Battle of Gettysburg

New York City, Fashion, and the Civil War

July 1-3 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, often described as the turning point of the Civil War. And while New York City might seem worlds away from the battlefields of Pennsylvania, the city’s garment industry played an important part in the war. The war, in turn, played a significant role in the development of the American garment industry. Here are just a few of the fascinating intersections between New York City, Fashion, and the Civil War: Read More...
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