collection of the dresses of different nations, antient [sic] and modern. Particularly old English dresses; after the designs of Holbein, Vandyke, Hollar and others, with an account of the authorities from which the figures are taken, and some short histo

Collection History

Many 19th century plate books on customs and costume came to NYPL from the founding Lenox and Astor library holdings, as well as the personal library of benefactor Samuel J. Tilden. Many of the titles chosen for digitization show dress in the context of ethnicity or nationality. Related dress materials, such as accessories and body ornamentation, are also included.

Related Resources

See also the following digital collections for additional regional works: [Africana & Black History; Asia and the Pacific Rim in Early Prints and Photographs; The Luso-Hispanic New World in Early Prints and Photographs; After Columbus: Four-hundred Years of Native American Portraiture; and Icons and Images of Cultures: Plate Books from the Russian Empire, Early Soviet Russia, and Eastern Europe, 1730-1935]

- 9/23/2004

Collection Data

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1757 - 1772
Place Term: London
Publisher: T. Jefferys
Library locations
Shelf locator: MMC+ (Collection of the dresses of different nations)
Clothing & dress
Physical Description
Form: Engravings ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Extent: 4 v. 480 col. plates. 34 cm.
Note: Hand-colored
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b14140320
UUID: bbec4410-c5fb-012f-2417-58d385a7bc34
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