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Women in pants : manly maidens, cowgirls, and other renegades

Author: Catherine Smith; Cynthia Greig
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of the tradition of women wearing pants, providing accounts and photographs from the 1850s to the 1920s.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
History
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Catherine, 1950-
Women in pants.
New York : H.N. Abrams, 2003
(OCoLC)619769082
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Smith; Cynthia Greig
ISBN: 0810945711 9780810945715
OCLC Number: 50802599
Description: 183 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Conventional women: "A woman's body is compelled to fit her dress" --
Dress reform: "The great bifurcated movement" --
Multicultural influences: "very peculiar garb" --
Working women: "Done a mess o'work ... jes like a man" --
Military women: finding a woman in a soldier's dress" --
Women of the American west: "a genuine female cowboy" --
Performing women: "the ovation which her daring act calls forth" --
Actresses: "she might easily walk Broadway in male attire without her sex being suspected" --
Cross-dressed women: "the peril of the mannish girl" --
Romantic women: "she was always fond of the ladies!" --
Mock weddings: "dressed up as a man at that wedding" --
College women: "each soph constitutes herself a cavalier" --
Sporting women: " with an aggressive vim" --
Cycling women: "lady cyclists [in their] ... 'rational' dress" --
Adventurous women: " ... easier than voting."
Responsibility: Catherine Smith & Cynthia Greig.

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A collection of photographs from the 1850s to the 1920s, in which Victorian dress reformers, farmers, labourers, miners, cowgirls and sportswomen openly wore trousers, while other women disguised  Read more...

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"It is in very bad taste, even for a frolic, for a young woman to assume boys' clothes, or get herself up in any way that will tend to make herself look masculine."

 
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