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The Workings of a Dress Shop

All correspondence, transactions, measurements, and objects discovered in 1989 at the A. & L. Tirocchi dress shop in Providence, Rhode Island (in business from 1915-1947).

Innovation Protection?

Statement concerning a proposed bill on protection for fashion design, which the House of Representatives considered during the summer of 2006 (referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary).

An Early Fashion Mag

A fashion magazine from Maryland, printed in January 1886.

Tailors Advertise

An advertising leaflet for "Young, the Tailor," 1898.

The Business of Kid's Clothing

A page out of The Advertising Handbook (1921) on marketing children's clothing.

Hats, Anyone?

A business card for the "Fashionable Milliner" (a hat store) in Raleigh, North Carolina (circa nineteenth century).

$2 Pants?!?!

A letter from Uriah W. Oblinger in Gove City, Kansas, to his family on 10 May 1887, in which he discusses purchasing a pair of pants ("jeans") for $2.00 and "2 nice blue Flannel shirts" for $2.75 each.

Washerwomen Walk Out On the Job

Historian Tera Hunter presents a recap and a lesson plan for teaching about the 1881 washerwomen's strike in Atlanta, with primary sources transcribed at the bottom of the page.

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