The following internet sources are various museums or auction houses which provide the opportunity to view extant garments and other items of the 18 th Century. These items may provide additional documentation or a glimpse into use of specific materials or construction details.
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- http://www.whitakerauction.com Whitaker-Augusta Auctions. Galleries have images from past auctions.
- www.antique-fashion.com Karen Augusta Antique Lace and Fashion. Make sure to check the museum archives gallery for past auctions.
- http://collections.vam.ac.uk Victoria and Albert Museum
- http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/index.html National Park Service Museum Management. Go to the American Revolutionary War link.
- http://www.history.org Colonial Williamsburg. Look under “museums” to find collections, or under “research” to access the Journal.
- http://www.kci.or.jp/archives/index_e.html Kyoto Costume Institute Digital Archive.
- http://www.vintagetextile.com/early.htm Vintage Textile: check out “early” or gallery.
- http://timetraveltextiles.com Time Travel Textiles: good selection of prints to evaluate.
- http://www.timetraveltextiles.com/id20.html Here is an article on cotton fabric in 18 th C.
- http://www.marquise.de/database/dbsearch.shtml La Couturiere Parisienne: Database of artwork, searchable by country, date, class, etc.
- http://www.gbacg.org/great-pattern-review/index.html Great Bay Area Costumer’s Guild ( San Francisco) Users reviews of many historical patterns.
- http://www.meg-andrews.com/ Meg Andrews: Antique Costume and Textiles.