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dc.contributor.advisorWilson, Laurel E. Jankeen_US
dc.contributor.authorShephard, Arlesa J.en_US
dc.coverage.temporal1800-1899en_US
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Springen_US
dc.descriptionThe 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.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Human environmental sciences.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 16, 2010).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Laurel Wilson.en_US
dc.description.abstractWaterproof 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.extentpagesen_US
dc.identifier.oclc519653814en_US
dc.identifier.otherShephardA-042709-D915en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/6182
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2009 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshWaterproof clothingen_US
dc.subject.lcshRubber garmentsen_US
dc.titleWaterproof dress: an exploration of development and design from 1880 through 1895en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman environmental sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman environmental scienceseng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US


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