The library has a modest collection of image databases that include fashion and costume images. You can also use the web resources below, just make sure you know where the image comes from and how to cite your sources. See Citing Sources for more information on using images ethically.
Fashion plates included in this collection are from some of the leading French, British, American, and other continental fashion journals of the 19th century and early 20th century: Belle assemblée; Le bon ton; Le Follet, courrier des salons; Journal des dames and des modes; Godey's lady's book and magazine, and others.
This collection contains 500 photographs of clothing items in the TFC as well as other materials related to fashion. The online collection is available to browse by decade, country of origin, and other themes.