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What People Wore: 1,800 Illustrations From Ancient Times to the Early Twentieth Century - Douglas Gorsline

What People Wore: 1,800 Illustrations From Ancient Times to the Early Twentieth Century

Douglas Gorsline

  • 1895


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Spanning nearly 5,000 years of clothing styles, this splendid sourcebook presents a fascinating panorama of wearing apparel, beginning with the ancient Egyptians and continuing through the early decades of the 20th century. Over 1,800 drawings depict garments ranging from gowns of Egyptian royalty, ornate robes of Byzantine dignitaries, and elegant dresses worn by 18th century Parisians, to picturesque outfits of American frontiersmen and the 1920s American flapper. (269pp. illus. Dover Pub., 1980.)