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World4 documents in pictures and text, by means of partly rare bibliography, how fashion and culture were received in the 19th and early 20th century.

The costume illustrations made in the 19th century and depicting the Middle Ages do not always correspond to the clothing actually worn at that time, but are often due to the idealised ideas of the time. Here we try to find sources that are as authentic as possible for the respective epoch.

For most posts, the sources are shown at the end of the posts. For specific research on public libraries, search, subject, see link.

Not to forget Ubu, which stands for an extensive archive on art in the fields of exp. film, audio, performance, language, image of the 20th/21st century. 

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