Accessories of Dress

Accessories of Dress

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From hats, veils, wigs, and cosmetics to cravats, shawls, shoes, and gloves, this useful reference provides an entertaining account of the forms of personal adornment men and women have used throughout the ages to enhance their wearing apparel. Incorporates illustrations from rare books and magazines, photographs, and observations. 644 figures and 59 plates.The custom of applying dye to the hair dates back to remote antiquity; it has been as popular with savage tribes as with the more civilized nations. Egyptian manuscripts dated approximately 1200 B.C. give two strange receipts for hair dye .

Title:Accessories of Dress
Author:Katherine Morris Lester, Bess Viola Oerke, Helen Westermann
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 2004


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