Throwback Thursday: A Scrapbook of Women’s Fashions

Willennar Genealogy Center’s collection is full of Throwback Thursday potential, so let’s get our #TBT on!

Today for Throwback Thursday & Women’s History Month we’re featuring a short visual history of women’s fashion in the United States.

The clippings featured in the slideshow below were all scanned from a scrapbook of women’s fashions, originally owned by Dr. Bonnell Souder of Auburn. The style illustrations she cut and pasted into this book range from the voluminous, floor-length frocks of the early 1800s to the slimmer, draping styles of the 1930s—and all the bonnets, bustles, and other details that came somewhere in between.

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Want to see more local history? Click here to browse our online photo database, visit the official Genealogy Center Facebook page, or read some of our previous posts for Women’s History Month in DeKalb County.


About Chelsea

I've been working at Willennar Genealogy Center for over two years now, and I've loved every minute of getting to learn more about the stories of DeKalb County and the surrounding area. I'm interested in all kinds of history, but I'm especially fond of the early film industry, old letters and journals, the DeKalb County Fair, and the Interurban line.
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