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Early nationalism[edit]

Early 19th century dress.

An engraving from 'The Illustrated Police News', c1889, imagines Jack the Ripper

Tahitian woman in festive costume c. 1906

20th century[edit]

Republican costume designed by David. Engraving by Denon.

Philip Embury preaching during the first Methodist meeting in New York City

How the Other Half Lived: Rich and Poor Women in Victorian Britain — History is Now Magazine, Podcasts, Blog and Books | Modern International and American ...


18th-Century Clothing. Historic Threads online exhibit

Fashion design

Le Courtisan suivant le Dernier Édit by Abraham Bosse – a French courtier casting aside lace, ribbons and slashed sleeves in favor of sober dress in ...

Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D., America's first female doctor

Royal Navy ranks, rates, and uniforms of the 18th and 19th centuries

Clothing. Holbein, Hans, the Younger: portrait of Henry VIII

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cartoon in Punch (1911) compares changes in fashion between 1901 and 1911. "The dowdy voluminous clothes of the earlier date, making the grandmother an old ...

Edward Gibbon's Decline of the Roman Empire (1776) was a masterpiece of late 18th-century history writing.

18th and 19th centuries

The Source – Extant Garments, 18th-early 19th c. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)


Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man (c. 1490) demonstrates the effect writers of Antiquity had on Renaissance thinkers. Based on the specifications in ...


Ukiyoe print by Yamaguchi Soken of a Kyoto geisha

Nicholas II and the Empress dressed as Alexis I and Maria Miloslavskaya, for the Winter Palace's last Imperial ball

Lebanese dress from the late 19th century.

The Kangxi Emperor's reign and consolidation[edit]

1798: Political dress during the French Revolution.

La Miseria by Cristóbal Rojas (1886). Rojas was suffering from tuberculosis, when he painted this. Here he depicts the social aspect of the disease, ...

19th century[edit]

A man in one of the Nepalese national dress

Split in the women's movement

Group of teens Source

Louis XVI, by Antoine-François Callet, 1775



Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt

Men gather water from a mosque well. The roles of Afghani men and women differ

Blue and Pink Baby Clothes. “

Clothing and beadwork[edit]

The Portuguese and Christianity[edit]

Indigenous peoples[edit]

A detail from Benjamin West's heroic, neoclassical history painting, The Death of General Wolfe (1771), depicting an idealized Native American.

Modern history


Guided History

20th century[edit]


Socio-cultural and religious identity


... described by the chronicler as getoufte heiden "baptized heathens" and drawn wearing Saracene style clothes and weapons (Spiezer Schilling, p. 749).

Plymouth Brethren


English cricket in the 18th and 19th centuries

Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester in Eton dress in 1914. Top hats and cropped jackets are no longer worn.

Restoration actor Thomas Betterton as Hamlet, confronted by his father's ghost (with both Hamlet and Gertrude in contemporary dress) (1709)

Gwich'in Mother and Daughter - Midway Lake Music Festival - Near Fort McPherson -

Egyptian dress of the New Kingdom, 18th dynasty. King Tutankhamen wearing a double skirt

England and Wales[edit]

Silk painting depicting a man riding a dragon, painting on silk, dated to 5th-3rd century BC, Warring States period, from Zidanku Tomb no.

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