Saturday, May 15, 2010

analysis of Civil War fashion in pictures

Book I just finished reading, 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.