From Queen Victoria to King Edward, from Teddy Roosevelt's America and the days before the telephone, this period marks the beginning a new era. The First World War was still years away. I've extracted images primarily from the magazines published by the pattern making companies of the day. The big three: The Delineator, published by Butterick; The Designer, published by Standard Fashion; and McCall's, which published its own patterns. There is, of course, material available from other publications. During this era printed publications were the main source of fashion news and served as the primary instruction for home sewers.
This disc is a compilation of images from The Designer, The Delineator, and McCall's magazine from the year 1905. I have selected pages from these magazines pertaining to fashion and dressmaking.
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Contents of 1905