The Belle Époque - 1890 to 1914

Fashion was becoming homogenized in the 1700s and also in the earlier 1800s. This presumably occurred due to mass print media and rapid mail service. Steam ships made the movement of people, dresses, and mail relatively quick. Colonial backwaters like New York and Bueno Aires could keep up with Paris and London. Upper class fashion homogenized. Therefore, there are no separate albums for Iberian or Russian styles.


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