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History of American Fashion Websites

The Triangle Fire

Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations hosts a fantastic web exhibit on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in 1911, complete with pictures, primary sources, and background information on urban sweatshops during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Washington's World

Objects discovered during archaeological excavations at Mt. Vernon provide us with some idea of the tools used in colonial clothing manufacture and in the ways in which slave clothing differed from George Washington's garb.

Kid's Gear Through the Ages

The Wisconsin Historical Museum offers a fantastic array of images of children's clothing through the decades of American history.

Couture Collections Through History

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's most renowned historical fashion collections.

Women and their Clothing

The Middle Tennessee State University Library offers a number of sites pertaining to clothing and fashion in American women's history.

Clothing Collections

The Chicago History Museum contains a comprehensive costume and textile collection, specializing in the period extending from the late nineteenth century to the present.

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