Stories Our Textiles Tell
Best and rare examples of pre-mid-20th century clothing, accessories, and textiles that have survived the proverbial ‘wear and tear’ of history populate museum and private collections around the world. On display, these historic garments and fabrics tell stories of period fashions, craftsmanship, culture, and social status. With provenance, they take on a life of their own.
In this issue you will read about 10 remarkable 18th-20th century women, some known and others unknown, from a garment left behind and preserved for history; follow the revolution of the Mill Girls in the struggle to establish a wool industry in America following the Revolutionary War; go Inside Old Sturbridge Village’s new book “Needle & Thread”; learn more about the history and craft of lace; and appreciate the entrepreneurship of designer Hattie Carnegie, who went from immigrant to head of an $8 million fashion empire by the 1950s, and dressed everyone who was anyone in the first half of the 20th century.
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