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Revisiting the World's Fairs and International Expositions

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Exposition Universelle, Paris 1878

Articles

  • Davis, Shane Alder. "'Fine Clothes on the Alter': The Commodification of Late Nineteenth-Century France." Art Journal 48 (Spring 1989): 85-89.
    French department stores and exhibitions conspired to change the French vision of womanhood from that of the thrifty republican housewife to the well-adorned Parisian fashion plate. Davis draws examples from the popular women's press to demonstrate this shift, and argues that these visions were incompatible and ultimately harmful to female identity.