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    • Are We an Impolite People?

    • Welch, Mary B. (Mary Beaumont), 1840-1923 ; Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm ; Iowa State College Department of Domestic Economy ; Home economics ; Courtesy ; United States -- Social life and customs ; lecture notes
    • Welch discusses definitions of politeness, people's perceptions of American society, examples of civility towards women, the genuineness of American politeness, and compares Americam courtesy to that in other countries.
    • Walking dresses

    • Clothing and dress; Costume; Fashion; Fashion Plates; Fashion Illustrations
    • Walking dresses for a mother and her two young children. The mother's dress has a fitted jacket that flairs out over her hips with lace trim, pagoda sleeves, a full skirt and a bonnet trimmed with flowers, feathers, ribbons and lace. The young...
    • Morrill Hall

    • Morrill Hall; Iowa State University;
    • View of the front (east) side of Morrill Hall. Most of the view of the building is hidden by bushes and trees, so that the middle and upper parts of the building are most of what can be seen.
    • Day dresses

    • Clothing and dress; Costume; Fashion; Fashion Plates; Fashion Illustrations
    • Two young women in day dresses with conical ankle length skirts, one has pagoda sleeves over long sleeves and other just has long sleeves. Both have boots with slight heels and one wears a Eugenie hat trimmed with feathers. Girl has a short dress...
    • Walking dresses

    • Clothing and dress; Costume; Fashion; Fashion Plates; Fashion Illustrations
    • Two walking dresses both with large hoop skirts. The left woman has a bolero jacket decorated with balls and her hair is pulled back into a snood. The right woman has a more fitted bodice-jacket with long tails, long sleeves, and an open front that...
    • Receiving dresses

    • Clothing and dress; Costume; Fashion; Fashion Plates; Fashion Illustrations
    • Two receiving dresses, both with wide necklines trimmed with lace, long sleeves with fitted lower portions, small waists, and long, full skirts. Left dress has a pleated bodice with lace trim, puffy upper sleeves, and a shawl. Right dress has...
    • Outing costumes

    • Clothing and dress; Costume; Fashion; Fashion Plates; Fashion Illustrations
    • Two outing costumes that exhibit the typical S-shaped silhouette of the period. The left outfit consists of a shirtwaist with a high collar, small bow tie, buttons down center front, long sleeves with cuffs, a belt, and a skirt with gores that...
    • Evening dresses

    • Clothing and dress; Costume; Fashion; Fashion Plates; Fashion Illustrations
    • Two evening dresses and two outdoor outfits all with enormous hoop skirts. The evening dresses in center have heavily trimmed bodices with wide necklines edged in lace, short sleeves, and simple skirts with decoration around the bottom. The left...
    • Dresses

    • Clothing and dress; Costume; Fashion; Fashion Plates; Fashion Illustrations
    • Two dresses both with lace collars; long, full sleeves and full skirts. The left dress has a fitted bodice with buttons down center front and piping or ribbon trim that angles to a point at the waist, the sleeves have contrasting undersleeves...
    • Day dresses

    • Clothing and dress; Costume; Fashion; Fashion Plates; Fashion Illustrations
    • Two day dresses. The left dress shows a wide lace collar over a chemise, 3/4 length sleeves trimmed in lace, and a full skirt with 3 flounces. The right dress shows a fitted jacket/bodice with a large basque that is elaborately trimmed in fringe...
    • Day dresses

    • Clothing and dress; Costume; Fashion; Fashion Plates; Fashion Illustrations
    • Two day dresses. The left dress shows a seamed and decorated bodice coming to a point at the waist, overhanging the shoulders are wide strips of fabric, the pagoda sleeves are extremely wide and 3/4 length with a lace blouse underneath, a lace...
    • Day dresses

    • Clothing and dress; Costume; Fashion; Fashion Plates; Fashion Illustrations
    • Two day dresses with small sloped bustles, overskirts gathered into trains, heavily trimmed with ruffles or tassels, and stand-up collars. Right dress has coat sleeves with military-style frogging on sleeves, bodice is princess-cut leading into...

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