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  • Vintage Outer Banksby Sarah Downing

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2008; US$ 12.99

    In this never-before-assembled collection of lost landmarks, historian Sarah Downing evokes the Outer Banks of yesteryear. Drawn from the vast collections of the Outer Banks History Center and from locals mourning the forever changed character of the area, these vintage images reflect the hotels, stores, restaurants and bandstands that appeared in... more...

  • Hidden History of the Outer Banksby Sarah Downing

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2013; US$ 12.99

    The history of North Carolina's Outer Banks is as ancient and mesmerizing as its beaches. Much has been documented, but many stories were lost--until now. Join local author and historian Sarah Downing as she reveals a past of the Outer Banks eroded by time and tides. Revel in the nostalgic days of the Carolina Beach Pavilion, stand in the shadows of... more...

  • On This Day in Outer Banks Historyby Sarah Downing

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2014; US$ 12.99

    The Outer Banks is much more than an idyllic vacation destination. A day at a time through history, it has claimed its place as a colorful region of the Old North State. Author and historian Sarah Downing offers a daily look at the quirky and fascinating stories from the region's four-hundred-year history. During a fierce hand-to-hand battle off Ocracoke... more...

  • 101 Glimpses of Nags Headby Sarah Downing

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2009; US$ 12.99

    Nags Head boasts a plethora of natural wonders. From an ecologically unique maritime forest to breathtaking coastal dunes, the dynamics of the area corroborate the sentiment Thomas Nixon expressed in his 1964 classic. Indeed, as early as the 1830s, merchants and planters from the Albemarle region of North Carolina and Southside Virginia brought their... more...

  • Beauty and Cosmetics 1550-1950by Sarah Jane Downing

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 7.95

    The source of tremendous power and the focus of incredible devotion, throughout history notions of beauty have been integral to social life and culture. Each age has had its own standards: a gleaming white brow during the Renaissance, the black eyebrows considered charming in the early eighteenth century, and the thin lips thought desirable by Victorians.... more...

  • Fashion in the time of Jane Austinby Sarah Jane Downing

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 7.95

    The broader Regency period 1795-1820 stands alone as an incredible moment in fashion history unlike anything that went before or after. It was the most naked period since Ancient Greece and before the 1960s, and for the first time England became a fashion influence, especially for menswear, and became the toast of Paris. With the ancien regime deposed... more...

  • Fashion in the Time of William Shakespeareby Sarah Jane Downing

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 7.95

    Garments and accessories are prominent in almost all of William Shakespeare’s plays, from Hamlet and Othello to A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night. The statement 'Clothes maketh the man’ was one that would have resonated with their audiences: the rise of England's merchant class had made issues of rank central to Elizabethan debate, and a... more...

  • Fashion in the Time of Jane Austenby Sarah Jane Downing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 8.99

    The broader Regency period 1795 to 1820, stands alone as an incredible moment in fashion history, unlike anything that went before it. For the first time England became a fashion influence, especially for menswear, and became the toast of Paris, as court dress became secondary to the season-by-season flux of fashion as we know it today. Sarah Jane... more...

  • Fashion in the Time of William Shakespeareby Sarah Jane Downing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 7.99

    Garments and accessories are prominent in almost all of William Shakespeare's plays, from Hamlet and Othello to A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night. The statement 'Clothes maketh the man' was one that would have resonated with their audiences: the rise of England's merchant class had made issues of rank central to Elizabethan debate, and a... more...

  • Beauty and Cosmetics 1550 to 1950by Sarah Jane Downing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    The source of tremendous power and the focus of incredible devotion, throughout history notions of beauty have been integral to social life and culture. Each age has had its own standards: a gleaming white brow during the Renaissance, the black eyebrows considered charming in the early eighteenth century, and the thin lips thought desirable by Victorians.... more...

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