Victorian & Edwardian Fashion

Victorian & Edwardian Fashion : A Photographic Survey

By (author) Alison Gernsheim


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A noted photohistorian documents bonnets, capes, frock coats, caps, shawls, bodices, and crinolines as people actually wore them from 1840 through 1914. More than 200 photos depict aristocrats and the middle class as well as Oscar Wilde, Lillie Langtry, Winston Churchill, Queen Victoria, and others. Commentary and annotationsdescribe and identify the costumes."

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 162.56 x 228.6 x 15.24mm | 430.91g
  • 05 Jul 1982
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York
  • English
  • 0486242056
  • 9780486242057
  • 72,288

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A former commercial photographer, Helmut Gernsheim (1913-95) ranks among the most influential and prolific historians of photography. He virtually created the academic study of photography in the 1940s, carrying out extensive research and amassing a priceless collection of historical prints. His books remain authoritative resources on the development of photography.

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