The Romance of Old Clothes

  title={The Romance of Old Clothes},
  author={M. Hallab},
  journal={The Henry James Review},
  pages={315 - 320}
  • M. Hallab
  • Published 1 November 1995
  • History
  • The Henry James Review
"OLD LETTERS and old garments bring us in close touch with the past; there is in them a lingering presence, a very essence of life." These words introduce the final chapter of Alice Morse Earle's 1903 publication Two Centuries of Costume in America, asurvey of American clothing from 1620 to 1820. To Earle's readers—middle-class Victorians unnerved by their rapidly changing world—her vision of early American hearths and homes offered a comforting model of social and cultural change, grounding an… 


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