The sculpture of an ancient Snake Goddess. The artifact demonstrates typical Minoan female attire.

Aegean Snake Goddess

The sculpture of an ancient Snake Goddess. The artifact demonstrates typical Minoan female attire.

"A plume composed of feathers arranged in imitation of the feathers on the head of the heron, and worn on helmets or by ladies as a part of their head-dress, etc."-Whitney, 1902

Aigret

"A plume composed of feathers arranged in imitation of the feathers on the head of the heron, and worn…

This is an illustration of "Beauty and the Beast" a fairy tale by artist Robert Anning Bell in 1894. It seems to depict three ladies sewing a dress.

Beauty and the Beast

This is an illustration of "Beauty and the Beast" a fairy tale by artist Robert Anning Bell in 1894.…

"An example in which the type of a particular head-gear is exhibited with no less of moderation than of accuracy." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Butterfly Head-dress

"An example in which the type of a particular head-gear is exhibited with no less of moderation than…

A cartoon of a woman in a dress. A ribbon is wrapped near her, with the words "They make s what we are" written in it.

Cartoon of Woman in Dress

A cartoon of a woman in a dress. A ribbon is wrapped near her, with the words "They make s what we are"…

A gentleman dressed in fifteenth century fashion.

Gentleman of Fifteenth Century

A gentleman dressed in fifteenth century fashion.

A lady dressed in fifteenth century fashion.

Lady of Fifteenth Century

A lady dressed in fifteenth century fashion.

A couple dressed in sixteenth century fashion.

Man and Woman of Sixeenth Century

A couple dressed in sixteenth century fashion.

A child eating in a dress.

Child Eating

A child eating in a dress.

A tunic garmet usually worn by both men and women among the ancient greeks.

Chiton

A tunic garmet usually worn by both men and women among the ancient greeks.

A citizen in the time of Charles I; dressed in clothing of the time.

Citizen

A citizen in the time of Charles I; dressed in clothing of the time.

"Gules, an angel erect with wings expanded or, dress closegirt. CLOSEGIRT. A figure whose dress is fastened round the waist." -Hall, 1862

Closegirt

"Gules, an angel erect with wings expanded or, dress closegirt. CLOSEGIRT. A figure whose dress is fastened…

An illustration of clothes hanging on a clothes line with shoe sand gloves resting beneath.

Hanging Clothes

An illustration of clothes hanging on a clothes line with shoe sand gloves resting beneath.

A cartoon of a crying girl wearing a hat and a dress.

Crying Girl Wearing Hat

A cartoon of a crying girl wearing a hat and a dress.

"The diving dress envelops the whole body of the diver, the upper portion a being the "helmet," the intermediate portion b the "breast-plate," and the lower portion c the "dress." The hose by which the air is supplied is shown at d, and e is the "life" or "signal" line, which is attached to the diver's waist, and by which he makes signals and is hauled to the surface. The water-proof material of which the dress is made is very generally sheet india-rubber covered on both sides with tanned twill to protect the india-rubber from injury." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Diving Dress

"The diving dress envelops the whole body of the diver, the upper portion a being the "helmet," the…

A standard diving dress consists of a metallic (copper, brass or bronze) diving helmet, an airline or hose from a surface supplied diving air pump, a canvas diving suit, diving knife and boots. An important part of the equipment is the addition of lead weights, generally on the chest, back and boots, to counteract the buoyancy of the helmet and diving suit.

Standard Diving Dress

A standard diving dress consists of a metallic (copper, brass or bronze) diving helmet, an airline or…

An illustration of a cat and dog dressed in clothes and walking with an umbrella.

Dog & Cat Dressed with Umbrella

An illustration of a cat and dog dressed in clothes and walking with an umbrella.

This dress is made out of muslin a finely woven cotton fabric, richly embroidered in flowers and leaves.

Dress

This dress is made out of muslin a finely woven cotton fabric, richly embroidered in flowers and leaves.

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…

"Suggestion for simple lingerie dress." —Kinne, 1920

Lingerie dress

"Suggestion for simple lingerie dress." —Kinne, 1920

A young girl playing dress up. She is wearing a dress that looks to be from Colonial times. She is holding a paper fan, a coin purse, and is wearing glasses.

Young Girl Playing Dress-up

A young girl playing dress up. She is wearing a dress that looks to be from Colonial times. She is holding…

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…

"A dress which had only a sleeve for the left arm, leaving the right with the shoulder ad a part of the breast free, and was for this reason called exomis. It is represented in the following figure of Charon." — Smith, 1873.

Exomis

"A dress which had only a sleeve for the left arm, leaving the right with the shoulder ad a part of…

This cashmere fabric is taken from a dress. It is made out of wool in a design that consists of large leaves, and small flowers.

Cashmere Fabric

This cashmere fabric is taken from a dress. It is made out of wool in a design that consists of large…

This is a 12th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 12th century dress.

12th Century Fashion Silhouette

This is a 12th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 12th century…

This is a 13th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 13th century dress.

13th Century Fashion Silhouette

This is a 13th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 13th century…

This is a 14th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 14th century dress.

14th Century Fashion Silhouette

This is a 14th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 14th century…

This is a 15th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 15th century dress with a pointed hat.

15th Century Fashion Silhouette

This is a 15th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 15th century…

This is a 16th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 16th century dress.

16th Century Fashion Silhouette

This is a 16th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 16th century…

This is a 17th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 17th century dress with a tall hat.

17th Century Fashion Silhouette

This is a 17th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 17th century…

This is a 18th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 18th century dress.

18th Century Fashion Silhouette

This is a 18th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 18th century…

This is a 19th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 19th century dress with a hat.

19th Century Fashion Silhouette

This is a 19th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 19th century…

This is a 19th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 19th century dress with a bonnet hat.

19th Century Fashion Silhouette

This is a 19th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 19th century…

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 woman wearing an outfit from 17th Century France.

French Outfit

A woman wearing an outfit from 17th Century France.

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…

Girl walking toward left.

Girl

Girl walking toward left.

Little girl with bows on her dress and in her hair.

Girl

Little girl with bows on her dress and in her hair.

A backwoods girl

Girl

A backwoods girl

A young girl seated in front of a fishbowl, with a book and toys nearby.

Girl and fishbowl

A young girl seated in front of a fishbowl, with a book and toys nearby.

An illustration of a girl sitting in a chair and putting on her shoes.

Girl Sitting in Chair and Putting on Shoes

An illustration of a girl sitting in a chair and putting on her shoes.

Girl skipping and dog.

Girl skipping

Girl skipping and dog.

An illustration of a young girl wearing a frilly bonnet and holding an umbrella.

Girl Wearing Bonnet & Holding Umbrella

An illustration of a young girl wearing a frilly bonnet and holding an umbrella.

Girl's dress from back.

Girl's dress

Girl's dress from back.

Two young girls lost in the woods.

Lost girls

Two young girls lost in the woods.

Haymaking, a painting by William Mulready.

Haymaking

Haymaking, a painting by William Mulready.

"Head-dress from Effigy of countess of Laucaster." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Head-dress

"Head-dress from Effigy of countess of Laucaster." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The strange male head-gear of the French. It shows the upper part of the scarf when hanging down, and often was treated as a hood for occasional use only." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Head-dress

"The strange male head-gear of the French. It shows the upper part of the scarf when hanging down, and…

"The Angular Head-dress of Elizabeth, Queen of Henry VII." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Head-dress

"The Angular Head-dress of Elizabeth, Queen of Henry VII." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"One of the least extravagant and tasteless forms of fashionable head-dress of the 18th century." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Head-dress

"One of the least extravagant and tasteless forms of fashionable head-dress of the 18th century." —…

This is a clothes hook, a stationary mechanical implement were clothes are hung from.

Clothes Hook

This is a clothes hook, a stationary mechanical implement were clothes are hung from.

"A moderate form of the head-dress." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Horned Head-dress

"A moderate form of the head-dress." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"A device for making flutes in a fabric or article of dress, as a ruffle." -Whitney, 1911

Fluting Iron

"A device for making flutes in a fabric or article of dress, as a ruffle." -Whitney, 1911

A highlander wearing a plaid kilt.

Kilt

A highlander wearing a plaid kilt.

"The Knight and the Lady. By Albrecht Dürer. From the engraving on copper." -Heath, 1901

The Knight and the Lady

"The Knight and the Lady. By Albrecht Dürer. From the engraving on copper." -Heath, 1901

A lady dressed old fashioned

Lady

A lady dressed old fashioned