Friday, September 29, 2023
Exhibit: Something Old, Something New: Wedding Fashions and Traditions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
I recently visited the MFA Boston to view ‘Something Old, Something New: Wedding Fashions and Traditions’ curated by Theo Tyson (@ms_theot...
Monday, September 12, 2022
A Pair of Silk Satin Shoes by Francis Jacobs, c. 1840s
According to a paper label adhered to one of his shoes, Francis Jacobs was a mid-19th century ladies shoemaker, with shops at 32 Rue de la P...
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Olivia Emeline Lane Dresses, c.1827-1835: Hand Sewn in Stratham, NH
Olivia Emeline Lane Dresses, c.1827-1835, Stratham, NH I recently spent time trying to untangle some of the storyline and chronology for...
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Found in Collections-Old York Historical Society
Found in Collections: A little fashion myth busting - not all women had small feet. Museum and family collections are skewed toward small si...
Sunday, July 31, 2022
“I have labored very hard to keep up courage....": Logbook Entries From An Unidentified Female Hand
This summer, I have been researching account books, day books, ledgers and logbooks at the Phillips Library and found the following of i...
Monday, December 27, 2021
Rachel Adams and Fragments of Her Embroidery, c. 1789
Tucked away safely in a dresser drawer in the Stone School Museum of the Newmarket Historical Society (New Hampshire) are several fragments ...
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Jacques Henri Lartigue & French Fashion, 1910s
Photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue captured the French elite at play - whether at motorcar racing or at fashionable promenades. His work ...
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