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Artifacts from American Fashion, 1st Edition

  • Heather Vaughan Lee
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  • ISBN-10: 1440864586
  • ISBN-13: 9781440864582
  • DDC: 391.00973
  • 360 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released January 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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Overview

This collection explores fashion artifacts from daily life to shed light on key aspects of the social life and culture of Americans in the 20th century. This book covers forty-five articles of fashion or accessories, chosen to illuminate significant areas of daily life and history, including Politics, World Events, and War; Transportation and Technology; Home and Work Life; Art and Entertainment; Health, Sport, and Leisure; and Alternative Cultures, Youth, Ethnic, Queer, and Counter Culture. These artifacts help readers follow major events, social movements, cultural shifts, and technological developments that shaped life in the U.S. A World War I soldier's helmet opens a vista onto the horrors of trench warfare during World War I; the dress of a typical 1920's flapper speaks volumes about America women's changing role during Prohibition and the Jazz Age; a homemade feedsack dress illuminates the world of the Great Depression; and the bikini ushers us into the Atomic Age.