The New School Archives Digital Collections

Fashion print scrapbooks circa 1800-1913

Collection, KA0091

About

Consists of 19 scrapbooks containing more than 10,000 prints of fashion illustrations produced between the early 1800s and 1913. The prints primarily depict men's, women's, and children's clothing and accessories, with a small number of images depicting theatrical costumes, architectural and sculptural details, and textile designs. One scrapbook contains swatches of French and Asian textiles. Many of the images were issued originally as portfolio prints, others cut from books and periodicals, such as Graham's Magazine and Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine. The majority of the earlier prints are of French origin.


Collection Guide

Guide to the Fashion print scrapbooks

Related person/organization

Parsons School of Design Parsons School of Design

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