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Millinery & Hat Making in the Late
1800's/Early 1900's Historic Books on CD

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This fascinating collection of historic books explores Millinery (hats and hat making) in the late 19th and early 20th century. The collection includes several catalogs and picture books showing the latest styles at various name brand department stores during this time period as well as several books on the actual processes used to make hats - including materials, tools and instructions for milliners and enthusiasts to design and make their own hats in the latest styles.

This combination of many images of the more famous styles in this era as well as instruction manuals makes this book collection a must have for anyone looking to make period hats.

All the titles contained on this CD are listed below.

  1. The latest styles of hats and bonnets (1895) - Lord & Taylor - 40 pages
  2. Catalogue : fall and winter 1891. (1891) - Deutsch & Co. (New York, N.Y.) - 49 pages
  3. Fashion book : novelties, costumes, mantles, millinery, etc. (1874) - Debenham & Freebody (London, England) - 37 pages
  4. Fine millinery : fall and winter styles for ladies, misses and children, 1899-1900. (1899) - H. O'Neill & Co. (New York, N.Y.) - 25 pages
  5. Modern millinery; a workroom text book containing complete instruction in the work of preparing, making and copying millinery (1922) - Lyon, Hester B. -
  6. A complete course in millinery; twenty-four practical lessons detailing the processes for mastering the art of millinery; a text book for teachers of millinery. A guide for the millinery workroom (1919) - Bottomley, Julia; Burke, Emma Maxwell - 180 pages
  7. Millinery (1922) - Aiken, Charlotte Rankin - 232 pages
  8. Complete guide to millinery of Kintzel millinery school (1915) - Kintzel, Margaret; Lunt, Mary M. - 62 pages
  9. Home millinery, Madame Margariete's manual (1920) - Creamer, Margariet Alice (Hoffa) - 20 pages
  10. Home millinery course; a thorough, practical and complete series of lessons (1909) - National Millinery Company - 82 pages
  11. Practical millinery lessons (1914) - Bottomley, Julia - 136 pages
  12. Practical Millinery (1897) - Ortner, Jessica - 188 pages

Bonus - The Illustrated Milliner Magazine - June 1923

Here are some images from some of the volumes:

These first four images come from the book Practical Millinery Lessons to show you the
table of contents of one of the instruction manuals and a few of the illiustative
instructional images that are within its pages.

These next three images show you some of the many styles of hats
shown in many of the catalogs and illustrated volumes.

This CD runs on all Windows and Macintosh computers. You must have a web browser and Adobe Acrobat Reader - (available for free download if you do not have it installed on your computer.) The book index is organized in an HTML menu that is compatible with all browsers and the books themselves are in PDF format to allow them to be universally accessed. Many books on this CD are searchable and printable.

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