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Preface

The History of Fashion and DressChildren's clothing in much of Western History was chiefly similar to adultdress in miniature. However in the late 18th Century English followers ofthe French philosopher Rousseau began developing reformed dress for children'swear, designed to offer greater freedom of movement. By the middle of the19th Century this trend had spread to the Western population at large, and mostchildren's dress styles became quite distinct from adult fashions.

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Do searches like "boy's dress,""girl'sdress," "vintage dolls," "Christening gown", "Victorianbabies," "nannies," etc to find your own links,or use the links below to get information on children's clothing in theVictorian era. Don't forget the usefulness of eBay as a source. Then doa short report on what you have found and post it on the Message Board by the end of the weekend.

index2.html@160x120.jpg Historical Boys Clothing

fauntleroy.htm@160x120.jpg Little Lord Fauntleroy and his Dad - Sally Queen & Associates

faunt.html@160x120.jpg Little Lord Fauntleroy Suits

Men's and Boy's Fashion Engravings From the Journal Des Marchands Tailleurs, Paris, 1856-64

kids.html@160x120.jpg Centuries of Childhood: Children's Fashions from 1740 to 1940

girlsown.htm@160x120.jpg Fashions from the Girl's Own Annual, 1885-1886

Childs_Costumes.html@160x120.jpg A Year in Fashion: 1886, Delineator Magazine: Victorian Children's Bustle Costumes

kids.html@160x120.jpg Centuries of Childhood: Children's Fashions from 1740 to 1940

Lesson10.html@160x120.jpg Victorian Children's Clothing: Sailor Suits

itempage.jsp?itemid=6239@160x120.jpg Digital Collection - Plaid boy's suit, c.1870

itempage.jsp?itemid=11322@160x120.jpg Digital Collection - Boy's Suit c. 1870

itempage.jsp?itemid=14648@160x120.jpg Digital Collection - Boy's Dress c. 1875

1662.html@160x120.jpg Past Patterns: 1898 Girl's Dress

childs.html@160x120.jpg Antique Child's Dress

Children_0.htm@160x120.jpg Children's Vintage Dress

The Cutter's Practical Guide by W. D. F. Vincent, including:

Part 1 1898 edition, Young Men's, Youths' and Juvenile Garments, Embracing also Treatise on Trousers, Vests, Military Garments, Liveries, etc., etc., etc.

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Product Links

Children's Fashions, 1860-1912 : 1,065 Costume Designs from 'La Mode Illustree' Children's Fashions, 1860-1912 : 1,065 Costume Designs from 'La Mode Illustree'

The Child in Fashion: 1750-1920 (Schiffer Book for Collectors) The Child in Fashion: 1750-1920 (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

"The Costumer's Manifesto"
by Tara Maginnis