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"An agreeable tyrant" : fashion after the revolution : exhibition catalogue

Catalog of an exhibition held at DAR Museum [Daughters of the American Revolution], Washington, D.C, October 7, 2016 - April 29, 2017. Contains illustrations and photographs of men's and women's clothing from 1780 through 1825 America including accessories, aprons, dresses, hats and jackets."It's 1781. The Revolution is over, and we are no longer colonists! We are citizens of an independent nation. But wait - are we going to follow English and French fashions? The royal courts and aristocracy set the fashion. We're trying to be democratic now! Should we make up our own styles? Should we wear only American-made fabrics, even though they are in short supply? What's a patriotic American to wear? "An Agreeable Tyrant": Fashion after the Revolution considers how Americans fashioned a new identity through costume." -- www.dar.org
Print Book, English, 2016
DAR Museum, Washington, DC, 2016