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New York Fashion, Costumes, and Textiles

New York Fashion, Costumes, and Textiles Collection Unparalleled for their splendor, documentation, and extraordinary level of preservation, the 27,000 objects of the Costume Collection not only chronicle the stylistic evolution of our nation’s fashion capital, but proffer an intimate insight into the social history of its populace. Its holdings betray the aspirational nature of fashion, … Continue reading

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Civil War fashion from Bentonville Battlefield re-enactors

FOUR OAKS, N.C. – Even as soldiers battled in wool flannel uniforms all year, Civil War-era ladies wore wool all year, too. At this weekend’s re-enactment of the Battle of Bentonville (http://www.nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi), Hilda Mariquez and other female re-enactors will be decked out in boots, hoops, corsets and petticoats that may be topped with nets or … Continue reading