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Dress, Class, and Caricature in Late Eighteenth Century England

Author: Bella Grace Ruhl (University of Arizona)

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Abstract

In this paper I analyze a sample of satirical prints from later eighteenth century London, identifying the ways in which class distinctions were addressed through depictions of dress. I argue that these images were an uneasy response to the de-stablizing effects of industrialization on sartorial literacy.

How to Cite:

Ruhl, B. G., (2019) “Dress, Class, and Caricature in Late Eighteenth Century England”, Footnotes: A Journal of History 3, p.130-157.

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20 May 2019
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