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Brethren Dress - A Testimony to Faith

Esther Fern Rupel, 1994


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201 Pages

The first publication in which the unique dress of a religious body has been studied in such detail. The Brethren originated in Germany in the early eighteenth century and emigrated to America in 1719-1735. By the early nineteenth century specific dress items had been prescribed for the members. This volume studies the origin and variations in dress styles as well as the later demise of the dress requirements among the Brethren. More than 200 old and historic photographs are reproduced beautifully in this book. It has been called "a major publishing event in the field of Brethren history."

Contains 211 photographs