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THEATER 6 - Costume Unit 1900 thru 1940's: 1940s

1940s Fashion

Advertisement For Olympic's 'Rockefeller' Suit, 1940s. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 16 Nov 2011.

Image Database

Britannica Image Quest 

The best place to search for images.

Search tip: use keywords "1940s fashion" and "1940s" to find a fascinating selection of images of people, places, events and artifacts.

*Be sure to cite the images you use. Copy the MLA citation on the lower right hand side.

Remote Access

To access databases and eBook articles outside of school you will need passwords.

To find them, go to the "Library, Middle School" teacher page. There you will find a list of online resources complete with links, usernames and passwords.

Click here to login to Teacher Pages.

Life Magazine

Browse  Life Magazine for photos and advertisements that capture the time period.

Pop Culture Universe database

Pop Culture Universe  Begin your research here!

Select "Explore a Decade"

Go to "Introduction to the 1940s"  for an overview

See "Media & Visuals"

See "Facts & Figures"

See "Timeline"

Research Tip: Copy the source citation located at the bottom of each article you use

eBook Articles

Fashion Overview

The 1940s: Fashion: Overview   American Decades (eBook)

Clothing, 1946-60   Fashion, Costume, and Culture (eBook)

The 1940s Lifestyles and Social Trends   UXL AMerican Decades (eBook)

Enlisted Wear Abroad and at Home: Men and Women in Uniform   American Decades (eBook)

Research Tip: Copy the source citation located at the bottom of each article you use.

Selected websites

Fashion History

  • The Arts of the 1940s  Explore fashion, film, dance, music, and theater, and the politics of the United States and the rest of the world during this huge time of social change.


  • Hair Archives   See "Early 40s look", "Six Vintage 40s Looks" and "Glamour Looks from the 40s".