Some readers have asked about HBC. Here you can find some basic infotmation about HBC and how our site is structured.
We have an introduction, FAQs, and a history of our site. We are also constructing a site index which some readers may find useful. We also have some suggestions about viewing HBC. If you have any ideas about other information readers may find useful. Just let us know.
- Introduction: Historical clothes for boys will seem remarkable to the modern parent. Even the most fashion conscious mom will marvel at the elegant brocades, lustrous velvets, silks, taffetas, printed, striped and flowered cottons, and laces from which boys' clothes were once made. Clothes included christening, school and party suits, coats, caps and hats, and shoes. The historical paintings and photographs illustrating the various styles should charm anyone susceptible to the enchantment and beauty of childhood and prove, as well, a storehouse of ideas for those concerned with fashion and design. Reflecting the modes and manners of the times in which they were made and worn, the costumes in this display should delight the eye and also touch the heart -- and they will no doubt recall some associations and many memories.
- Browsers: We are working on some suggestions about browsers.
- FAQs: Many of you have asked a variety of subjects about this web site. As I want to reserve my limited availble time for actually working on the web site. I am interested in your questions and will respond to those addressing the substantive topics addressed here. I thought I'd answer the more commonly asked questions here.
- HBC History: HBC has evolved over some time. We began as a very small site on a free Tripod site. You can still see Chris' name on many older HBC pages. The site as evolved greatly over time. Actually our readrs have played a major role in directing the growth of our site. We have created a short page on HBC's history for interested readers. Our web site has evolved out of a number of different streams coming together.
- Images: Readers have asked about viewing the images. Access to the images is very easy to obrain. Click here to learn how. We also have some suggestions about viewing the images.
- Site map: Many internet sites have a tree and branch diagram or outline index to help visualize the organizational structure and to follow all the various categories and sub-categories. This is in fact an enormous undertaking for a site the size of HBC. We have created a basic index and if readers find it useful, we will work with them to create a more detailed site index.