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Umbrellas and Parasols

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The origins of the word “umbrella” lie in the Latin umbra, meaning shade, while “parasol” comes from the Latin sol, meaning sun, and the two words were used interchangeably up until the middle of the eighteenth century (Farrell 1985). Since...

“Underneath the Parasol”: Umbrellas as Symbols of Imperialism, Race, Youth, Flirtation, and Masculinity

Ariel Beaujot

Ariel Beaujot is a Visiting Scholar and Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Department of History at the University of Vermont. She has also published the following articles relating to this study of Victorian fashion accessories: The Beauty of Her Hands: The Glove and the Making of the Middle-Class Body, and Coiffing Vanity: A Study of the Manufacture, Design, and Meaning of the Celluloid Hairbrush in America, 1900-1930. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Fashion Accessories

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...When the Prince of Wales undertook his famous 1877 voyage to India, he was warned not to appear in public without an umbrella over his head.Anon., “The Evolution of the Umbrella,” Chambers’s Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts...