Late in the eighteenth century, English children's apparel began to look different from that worn by their elders. The reason, says writer James Laver in his introduction, is that someone finally realized children were different. (The eighteenth-century child could hardly play comfortably dressed like his father in periwig, long coat and sword.) This book records those changes, with illustrations depicting styles at five- or ten-year intervals, from 1775 - when distinctive costume for children first made its appearance - to 1920. Each drawing is accompanied by a concise description.