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Theatre 361: Costume Design: Find Images

A guide to researching for costume design.

Materials Contemporary to Your Design

One excellent place to look for images of clothing in daily life from a time period in the past 150 years or so are advertisements, illustrations, and similar materials in magazines and newspapers of the period.  Listed below are just a few examples of where you might look.


Digital Images Collections Guide

Scott Spicer, a librarian at the University of Minnesota, maintains the Digital Image Collections Guide, which is a carefully assembled guide to nearly 1000 image collections online. There's a list of links just dealing with Costume Design!

Man's Yellow Wool Suit, Spain, c.1785

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