Use these highly illustrated e-books to find images of the costumes and clothing people were wearing in different historic periods.
To open the book, just click on the book cover or title and then the green "Find It" button.
*If you are accessing off campus, you will be asked for an EUID and EUID password before the book will open.
To find images of theatre costume and decor for research by historical period and identification, search the databases listed below.
If accessing off campus, you will be asked for your EUID and EUID password.
The reference books listed below are full of images of costume and décor by time period.Most of the books are located on the 3rd floor of the Willis Library. Click on the title of the book to see the location and call number. Reference books cannot be checked out, but they can be used, photocopied, and scanned in the library. Scanners are free.
Survey of Historic Costume
20,000 Years of Fashion (Boucher)
The Guide to Historic Costume
Encyclopedia of World Costume (Yarwood)
The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Costume and Fashion: from 1066 to the Present
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Costume and Fashion 1550-1920
Encyclopaedia of Fashion
Evolution of Fashion
Fashion: From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day
Fashion in Costume, 1200-2000
Fashions in Hair (Corson)
Fashions in Makeup (Corson)
Men's Fashion: The Complete Source Book
Visual History of Costume Accessories
More Costumes for the Stage
Costume on the Stage, 1640-1940
Architecture and Ornament: A Visual Guide
Elements of style: Encyclopedia of Interior Architectural Details, 1485 to Present
History of interior design & furniture: from ancient Egypt to 19th century Europe
World furniture; an illustrated history
Furniture: world styles from classical to contemporary