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Women in Uniform Through the Centuries - Elizabeth Ewing

B. T. Batsford, 1975, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges, a little faded at the same. Foxing to the endpapers.

Illustrated with B&W photographs. From beginnings in the religious and scholastic dress of the Middle Ages, the story of women's uniforms is meticulously traced through the splendid array of costumes worn 'in service' (or sometimes more appropriately in 'servitude') taking in on the way a bizarre collection of sheep dressed in wolves' clothing-women masquerading, sometimes with outrageous success, in male uniform. With Florence Nightingale, however, the connotations of slavery or transvestism were dispelled and women wore the uniform of nurse or soldier with a new pride: a process Elizabeth Ewing traces in Britain and America through two world wars to the present day.
Size: 10" x 7½"
Number of Pages: 160
ISBN: 0713429968

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