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History of hosiery, from the piloi of ancient Greece to the nylons of modern America.

Author: Milton N Grass
Publisher: [New York] Fairchild Publications, 1955 [©1956]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
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Grass, Milton N.
History of hosiery.
[New York] Fairchild Publications, 1955 [©1956]
(OCoLC)692058007
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milton N Grass
OCLC Number: 191181
Description: 283 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: I. When and why man began to wear clothing --
II. How mythology, science and the Bible differ in concept of origin of clothing --
III. Antiquity of spinning and weaving --
IV. Origins and geographical distribution of fibers used by early man --
V. Types of garments worn by ancient peoples --
VI. Origins and development of outer foot coverings --
VII. Origins and development of inner foot coverings --
VIII. Dress in Europe from first to the seventeenth centuries --
IX. Antiquity of the art of hand-knitting --
X. Development of hand-knitting in England --
XI. Invention of frame-work knitting machine --
XII. Frame-work knitting in England from seventeenth to nineteenth century --
XIII. Early stocking trade in the American colonies --
XIV. Beginnings of hosiery industry in New England --
XV. Application of power to hosiery machines in the United States 1810-1860 --
XVI. Growth of hosiery industry 1860-1900 --
XVII. Men's and children's hosiery industry 1900-1955. Movement to South --
XVIII. Women's hosiery industry in the United States from 1900 to 1955 --
Index.

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