The truth about good goods: Clothing, advertising, and the representation of cultural values at

Schorman, Rob
March 1996
American Studies (00263079);Spring96, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p23
Academic Journal
Examines the strategies of clothing manufacturers and the representation of cultural values in the United States at the end of the nineteenth century. Transition shift from Victorianism to modernism; Changes brought by the advent of mass communication; Impact of urbanization, immigration and industrialization.


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