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Image databases and sites
A collection of hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data. Also includes special tools to actively use images. Images are from hundreds of museums, artists, artists' estates, photographers, scholars, special collections, and photo archives. For access to all features, you must register for a free account when connected to this database while on campus. You will set up your own username and password.
Videos and films
A Stitch in Time (film series)
Have you ever wondered who invented the thong bikini? Did you know that men were the first to wear stockings? That platform shoes were already around in 16th-century Venice? That the wedding dress was not always white? This series looks at the history of 20th-century fashion in a unique way: through 26 different garments and fashion trends that are explored in a tongue-in-cheek, yet informative, manner. With the help of rare archival images, A Stitch in Time shows how political, technological, cultural, and social changes have each affected the way we dress. A new spin on fashion that goes beyond the runway and designer biographies! 26-part series, 13 minutes each.
Jessie Ball duPont Library, University of the South
178 Georgia Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37383