||This collection of men's fashion illustration plates contains 122 lithograph and chromolithograph plates issued in New York
by Jno. J. Mitchell Co., Tailors' Fashion Publishing Co., The New York Herald of Fashion Co., Butterick Publishing Co., and
West Publishing Co., between 1887 and 1931. Fashion illustration plates were large-format, detailed illustrations used by
tailors in consultation with clients regarding the fine details of made-to-order clothing. Many of the plates also prescribe
appropriate social settings for the attire, as well as supply suggestions for accessories.