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American Fashion History

Have you got a passion for the fashions of yesteryear? See the clothing and costumes that our ancestors wore in the 18th and 19th centuries up to more recent decades on our American Fashion History board. See how fashion has transformed throughout the ages evolving from the top hats and petticoats of early America, to the bell bottoms and blue jeans of the late 20th century. Also, learn how to date old family photographs with historical clothing clues found in vintage fashion advertisements.

Illustration of a “bloomer” dress of the 1850s. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Victorian Women Hike to the Summit of Pikes Peak!” blog.genealogyban...

Victorian Women Hike to the Summit of Pikes Peak!

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A newspaper ad for the latest swimsuit fashion, published in the Miami District Daily News (Miami, Oklahoma), 3 January 1922. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Great-Grandmother’s Swimsuit in Vintage Fashion Articles & Photos.” blog.genealogyban...

Great-Grandmother’s Swimsuit in Vintage Fashion Articles & Photos

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Shoe guide: vintage shoe styles from the Twenties to the Fifties

Shoe guide: vintage shoe styles from the Twenties to the Fifties

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