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Costumes from the Index of American Design

offers a survey of American fashions from 1740 to 1895. Most of the costumes represented are formal garments preserved and handed down in families from one generation to the next. These costumes provide insight into the character and quality of American life from colonial times to the industrial revolution. Click on a design to find its title, artist, date created, measurements, material, location, provenance, full screen image, and other information. (National Gallery of Art)

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'Woman's Shoes,' Rendered by Marie Alain.  watercolor, graphite, and gouache on paperboard, 37.6 x 50.9 cm (14 13/16 x 20 1/16 in.)  Index of American Design -- 1943.8.1907

Woman's Shoes


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