1920s Fashions from B. Altman & Company (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
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Svelte flappers in smart frocks and chic hats personify the style of the jazz Age, and this outstanding resource features hundreds of such deliciously distinctive images. Featuring selections from hard-to-find fashion catalogs published by the well-known but now-defunct B. Altman & Company, this volume offers a sumptuously authentic record of the delectable fashions of the 1920s.
Over 700 illustrations, detailed descriptions, and prices for a vast array of upscale women’s clothing and accessories include knitted sportswear, sophisticated satin evening dresses, one-piece bathing suits of wool jersey with parasols and rubber bathing caps, cloche hats of straw, felt, and silk, and elegant shoes, ranging from sporty buckskin oxfords to satin slippers and pumps. A selection of dress and casual attire for children appears as well.
Profusely illustrated and brimming with detailed information, this volume represents not only a first-rate record of the everyday fashions of the late 1920s but also an intriguing look at the mail-order advertising of the era. Fashion enthusiasts, historians, and all lovers of nostalgia will rejoice in the perennial appeal of these stylish images.
of this book. Copyright Copyright © 1999 by Dover Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Bibliographical Note 1920s Fashions from B. Altman & Company is a new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc., in 1999. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data B. Altman & Co. 1920s fashions from B. Altman & Company. p. cm. 9780486136684 1. Costume—United States—History—20th century. 2. Fashion—United States—History—20th century. 3. B. Altman & Co. I. Title.
objects and Oriental rugs to fancy needlework, the store was noted for its elegance and style and prided itself on its combination of quality and affordability: The name of Altman has, from the earliest days of the business, been regarded as a synonym for integrity, excellence of quality and efficiency of service. . . . [in addition] the house makes a special feature of its moderate prices. . . . offer[ing] their goods at prices that are frequently far below the actual market values. Chief
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