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Fashion Plate Bibliography

Information or research assistance regarding fashion plates is frequently requested from the Smithsonian Institution. The following information has been prepared to assist those interested in this topic.

I. Some Books and Articles on Fashion Plates

Askew, Richard Burton Marlow. AFashion Plates in America.@ Antiques, August l968, pp. 220-223.

Blum, Stella, ed. Ackermann=s Costume Plates: Women=s Fashions in England: 1818-1828. New York: Dover Publications, 1978.

_____. Eighteenth-Century French Fashion Plates. New York: Dover Publications, 1982.

_____. Fashions and Costumes from Godey=s Lady=s Book. New York: Dover Publications, l985.

_____. Paris Fashions of the 1890s. New York: Dover Publications, l984.

Coleman, Jane. ABoston Atheneum of Fashions@, Dress (The Journal of the Costume Society of America), l979.

Gibbs-Smith, Charles H. The Fashionable Lady in the l9th Century. Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Her Majesty=s Stationery Office, l960.

Harris, Kristina. AFabulous Fashion Plates.@ Antiques & Collecting Hobbies. v. 97, Jan. 1993, p. 35-7.

Holland, Vyvyan. Hand Colored Fashion Plates: 1770-1899. Boston: Boston Book and Art Shop, l955.

Lochnan, Katharine Jordan. ACaricatures and Fashion Plates.@ The Magazine Antiques. v. 153, Jan. 1998, p. 196-205.

Moore, Doris Langley. Fashion Through Fashion Plates: l77l-l970. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc. 197l.

Nevinson, John L. AOrigin and Early History of the Fashion Plate.@ USNM Bulletin 250: Contributions from The National Museum of History and Technology, paper 60, Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1969, pp. 65-92.

Olian, JoAnne. Wedding Fashions: 1862-1912. New York: Dover Publications, l994.

II. Some of the More Common Periodicals Containing Fashion Plates

La Belle Assemblee, l806-68 (English)

Frank Leslie=s Gazette of Fashion, l854-7l (American)

Godey=s Lady=s Book and Magazine, l830-98 (American)

Journal des Demoiselles, l833- (French)

Lady=s Magazine, l770-l837 (English)

Le Moniteur de la Mode, l843- (French)

Peterson=s Magazine, l842-98 (American)

The Queen, l86l- (English)

Repository of Arts, l809-28 (English)

World of Fashion, l824-9l (English)

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