Victorian Fashion Tear Sheets

The museum has been given boxes of clippings and tear sheets from various donors over the years. From scrapbooks with favourite dresses cut out of Vogue magazine by an anonymous teenage girl in the 1930s to a filing cabinet of tear sheets accumulated by fashion journalist David Livingstone on topics as varied as Diana Vreeland to Punk.

Some will be kept, filed away for future research, some will be scanned and shared online, but most will be tossed. This article that appeared in the Picture Post on June 10, 1939 about women’s Victorian fashions is too friable to keep, and doesn’t offer any original information not already available in books or online, but many of the images were interesting, so I scanned it to share before recycling:

About Jonathan

Jonathan Walford is a fashion historian and co-founder of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario. The FHM maintains a collection of nearly 12,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has authored various books and museum catalogues, including The Seductive Shoe, Shoes A-Z, Forties Fashion, 1950s American Fashion, and Sixties Fashion.
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