Costume of the lower orders of the metropolis

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

Busby, Thomas Lord (Engraver)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1820
Place: London
Publisher: Samuel Leigh
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection
Shelf locator: 9-MMK (Busby, T. L. Costume of the lower orders of the metropolis)
Costume -- England -- London
Working class
Content: 6 plates missing from the book.
Statement of responsibility: [by] T.L.B.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 p. l., 23 col. plates. ;15 cm.
Hand coloring
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 3678875
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13951083
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bc5516e0-c6b3-012f-b4e9-58d385a7bc34
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