Today's podcast is a look at a specific part of fashion history...underwear. The resources we discuss can be found via the following:
American Heritage Dictionaries. Word Histories and Mysteries: From Abracadabra to Zeus. Boston:
Houghton Mifflin Co., 2004.
Feldman, David. Who Put the Butter in Butterfly? . . . and Other Fearless Investigations into our Illogical Language. New York: Harper & Row, 1989.
Funk, Charles Earle. Hog on Ice & Other Curious Expressions. New York: Harper Colophon Books, 1948.
Funk, Charles Earle. Horsefeathers & Other Curious Words. New York: Harper & Row, 1958, 1986
Garrison, Webb. What’s in a Word? Fascinating Stories of More Than 350 Everyday Words and Phrases. Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press, 2000.
Hendrickson, Robert. The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins, Rev. & Expanded Ed. New York: Checkmark Books, 1997, 2000.
Mordock, John, & Myron Korach. Common Phrases and Where they Come from. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2001.
Morris, William, & Mary Morris. Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins, 2nd ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.
Family Tree Magazine - PhotoDetective blog by Maureen Taylor
YouTube - Indianapolis Museum of Art - Revealing Garments: A Brief History of Women's Underwear (presentation by H. Kristina Haugland)
Google Play: Fashions and Costumes from Godey's Lady's Book: Including 8 Plates in Full Color
Also note that Godey's Lady's Book is also available online on several websites including subscription website Accessible Archives .
50 Years of Pantyhose
Clothing in the Colonies (for ordering or making)
Fashion History: Love to Know
Front View, Back View – Underwear in America
Wikipedia - Godey’s Lady’s Book
Wikipedia - Bra
Wikipedia - Slip (clothing)
Wikipedia - Nylon
Wikipedia - Pantyhose
Heroes, Heroines & History - Saloon Girls of the Wild West
“The Ladies, God Bless ‘Em!” Shady Ladies of the Old West by Christine Jeffords
Legends of America - Painted Ladies of the Old West
Why Nylons’ Run is Over