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The Development And Use Of Bib Overalls In The United States, 1856-1945 , Ann Revenaugh Hemken Jan 1993

The Development And Use Of Bib Overalls In The United States, 1856-1945 , Ann Revenaugh Hemken

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In the past, costume historians have expended much effort researching fashionable dress. Now scholars are gaining in awareness of the need to also study common, everyday dress. Much of the research done to date has focused on women's clothing, but that, too is changing, with the realization of the need to consider men's clothing. Not only are costume historians beginning to look at everyday clothing, but clothing manufacturers are also interested in learning about the history of their products, because this information can be applied to advertising campaigns and company promotional literature. Perhaps the findings will also shed ...