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     February 7: The final chapter, #6, has been added to the 1911 book Women and Labor. Many thanks to our interns Deb and Nikki for an outstanding job on this project!

     February 6: A Year in Fashion: 1904. Three ladies and one children's fashion plates from Designer magazine. Subscribers may click on the thumbnail images below to view these additions.

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     February 1: Two new articles for A Year in Fashion: 1861. They are from February and July issues of Peterson's Magazine.

  • Hair Problems: What is the Reason?

  • How to Revive the Color of Black Cloth
  •   JANUARY 2006 ADDITIONS

     January 31: Three new articles for A Year in Fashion: 1861. They are all from an July issue of Peterson's Magazine.

  • Empress Eugenie and Her Court at the Ball

  • How to Dress Well

  • Something Better than Garters
  • New color names and their usage have been added to the Fashion Color Database for the years 1858 and 1861.

     January 30: A new article called The Use and Abuse of Color from an August 1861 issue of Peterson's Magazine.

     January 23: A Year in Fashion: 1856 December's color fashion plate added to the collection. This completes all 12 color fashion plates from the 1856 issues of Peterson's Magazine. Subscribers may click on the thumbnail image below to view this addition.

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    Yearly Listings of Library Updates

    2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007

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