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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.
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An advertisement for corsets, published in the Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, New Jersey), 11 January 1915, page 10. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Newspaper Archives of Grandma & Grandpa’s Tips from 100 Years Ago” https://blog.genealogybank.com/newspaper-archives-of-grandma-grandpas-tips-from-100-years-ago.html

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Newspaper Archives of Grandma & Grandpa’s Tips from 100 Years Ago

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

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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.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/great-grandmothers-swimsuit-in-vintage-fashion-articles-photos.html

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

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A newspaper ad for the latest swimsuit fashion, published in the National Labor Tribune (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), 10 April 1937. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Great-Grandmother’s Swimsuit in Vintage Fashion Articles & Photos.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/great-grandmothers-swimsuit-in-vintage-fashion-articles-photos.html

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

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A 1938 newspaper ad for new Easter dresses, published in the Omaha World Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), 15 April 1938. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Our Ancestors’ Easter Parades & Spring Fashions.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/our-ancestors-easter-parades-spring-fashions.html

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Photo of a bride in her wedding dress, 11 September 1929. Credit: Infrogmation; Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Wedding Belles! How to Find Your Ancestors’ Marriage Records.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/wedding-belles-how-to-find-your-ancestors-marriage-records.html

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Wedding Belles! How to Find Your Ancestors’ Marriage Records

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Article about our ancestors’ summer fashions, published in the Times-Picayune newspaper (New Orleans, Louisiana), 11 February 1906. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Vintage Fashion: Our Ancestors’ Summer Apparel.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/vintage-fashion-our-ancestors-summer-apparel.html

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Vintage Fashion: Our Ancestors’ Summer Apparel

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A photo of a pictorial post card, “Miss Annette Kellermann, Champion Lady Swimmer and Diver of the World.” Credit: State Library of New South Wales; Flickr the Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Great-Grandmother’s Swimsuit in Vintage Fashion Articles & Photos.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/great-grandmothers-swimsuit-in-vintage-fashion-articles-photos.html

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