The Language of Fashion: Dictionary scans aal through blotch

The Language of Fashion: Dictionary scans aal through blotch
This entry is part 21 of 21 in the series The Language of Fashion - 1939 Fashion Dictionary

Here we go! I plan on scanning and posting this whole fashion dictionary, The Language of Fashion by Mary Brooks Picken (published in 1939). If you’d like the full rez scans, they will be available for a reasonable price, when I finish. So far, only about 200 more pages to go 🙂

This starts with the letter a: “aal. Dye, red in color. Obtained from root of the East Indian Shrub”. It defines such interesting things as amice (a rectangular piece of linen worn by clergy), Ascot ties, Arrowhead stitch, Baguette-cut stones, baldric, barrow coat (a type of swaddling worn by infants), beaver (see furs), bengaline fabric, bindings (of various sorts)… and ends with blotch.

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Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on Archive.org. I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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