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Title:
Civil War gentlemen : 1860s apparel arts & uniforms
Author:
Shep, R. L., 1933-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Mendocino, CA : R.L. Shep, [1994]

©1994
Physical Description:
xxii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Contains Salisbury's System of actual measurement and drafting for all styles of coats. 1865.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780914046226
Format :
Book

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This useful, detailed compilation of original source materials on military and civilian garb from the Civil War period is interesting to peruse and review; however, use of the material presented requires extensive knowledge of patterning and period construction. Reenactors and theatrical costume designers will appreciate the material and the applicability of the information for their profession. Some of the period tailoring techniques are explained, but they are not adapted for contemporary construction methods. The well-chosen drawings and photographs are clearly identified in the written commentary. This book is an excellent source for a narrow set of research professions. Just for browsing, the book will interest Civil War buffs, who will be entertained and indeed enlightened about the more mundane concerns and everyday life of the gentlemen of the period. General readers; graduate students; researchers; professionals. J. H. Conger III; Northern Kentucky University


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