Saturday, May 15, 2010

analysis of Civil War fashion in pictures

Okay testing out the new Amazon Associates feature!  I've been an Amazon Associate for ten years now, but in name only, as I only advertised a short while and nobody ever bought a book through me  :-)
This is what I just finished reading.  It was VERY enlightening and informative, and entertaining.  It's packed with pictures.  This lady took a huge sample of Civil War era photos, and categorized "who wore what" by age and economic status.  Some results are not at all what you'd think!  She points out that most pictures are selected to illustrate a certain point, and very few "ordinary" pictures are published.  She focuses on ordinary and average instead, because that's what we should be going for usually, in our impressions.

Okay I think this works... it looks like it works in Compose view but really I have to insert the link in HTML view. The book I'm talking about is "Who Wore What" by Juanita Leisch!

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