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Fashion plates from the collections of the Costume Institute and the Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Fashion plates, 1790-1929, 1700-1955 and men's 1880-1939 are collections of the contents of more than one hundred binders and boxes from the Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library, The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The enclosures contain men's, women's, and children's fashion plates published between 1700 and 1955, and are organized by date and/or topic.  See below for a list of the binders already digitized; the fashion plate scanning is an ongoing project and more plates will be added as they are completed.

See also the Costume Institute collection of digital texts and images on this page.

Read more about the Costume Institute Fashion Plates collection in these Highlights posts.

Fashion Plates, 1790-1929, 1700-1955 and men's 1880-1939 sub-collections:

 
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