All illustrations, text and designs contained in this site are
© Copyright 1982-2012 Kannik's Korner, or its licensors.
All rights are reserved, and none may be used without prior written permission.
Books about American costume
- de Marly, Diana. Dress in North America, The New World 1492-1800. New York &
London: Holmes & Meier, 1990. [ISBN 0-8419-1199-1]
A fascinating book, tying social
and political history together with costume history! Helps a lot to understanding changes
in dress and reasons for changes. A "good read", cover to cover, as they say!
- Hersh, Tandy and Charles. Cloth and Costume, 1750 to 1800, Cumberland County,
Pennsylvania. Carlisle, PA: Cumberland County Historical Society, 1995. [ISBN
|A volume representing a tremendous amount of research on original
garments and textiles, and household inventories of the period. Great photos and
wonderful, and useful charts and tables!
||[No image currently available]
Cloth and Costume, 1750-1800: Cumberland...
- Earle, Alice Morse. Two Centuries of Costume in America, 1620-1820. New York:
Macmillan, 1903. Reprinted, Rutland, VT: Tuttle, 1971. [ISBN 0-8048-0969-0]
two volume set, with lots of basic information. Consider its age in the history of costume
research. If you are suspect of anything, try to find other resources to add to the
- McClellan, Elisabeth. History of American Costume, 1607-1870. New York: Tudor
Publishing, 1937. [Originally published 1904, has been reprinted numerous times.]
large work, one of the classics!
- Warwick, Edward, and Henry Pitz and Alexander Wyckoff. Early American Dress, the
Colonial and Revolutionary Periods. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1965.
Lots of basic
categories, including children, the frontier, Quakers, etc. Cross check information with
- Wilcox, R. Turner. Five Centuries of American Costume. New York: Charles
Scribner's Sons, 1963.
Squeezes a long time period into a little book, so there is
little in-depth information, but a good thing to look at, especially for theatrical ideas.