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THTR 212: Costume History: Image Databases and Websites

Sample Illustration

Here is a sample illustration from Harper's Bazaar, as found in the American Periodical Series Online Database:

Google Images

Google Images can also be a source for images, but you will need to use specific terms in your search..

Use "Google Grammar" to improve your search.  For example:

"ancient egyptian" +Costume

Image Databases


ARTstor provides a broad and deep general collection of images of world art and architecture, as well as special collections including Native American, Asian, American and European art.

American Periodical Series Online

American Periodical Series OnlineProvides indexing and full text to over 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900. Included are special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children and women magazines, and other historically-significant periodicals, such as Harper’s Bazaar.  

Costume Websites