Thursday, August 21, 2008

Back to School Duds

Really? for the first day of school in Des Moines? Or does Cher have a granddaughter in town? So what did they really wear to school in the era in which this poor child obviously had to wear her older sister's hand-me-downs? Glad you asked! These books are really fun to look through.

The Way we wore : fashion illustrations of children's wear, 1870-1970
English children's costume since 1775
Five centuries of American costume

Photo credit: Denise Van Patten

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