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dc.contributor.advisorWilson, Laurel E. Jankeeng
dc.contributor.authorShephard, Arlesa J.eng
dc.coverage.temporal1800-1899eng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Springeng
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.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Human environmental sciences.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 16, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Laurel Wilson.eng
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.eng
dc.format.extentpageseng
dc.identifier.oclc519653814eng
dc.identifier.otherShephardA-042709-D915eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/6182eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshWaterproof clothingeng
dc.subject.lcshRubber garmentseng
dc.titleWaterproof dress: an exploration of development and design from 1880 through 1895eng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineTextile and apparel management (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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