A man and woman walking home from Church.

Man and Woman

A man and woman walking home from Church.

An illustration of an adult male in Army dress uniform.

Man in Army Dress Uniform

An illustration of an adult male in Army dress uniform.

"Dancing girls of Mexico." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Dancing girls of Mexico

"Dancing girls of Mexico." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Spider frightened Miss Muffett away.

Miss Muffett

Spider frightened Miss Muffett away.

This late 19th century misses dress has a simple design of puffed sleeves and a fitted waist.

Late 19th Century Misses Dress

This late 19th century misses dress has a simple design of puffed sleeves and a fitted waist.

"Drawn from a portrait of Elizabeth of York when young, in stained glass at Little Malvern." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Mitre Head-dress

"Drawn from a portrait of Elizabeth of York when young, in stained glass at Little Malvern." —…

An illustration of a mother dressing her daughter while her child shows her a small toy.

Mother Dressing Child

An illustration of a mother dressing her daughter while her child shows her a small toy.

The engraving, Music from 'Mirrour of the World' by William Caxton, the first English printer.

Music

The engraving, Music from 'Mirrour of the World' by William Caxton, the first English printer.

Three Hungarian peasants in traditional costume.

Hungarian peasants

Three Hungarian peasants in traditional costume.

A princess curious about a wardrobe in the woods.

Princess in the Woods

A princess curious about a wardrobe in the woods.

"One of the many caricatures of the extravagant fashions in headdress of both sexes during the eighteenth century."—Webster, 1920

Ridiculous Taste, or the Ladies' Absurdity

"One of the many caricatures of the extravagant fashions in headdress of both sexes during the eighteenth…

The old husband and the young wife from Sheridan's School for Scandal.

School for Scandal

The old husband and the young wife from Sheridan's School for Scandal.

"A scissors-shaped implement for fluting or crimping linen, etc. It has small cylindrical fingers, one of which is hollow to hold a heated iron. When the scissors are closed, this heated finger forces the cloth between the two other fingers, thus forming a flute." -Whitney, 1911

Fluting Scissors

"A scissors-shaped implement for fluting or crimping linen, etc. It has small cylindrical fingers, one…

A garment for the upper part of the body, typically having a collar, sleeves, and a front opening.

Garment Shirt

A garment for the upper part of the body, typically having a collar, sleeves, and a front opening.

An illustration of army sleeve insignia placement.

Sleeve Insignia Placement

An illustration of army sleeve insignia placement.

A man and woman wearing traditional Spanish dress.

People of Spain

A man and woman wearing traditional Spanish dress.

"Spotty effect. The eye jumps from one spot to another." —Kinne, 1920

Spotty effect

"Spotty effect. The eye jumps from one spot to another." —Kinne, 1920

"Steeple Head-dress. From Viollet-le-Duc." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Steeple Head-dress

"Steeple Head-dress. From Viollet-le-Duc." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"A female dress worn over the tunic; it came as low as the ankles or feet, and was fastened round the body by a girdle, leaving above the breast broad folds. The tunic did not reach much below the knee, but the essential distinction between the tunic and stole seems to have been, that the latter always had an institia or flounce sewed to the bottom and reaching to the instep. Over the stole the palla or pallium was worn, as we see in the cut annexed." — Smith, 1873

Stola

"A female dress worn over the tunic; it came as low as the ankles or feet, and was fastened round the…

A well-dressed woman playing tennis.

Tennis Woman

A well-dressed woman playing tennis.

a top, or spinning top, is a toy that can be spun on an axis, balancing on a point. This motion is produced by holding the axis firmly while pulling a string. An internal weight then rotates, producing an overall circular motion.

Spinning Top

a top, or spinning top, is a toy that can be spun on an axis, balancing on a point. This motion is produced…

"A complete dress, with the exception of sides and sleeves, in which case it was either made to fit closely about the person both before and behind, and then was continued to form a loose and flowing skirt of ample proportions and great length, or with a similar skirt the upper part of the dress also hung loosely." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Viollet-le-Duc

"A complete dress, with the exception of sides and sleeves, in which case it was either made to fit…

This late 19th century winter dress is designed with a cape that is worn over the dress and a scarf. The lady is also wearing a tied ribbon on her head with feathers in the center.

Late 19th Century Winter Dress

This late 19th century winter dress is designed with a cape that is worn over the dress and a scarf.…

This lady is wearing a late 19th century winter dress. She is also wearing a hat that includes a feather and a ribbon.

Late 19th Century Winter Dress

This lady is wearing a late 19th century winter dress. She is also wearing a hat that includes a feather…

A woman in an old style dress

Woman

A woman in an old style dress

A woman at a Jester costume dance.

Woman

A woman at a Jester costume dance.

An illustration of a woman in an ornate dress.

Woman in Ornate Dress

An illustration of a woman in an ornate dress.

An illustration of a woman in a long dress and hat standing behind a camera.

Woman Standing Behind Camera

An illustration of a woman in a long dress and hat standing behind a camera.

An illustration of a woman walking along a path with a cane.

Woman Walking with Cane

An illustration of a woman walking along a path with a cane.

A cartoon of a woman wearing a ruffled dress.

Woman with Ruffled Skirt

A cartoon of a woman wearing a ruffled dress.

The fancy york is a 19th century design. It is typically worn over a dress.

Fancy York

The fancy york is a 19th century design. It is typically worn over a dress.

The fancy york is a 19th century design. It is typically worn over a dress.

Fancy York

The fancy york is a 19th century design. It is typically worn over a dress.

A cartoon of a woman in a dress, with a young boy standing behind her.

Young Woman and Small Boy

A cartoon of a woman in a dress, with a young boy standing behind her.