BellaOnline-The Voice of Women-Book Review-Christine Sharbrough-Library Sciences Editor

Here is a terrific new review of my book at BellaOnline by Christine Sharbrough, BellaOnline’s Library Sciences Editor:

Here are some quotes from the review:

“Patrons often need more than just books when researching their family history. Many times, patrons will bring old photographs to the library in the hopes of finding a resource that will help date them. “Out of Style” by Betty Kreisel Shubert might just be that resource.”

“Unlike other books on dating photographs, this one has a social history behind why fashions changed (or didn’t) and evolved the ways they did. The author created her first fashion designs when she was thirteen years old. She has spent a lifetime designing for stage, screen television, Las Vegas and Disneyland.”

“Also covered are women’s hairstyles in all their beribboned, curled and braided glory. Hats, Bonnets and other accessories are also shown. But, it is not only the women covered in this book but the men as well. Coats, trousers, vests, shirts, ties, hats, hair and facial hair.”

“Social historians will have a great picture of the evolution of fashion for men women AND CHILDREN from the 19th through the 20th centuries. Vintage collectors will also find much that is useful in these pages.”

“Beyond the sketches and the history behind the fashions, the author presents the information in a no-nonsense, easy to understand format that makes this book eminently readable as well as browsable. Great for the personal or public library, schools, and theatre groups.”