Style Sources

Style Sources

Reading up on yesterday's fashion trends can help you analyze your ancestors' dress and ultimately date those old photos.

Style Sources

Reading up on yesterday’s fashion trends can help you analyze your ancestors’ dress and ultimately date those old photos. Books recommend by photo historian Maureen A. Taylor:

? Battledress: The Uniforms of the World’s Great Armies 1700-Present by I.T. Schick (Artus Co.)

? Illustrated History of Hairstyles 1830-1930 by Marian I. Doyle (Schiffer)

? Men’s Fashion: The Complete Source Book by John Peacock (W.W. Norton & Co.)

? 20th Century Jewelry: The Complete Source Book by John Peacock (W.W. Norton & Co.)

? U.S. Army Headgear, 1812-1872 by John P. Langellier and C. Paul Loane (Schiffer Books)

? Victorian Costume for Ladies 1860-1900 by Linda Setnik (Schiffer Books)

? Vintage Hats and Bonnets, 1770-1970 by Susan Langley (Collector Books)

? Women’s Shoes in America 1795-1930 by Nancy Rexford (Kent State University Press)

  From the February 2005 Family Tree Magazine

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