Fitting & Proper: 18th Century Clothing from the Collection of the Chester County Historical Society

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  • Title: Fitting & Proper: 18th Century Clothing from the Collection of the Chester County Historical Society
  • Author: Sharon Ann Burnston Linda A. Scurlock
  • ISBN: 9781880655108
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this book Burnston studies the 18th century costume collection from the Chester County Pennsylvania Historical Society The first book to focus exclusively on an entirely American collection of 18th century clothing Notably, the clothing examined is that of ordinary citizens, rather than the military or upper class Over 40 original items are described and featured iIn this book Burnston studies the 18th century costume collection from the Chester County Pennsylvania Historical Society The first book to focus exclusively on an entirely American collection of 18th century clothing Notably, the clothing examined is that of ordinary citizens, rather than the military or upper class Over 40 original items are described and featured in top quality photographs Multiple views of many garments Includes graphed patterns and meticulous construction details rendered by the author, a noted 18th century costume authority Great for historic reenactors, interpreters and costumers.

    One thought on “Fitting & Proper: 18th Century Clothing from the Collection of the Chester County Historical Society”

    1. I'm not really sure how to review this. The information is very interesting, and the grid layouts are nice even if they're not in your/my size. I like having really good pictures of fairly normal 18th-century clothing, since there aren't many examples this far west that I can see in person.

    2. A very short book that focuses on about 30 items of clothing. The photos are regrettably in black and white. However, the diagrams are very clear, to the point that you could easily replicate a pattern from them.

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