"The shield carried by a mounted man-at-arms in the middle ages; especially, the triangular shield of no great length carried during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and hung around the neck by the guige, so as to cover the left arm and left side." -Whitney, 1911

Écu

"The shield carried by a mounted man-at-arms in the middle ages; especially, the triangular shield of…

"In armor, the devices, more or less elaborate according to according to the period, etc., serving to protect the shoulder, or to connect breastplate and backpiece at the shoulder. e, Épaulière, about 1425." -Whitney, 1911

Épaulière

"In armor, the devices, more or less elaborate according to according to the period, etc., serving to…

Costume about the middle of the 17th Century.

17th Century

Costume about the middle of the 17th Century.

Costume about the middle of the 17th Century.

17th Century

Costume about the middle of the 17th Century.

Costume about the middle of the 17th Century.

17th Century

Costume about the middle of the 17th Century.

Costume about the middle of the 17th Century.

17th Century

Costume about the middle of the 17th Century.

This is a Man and Woman dressed in 18th Century Costumes. The woman is dressed in a full dress that is wide, a cape, and a large feather hat. The man is dressed in a waist coat, breeches and a wig typically worn in those times by men.

Man and Woman 18th Century Costumes

This is a Man and Woman dressed in 18th Century Costumes. The woman is dressed in a full dress that…

"Examples of Greek Head-dresses (Ampyxes)."-Whitney, 1902

Ampyx

"Examples of Greek Head-dresses (Ampyxes)."-Whitney, 1902

"Part of the Apparel of the Alb of Becket."-Whitney, 1902

Apparel of the Alb

"Part of the Apparel of the Alb of Becket."-Whitney, 1902

Full armor from a brass of Sir John de St. Quintin, 1397. KEY: 1-helmet, 2-visor, 3-gorget, 4-breast-plate, 5-skirt, 6-arm-pieces, 7-elbow-piece, 8-gauntlet, 9-hauberk, 10-thigh-piece, 11-knee-piece, 12-greaves, 13-sollerets, 14-lance-rest, 15-belt.

Armor

Full armor from a brass of Sir John de St. Quintin, 1397. KEY: 1-helmet, 2-visor, 3-gorget, 4-breast-plate,…

Full armor from the beginning of the 16th century. KEY: 1-helmet, 2-visor, 3-gorget, 4-breast-plate, 5-skirt, 6-arm-pieces, 7-elbow-piece, 8-gauntlet, 9-hauberk, 10-thigh-piece, 11-knee-piece, 12-greaves, 13-sollerets, 14-lance-rest, 15-belt.

Armor

Full armor from the beginning of the 16th century. KEY: 1-helmet, 2-visor, 3-gorget, 4-breast-plate,…

The costume of an Assyrian King.

Assyrian King

The costume of an Assyrian King.

The Author gives some Account of imself and Family- His First Inducements to travel- He is Shipwrecked, and Swims for his life- Gets safe on shore in the country of Lilliput- Is made a prisoner, and carried up the country.

Author shipwrecked

The Author gives some Account of imself and Family- His First Inducements to travel- He is Shipwrecked,…

Roman standard Bearer

Bearer

Roman standard Bearer

This is a drawing of a lady in bed. She is sitting upright in her bed, with hat boxes, a hat, and undergarments surrounding her at the foot of the bed.

Lady in Bed

This is a drawing of a lady in bed. She is sitting upright in her bed, with hat boxes, a hat, and undergarments…

Two Japanese people bowing to eachother.

Bow

Two Japanese people bowing to eachother.

A boy playing

Boy

A boy playing

A boy in a hat.

Boy

A boy in a hat.

A boy in a hat.

Boy

A boy in a hat.

A boy

Boy

A boy

Boy's cap.

Cap

Boy's cap.

A Cap of Maintenance is a ceremonial crimson velvet cap lined with ermine. It is one of the insignia of the British sovereign, and paraded directly before the monarch during the coronation procession or on such state occasions as the State Opening of Parliament. It is carried by the Leader of the House of Lords, upon a white wand.

Cap of Maintenance

A Cap of Maintenance is a ceremonial crimson velvet cap lined with ermine. It is one of the insignia…

A man's flat cap of the 16th Century.

16th Century Flat Cap

A man's flat cap of the 16th Century.

A man's flat cap of the 16th Century.

16th Century Flat Cap

A man's flat cap of the 16th Century.

"Costume, temp. Charles II." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Charles II

"Costume, temp. Charles II." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

This queen chess piece is wearing a 16th century costume, worn by the princesses of Germany.

Queen Chess Piece

This queen chess piece is wearing a 16th century costume, worn by the princesses of Germany.

"Chief of the Clan MacDonell." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chief

"Chief of the Clan MacDonell." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Children demonstrating the directions of their shadows.

Children

Children demonstrating the directions of their shadows.

Manufacturing and sale of clothing.

Clothing

Manufacturing and sale of clothing.

The part of a shirt, coat, dress, blouse, etc., that encompasses the neckline of the garment and is sewn permanently to it, often so as to fold or roll over.

Shirt Collar

The part of a shirt, coat, dress, blouse, etc., that encompasses the neckline of the garment and is…

Departure of Christopher Columbus from Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain

Departure of Columbus from Spain

Departure of Christopher Columbus from Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain

A soldier in the Continental Army.

Continental Soldier

A soldier in the Continental Army.

These two men riding on their horses are dressed in Italian 14th Century costumes. They are each earing hooded long capes with tall pointy brimmed hats.

Italian 14th Century Costumes

These two men riding on their horses are dressed in Italian 14th Century costumes. They are each earing…

The lower house of the legislature of France between 1795 and 1799.

Original Costume of a Member of the Council of the Five Hundred

The lower house of the legislature of France between 1795 and 1799.

Costume of a Doge from the Middle Ages.

Doge

Costume of a Doge from the Middle Ages.

Girls playing dress up

Dress Up

Girls playing dress up

A girl playing dress up

Dress Up

A girl playing dress up

This is an early 20th century dress. It is designed long with layers of ruffles. It is fitted at the waist with flowers at the center.

Early 20th Century Dress

This is an early 20th century dress. It is designed long with layers of ruffles. It is fitted at the…

This is an early 20th century dress. It is designed long and has a long material hanging on the bottom of the dress and top. The dress is fitted at the waist with a triangular pattern all around the waist.

Early 20th Century Dress

This is an early 20th century dress. It is designed long and has a long material hanging on the bottom…

This is an early 20th century dress. It is a long dress that drapes in the back and long pants.

Early 20th Century Dress

This is an early 20th century dress. It is a long dress that drapes in the back and long pants.

This is an early 20th century dress. It consists of a long dress with a floral print, and a cylinder hat with a long ribbon.

Early 20th Century Dress

This is an early 20th century dress. It consists of a long dress with a floral print, and a cylinder…

These two ladies are dressed in early 20th century dresses. The lady on the left is wearing a long baggy dress with a long belt tied at the waist, and a hat. The lady on the right is wearing a long dress with an apron like style material added to the front. She is also wearing a hat with a fan like design material on top.

Early 20th Century Dresses

These two ladies are dressed in early 20th century dresses. The lady on the left is wearing a long baggy…

These two ladies are dressed in early 20th century dresses. Both ladies are dressed in long striped dresses with a belt at the waist. They are both also wearing hats.

Early 20th Century Dresses

These two ladies are dressed in early 20th century dresses. Both ladies are dressed in long striped…

The costume of an Egyptian King.

Egyptian King

The costume of an Egyptian King.

The costume of an Egyptian Queen.

Egyptian Queen

The costume of an Egyptian Queen.

This illustration shows the costumes worn during the Elizabethan Era.

Elizabethan Costumes

This illustration shows the costumes worn during the Elizabethan Era.

This frame was used to design and create different lady dresses.

Frame for Ladies Dresses

This frame was used to design and create different lady dresses.

"A Frate della Misericordia. MISERICORDIA, the name of a society (of laymen) in Florence, founded in the 13th century, who tend the poor sick, carry victims of accident or disease to the hospitals, and the dead to their burial. Members of all classes of the community, including the highest, are enrolled in this charitable association; and their somber and forbidding costume-- a dark monastic dress, with the cowl pulled down over the face so that the eyes merely peep through little holes." -Hazeltine, 1894

Frate della Misericordia

"A Frate della Misericordia. MISERICORDIA, the name of a society (of laymen) in Florence, founded in…

"An assemblage of the most illustrious personages in France in the year 1696, when compared with the numerous effigies and other portraits of the same era in this country." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

French Costume

"An assemblage of the most illustrious personages in France in the year 1696, when compared with the…

A French Dandy of 1791

French Dandy

A French Dandy of 1791

A woman wearing an outfit from 17th Century France.

French Outfit

A woman wearing an outfit from 17th Century France.

French traders in America in the seventeenth century.

French Traders in America

French traders in America in the seventeenth century.

This is a primitive clothes holder that fits around either male or female torso. The primary purpose of clothing is functional, as a protection from the elements. Clothes also enhance safety during hazardous activities such as hiking and cooking, by providing a barrier between the skin and the environment.

Garment Supporter

This is a primitive clothes holder that fits around either male or female torso. The primary purpose…

This Union overcall garment was used as a suit which is still commercially available. Depending on the size, some union suits can have a dozen buttons on the front to be fastened through buttonholes from the neck down to the groin area.

Union Overall Garment

This Union overcall garment was used as a suit which is still commercially available. Depending on the…

Gulliver has reached the land of giants, called Brobdingnag. The giants gather around him in curiosity.

giants gathered

Gulliver has reached the land of giants, called Brobdingnag. The giants gather around him in curiosity.

A geisha woman.

Geisha

A geisha woman.

Gentleman of 1750.

Gentleman of 1750

Gentleman of 1750.

Gentleman of the time of Charles I.

Gentleman of the time of Charles I

Gentleman of the time of Charles I.

One of the giants in Brobdingnag picks Gulliver up to get a closer look.

gulliver giant hand holding

One of the giants in Brobdingnag picks Gulliver up to get a closer look.

Gulliver knealing down infront of the Lilliputian Emperor being condemned for a crime.

Giant knealing down

Gulliver knealing down infront of the Lilliputian Emperor being condemned for a crime.