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

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An illustration from an 1840 advertising card from John W. D. Hall, hat maker. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “How to Date Old Photos of Our Ancestors with Early Fashion Trends.”

An illustration from an 1837 advertising card from Mann Swift & Company (North American Straw Works). Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “How to Date Old Photos of Our Ancestors with Early Fashion Trends.”

An illustration from an 1830 advertising card from H. D. Tregear, hat maker. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “How to Date Old Photos of Our Ancestors with Early Fashion Trends.”

An illustration from an 1830 advertising card from C. C. Porter’s Hat Manufacturing Company. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “How to Date Old Photos of Our Ancestors with Early Fashion Trends.”

An illustration from a 1790 advertising card from Sam Sturgis, hat maker. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “How to Date Old Photos of Our Ancestors with Early Fashion Trends.”

Two 1834 newspaper ads for hats and fur products, published in the Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics newspaper (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 22 November 1834. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “How to Date Old Photos of Our Ancestors with Early Fashion Trends.”

Dinner Dress 1880-1882

1860 Sissi in polka-dotted dress Notice no under sleeves

Vivien Leigh-stripes

Evening dress Duval and Eagan (American) Date: ca. 1889 Culture: American Medium: silk. Front

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1910 Hats and everything else - good site

How to Date Family Photos with Vintage Fashion Ads in Newspapers

How to Date Family Photos with Vintage Fashion Ads in Newspapers

Family Chronicle - Dating Old Photographs

Mary Todd Lincoln's dress that is in the Smithsonian Collection. Thesis: A Study in Nineteenth Century American Costumes | In the Swans Shadow

Paul Poiret ensemble, 1906.