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Bissonnette on Costume: A Visual Dictionary of Fashion
Example images of costume by locality, time period and accessories.
Bits of Blue and Gray - American Civil War Fashions
The column describes the clothing women wore during the Civil War era, undergarments, dresses, jackets, coats, hats, as well as accessories, shoes, belts, purses, etc.
Clothing of the 1830s
Cornell Costume and Textile Collection
Costume History at The Costumer's Manifesto
Links to many sites by period which are useful for dating old photographs based on the clothes worn by the subjects.
The History of Fashion and Dress
Timeline of Costume History
Dating Portraits - Clothing Styles
Dressing Baby - 1850s Style
Dye History from 2600 BC to the 20th Century
Fashion history, costume trends & eras, Victorian costumes & haute couture. Useful source for dating old photographs.
Godey's Lady's Book
Historical Boys Clothing
Jessamyn's Regency Costume Companion
Lisa's Fashion History Database
Full-color drawings of ladies fashions from the 1800s and 1900s.
Notes and Illustrations on Regency Clothing Styles
With 1895 Charles E. Brock illustrations for Pride and Prejudice.
Southern Refugee Society
Civilian Civil War Re-enactors with information and links on period fashions.[The original link is broken. This link points to an archived copy on the Wayback Machine]
The Black Fashion Museum
The Black Fashion Museum in Washington DC acknowledges the achievements and contributions of people from the African Diaspora to the apparel industry.
The Costume Gallery
The Costume Page - Costume History
The Costumer's Manifesto
Victorian fashion links.
The History of Costume
By Braun & Schneider - c.1861-1880.
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