Biographical Details on Boys' Clothing Styles: Ordinary People


Figure 1.--This was one of the Cocroft children in 1886. Figuring out who is who in the family is a bit of a challenge.

The HBC biography section is for people or families that have achieved some degree of notariety or fame. HBC readers in many cases have submitted family portraits. HBC has until now not added them to the biography section. We believe now that this is a mistake. Many of the HBC readers contributing family portraits can also provide details about the boy and him family. This background information help us to assess social trends and put the fashions involved in perspective. This is just why the biographical section is an important part of HBC. As a result, HBC has decided to create pages for these relatively unknown people, when some basic family data is available. Incidentally if you find a relative here, please do tell us somehing about him. While we believe that few HBC readers will actually encounter relatives, these individual biographies gibes us actual people refere to in other sections of HBC. We are indexing the individuals here in a variety of ways, alphabetically, chronologically, and by country.

Alphabetical Lists

Here we are listing these biographies alpahabetically to facilitate looking up individual names. The alphabdetical list is the primary data base in this section. While we have not persued geneolgical resreach on these individual, having the names and in many cases the loaction provide the potential to acquire more back ground information in the future which may provide additonal insights into the fashion and life style trends.

Chronological Lists

Here we are listing these biographies chronologically to facilitate assessments of clothing styles during specific periods. We have not yet listed all the alphabetical listings here.

Country Lists

Here we plan to list these biographies by country to facilitate assessments of country trends. We have not yet, however, begun the individual country indexing. The problem here is not so much creating the individual country lists, but maintaining them as new names are added to the master alphabetical list.

Geneology Searches

Readers may want to learn more information about the individuals in the HBC ordinary people section. There are various genological tools that may help find information about these individuals.There are a variety of ways to search for infomation about thm. These searches are often dependendent on national data bases. Many of the individuals in this section are Americans. A HBC reader has mentioned an important American resource for making hese searches RootsWeb.com. It is the largest free geneology service on the internet. Another useful site is Ancestry.com web site






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Created: November 4, 2002
Last updated: 4:04 PM 12/10/2006