Banta, Martha. Imaging American Women: Idea and Ideals in Cultural History. New York: Columbia University Press, 1987, 844 p.
Examines visual and verbal representations of women between 1876 and the end of World War I.
Blum, Stella, ed. Fashions and Costumes from “Godey's Lady's Book”: Including 8 Plates in Full Color. New York: Dover Publications, 1985, 90 p.
Provides commentary on fashion illustrations first published in Godey's Lady's Book, including material from 1837 to 1869.
Cannon, Aubrey. “The Cultural and Historical Contexts of Fashion.” In Consuming Fashion:...
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