A Selection of Costume Books from Special Collections

    The original goal of this project was to sift through and discover the books contained in Special Collections that had to do with costume. Upon initial examination of the scope of the collection at large, it was decided that the best way to approach this would be to focus on costume in Central and South America and the Caribbean, centered in the time before 1900, and to create a solid base therein for a further collection on costume to develop. This goal was based on the assumption that many books that were not specifically “costume books” contained relevant images of clothing styles from a variety of periods, and that we could uncover and display them, ultimately, in a highly accessible web-based exhibition.

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