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Clothing & Dress
The clothing of the 18th century was a colorful mix of fancy fashions from Europe and homemade threads. Young readers will be fascinated by such accessories as wigs, stomachers, stays and farthingales.
In the 19th century, people worked hard and wore practical clothing. Over forty color illustrations and photographs show how they dyed, spun, and wove wool and flax to make the cloth from which they sewed their clothes.
Do you know all the uses of a bandanna or why hats are described in gallons? The answers are in this colorful new book along with photos illustrating the clothing worn by men and women cowhands.
This intriguing new book tells the story of one of the world’s first fibers, shorn from sheep, carded into wool, and spun into cloth since as early as 1500 B.C. Young readers will also learn about the introduction of mass manufactured clothing during the Industrial Revolution and how wool and textile are produced today.
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