Do you love to look at vintage photographs? Are you planning a Civil War reenactment? Would you like to create an authentic hoop skirt dress but don’t have any ideas? If you answered yes to any of those questions then Hoop Skirts and Fabulous Frocks is for you. This book has forty authentic photographs of women and girls from the Civil War era. Each photograph is accompanied by a brief description and-when known-who she was. Some of the photos are of famous ladies-including several First Ladies-and others are of unidentified women. There is a short overview of hoop skirts and their popularity. At the end of the book are two pages of suggestions on how to use the book.