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The pocket : a hidden history of women's…
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The pocket : a hidden history of women's lives, 1660-1900 (2019 original; edició 2020)

de Barbara Burman, Ariane Fennetaux (Author.)

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Pencils, a sketchbook, cake, yards of stolen ribbon, thimbles, snuff boxes, a picture of a lover, two live ducks: these are just some of the fascinating things carried by women and girls in their tie-on pockets, an essential accessory throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. This first book-length study of the tie-on pocket combines materiality and gender to provide new insight into the social history of women's everyday lives--from duchesses and country gentry to prostitutes and washerwomen--and explore their consumption practices, work, sociability, mobility, privacy, and identity. The authors draw on an unprecedented study of surviving pockets in museums and private collections to identify their materials, techniques, and decoration; their use is investigated through sources as diverse as criminal trials, letters, diaries, inventories, novels, and advertisements. Richly illustrated with paintings, satirical prints, and photographs of artifacts in detail, this innovative book reveals the unexpected story of these deeply evocative and personal objects.  … (més)
Membre:AnneLeapidge
Títol:The pocket : a hidden history of women's lives, 1660-1900
Autors:Barbara Burman
Altres autors:Ariane Fennetaux (Author.)
Informació:New Haven : Yale University Press, 2020.
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The Pocket: A Hidden History of Women's Lives, 1660-1900 de Barbara Burman (2019)

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This is an academic study of the tie-on pocket in the UK. Pockets from different periods, of various materials, owned by women of all social classes are described and compared. Certain aspects are repetitive, but it is readable by anyone interested in such things. What is missing is a collection of pattern to make your own, however there are plenty of examples with dimensions listed, so I guess it would not be difficult to recreate some of them.

It is written from the point of view of social history. I'm reading a lot of needlework details in. ( )
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Pencils, a sketchbook, cake, yards of stolen ribbon, thimbles, snuff boxes, a picture of a lover, two live ducks: these are just some of the fascinating things carried by women and girls in their tie-on pockets, an essential accessory throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. This first book-length study of the tie-on pocket combines materiality and gender to provide new insight into the social history of women's everyday lives--from duchesses and country gentry to prostitutes and washerwomen--and explore their consumption practices, work, sociability, mobility, privacy, and identity. The authors draw on an unprecedented study of surviving pockets in museums and private collections to identify their materials, techniques, and decoration; their use is investigated through sources as diverse as criminal trials, letters, diaries, inventories, novels, and advertisements. Richly illustrated with paintings, satirical prints, and photographs of artifacts in detail, this innovative book reveals the unexpected story of these deeply evocative and personal objects.  

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