Fashion in the year 1853



During the ruling of Queen Victoria (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) in the year 1853 the French actor Francois-Joseph Talma leaves his mark on the textile industry with the Talma cloak made out of flannel, merino or velvet. Once again crinolines make themselves noticed, but this time they are tighter, dresses with broad shoulder pads become more popular and women start wearing natural fur collars and… Read the entire article on

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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