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A separate sphere : dressmakers in Cincinnati's golden age, 1877-1922

Author: Cynthia Amnéus; Cincinnati Art Museum.; Texas Tech University.
Publisher: [Cincinnati] : Cincinnati Art Museum ; Lubbock, Tex. : Texas Tech University Press, ©2003.
Series: Costume Society of America series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Coinciding with the exhibition Cynthia Amneus organized for the Cincinnati Art Museum, this work examines the nineteenth-century ideology of women's separate sphere, the early feminist movement, women in the workplace, and dressmakers as artisans and professionals. More than 140 stunning custom-made garments, historical photographs, and dressmakers' labels document the superb artistic and technical skill of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibition catalogues
Exhibitions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Amnéus, Cynthia.
Separate sphere.
[Cincinnati] : Cincinnati Art Museum ; Lubbock, Tex. : Texas Tech University Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)645915293
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Amnéus; Cincinnati Art Museum.; Texas Tech University.
ISBN: 0896725073 9780896725072 0896725154 9780896725157
OCLC Number: 51848290
Notes: "The Cincinnati Art Museum gratefully acknowledges Lazurus, the presenting sponsor of the exhibition "A separate sphere: dressmakers in Cincinnati's Golden Age, 1877-1922," the Cincinnati Art Museum, October 12, 2003 through January 4, 2004"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Dressmaking as a trade for women : recovering a lost art(isanry) / Marla R. Miller --
Dressmakers in Cincinnati's golden age, 1877-1922 : an introduction --
1. The ideology of the separate sphere --
2. Women in the workplace --
3. Dressmaking as a trade --
4. Cincinnati : a historical perspective --
5. Cincinnati's dressmakers --
6. Ready-made garments and the rise of the department store --
The 1870s transformation of the Robe de chambre / Anne Bissonnette --
"A kind of missionary work" : the labor and legacy of Cincinnati's society women, 1877-1922 / Shirley Teresa Wajda.
Series Title: Costume Society of America series.
Responsibility: Cynthia Amnéus ; with essays by Marla R. Miller, Anne Bissonnette, and Shirley Teresa Wajda.

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An exhibition catalogue that documents the artistry and skills of dressmakers who catered to the elite women of Cincinnati. It also examines the nineteenth-century ideology of womens separate sphere,  Read more...

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