March 24, 2017

Today in History: Vogue & Clothing Styles


Today in History–March 26–the Library of Congress features publisher Condé Nast, born on this day in 1874. While working as an advertising executive for Collier’s, Nast created the concept of magazines based on targeted groups of readers. In 1909 he purchased Vogue and five years later created Vanity Fair. Learn more about American clothing styles by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access primary sources related to clothing, style and fashion.

Condé Nast primary source set

Vogue 1920 fashion photographs (thumbnail images only)

“Vogue” keyword image set

Clothing – style primary source set

Clothing – fashion primary source set

Clothing & dress primary source set

Clothing & dress – Indian image set

Clothing & dress – Native American image set

Women’s styles animated film

Men’s styles animated film

Collier’s magazine illustrations & covers

The fashion industry: selected resources 

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