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Published by Bowling Green State University Popular Press in Bowling Green, OH .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • Clothing and dress -- United States -- History.,
  • United States -- Social life and customs.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Patricia A. Cunningham and Susan Voso Lab.
ContributionsCunningham, Patricia A., Lab, Susan Voso.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGT605 .D75 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination221 p. :
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1439504M
ISBN 100879725788, 0879725796
LC Control Number93070441
OCLC/WorldCa29440486

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