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Dressing New England : clothing, fashion, and identity

Author: Peter Benes; Jane Montague Benes; Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife
Publisher: Deerfield, MA : Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, [2014] ©2014
Series: Annual proceedings (Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife), 2010.
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Benes; Jane Montague Benes; Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife
ISBN: 096667698X 9780966676983
OCLC Number: 897916910
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 189 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Section 1. Identity and Dress --
Identity, communication, and the role of diplomacy in Wabanaki dress / Laureen LaBar --
Supporting role : the hoop skirt in 1860s Western-Massachusetts fashion / David E. Lazaro --
The life and death of the American Grenadier : military headgear and national character in the age of Revolution / Matthew Keagle --
Section 2. Dressmaking and dressmakers --
"Clothes that is fit to wear" : fashion, wage work, and community among female textile workers in New England, 1825-1865 / Linzy Brekke-Aloise --
Mehitable Primus and Addie Brown : women of color and Hartford's nineteenth-century dressmaking trades / Marla R. Miller --
Section 3. Fashion and retailing in the nineteenth century --
Federal New England fashion in the diary of Sylvia Lewis / Alden O'Brien --
Boston in Paris : the fashions of Annie Bigelow Lawrence Rotch, 1850-1854 / Lauren D. Whitley --
Section 4. Fashion and retailing in the twentieth century --
Folly Cove designers : a time and place / Elena M. Sarni --
"Uniform for intellectuals" : Marimekko, design research, and modernism in mid-twentieth-century Cambridge, Massachusetts / Susan Ward --
Emily Wilkens : Connecticut-born designer for All-American teens / Rebecca Jumper Matheson --
Section 5. Remaking and reusing clothing --
"Prized the more by me for having once been yours" : gifts of clothing in nineteenth-century New England / Mary Beth Sievens --
"I wish I could help you turn, and press, and re-fit" : the clothing of missionary daughters in mid-nineteenth-century New England / Elizabeth C. Stevens and Jessie MacLeod --
Bibliography of selected works on New England, American, English, and French costume and clothing history, 1600-1975 / Lynne Zacek Bassett and Marla R. Miller.
Series Title: Annual proceedings (Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife), 2010.
Responsibility: editor, Peter Benes ; associate editor, Jane Montague Benes.

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