Waterproof dress: an exploration of development and design from 1880 through 1895

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Waterproof dress: an exploration of development and design from 1880 through 1895

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dc.contributor.advisor Wilson, Laurel E. Janke en_US
dc.contributor.author Shephard, Arlesa J. en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1800-1899 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-25T17:47:45Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-25T17:47:45Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other ShephardA-042709-D915 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/6182
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Ph. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Human environmental sciences. en_US
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 16, 2010). en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Dissertation advisor: Dr. Laurel Wilson. en_US
dc.description.abstract Waterproof dress had an important role in the late nineteenth century. Heretofore little research has been done to examine the development and design of this apparel sector. The three types of waterproofing techniques used and developed in the nineteenth century included oil or paraffin, chemical, and rubber solutions. The rise leisure and consumption contributed to the growth of waterproof dress allowing people of all classes to benefit from the protective apparel. This research explored the technology and design of waterproof dress by collecting related patents between 1880 and 1895. These patents were compared with catalogs and periodicals from the same time period to better understand what innovations made their way to consumers. The patents helped to identify the problems with waterproof apparel that manufacturers sought to resolve. In addition, the patents assisted with clarifying the target consumers for specific apparel types. The research also revealed the longevity of the gossamer or lightweight rubber garment that experienced at least two decades of success. Overall, this research emphasized that waterproof dress was very important in the lives of many consumers toward the end of the nineteenth century. en_US
dc.format.extent pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2009 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Waterproof clothing en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rubber garments en_US
dc.title Waterproof dress: an exploration of development and design from 1880 through 1895 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Human environmental sciences en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 519653814 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertations


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