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Costume, Fashion & Textiles

All Sewn Up: Millinery, Dressmaking, Clothing and Costume. From the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

Hang Zhiying. Qigong Tobabcco Company advertisement, 1930s.

Charles James Papers, 1704-1978. Finding Aid for the papers of Anglo-American couturier, from the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Clothes Tell Stories: Working with Costume in Museums. An "on-line Costume Workbook ... about how to use costume to tell stories."

Colonial Williamsburg Costume Design Center Timeline for clothing worn by its interpreters.

Costume Institute Records. Finding aid from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Electronic Swatchbook. From the Powerhouse Museum. Thousands of fabric swatches to search, including by color.

Elizabethan Costume Page. Guide to what people wore in the Tudor era.

Fashion Encyclopedia. Descriptions of fashions through history, including bibliographies.

Fashion Librarian's Resource Guide: Libguide created at Pima Community College, primarily for librarians but contains lots of resources.

Fashion Net: "This is the World of Fashion."

Fashion Plate Collection. From the University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections.

Fashion Photographs Collection, 1895-1980s. Finding aid from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Flamboyant Fashion: A fun Pinterest collection of historic fashions.

Getty Museum Open Content Program. High resolution images of works from the Getty that are in the public domain and may be used FREELY. Recent additions include Max Hutzel Photographs of Art and Architecture in Italy and 15th through 18th century tapestries.

Godey's Lady's Book. From the University of Vermont.

Opus Anglicum: The Evelyn Thomas Database of Medieval English Embroidery. Freely accessible as part of the Index of Christian Art.

Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996. Library of Congress website.

Smith College Historic Clothing Collection in Luna Insight. Images appropriate for classroom projection may be freely downloaded.

Tempora Atlantia: Eras in Embroidery. Annotated bibliography of sources for embroidery history.

Textile Hive. Subscription database of over 40,000 textiles.

Textile Study Room Records, 1908-2003. Finding aid from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.   

Tom Brigance Collection, 1930s-1960s. Finding aid from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Washer Textile Collection, 1930s-1960s, 1994. Finding aid from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

World War I Laces. Online exhibition from the National Museum of American History. 

Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection: Selection of the designer's work from the 1960s to the present.