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American Artifacts: Fashioning the New Woman 1890-1925

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Washington, DC
Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Daughters of the American Revolution Museum exhibit, "Fashoning the New Woman: 1890 to 1925," details how women's clothing changed as women's roles in society changed during the progressive era. American History TV joined DAR Curator Alden O'Brien as she gave a tour to a small group to show examples beginning with elaborate 1890s bustle dresses and ending with flapper dresses and World War One Red Cross uniforms.

Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013 at 10:28am (ET)

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