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CATALOG REVIEW – Wedded Perfection
The thick catalog that accompanies the exhibit Wedded Perfection is an amazing review of the gowns featured in the show. But it also includes extensive essays on the history of the American wedding.
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Brides in the New World
Learn more about early American brides, from Native Americans to the Colonial Era. This is the second in a series of articles about the evolution of bridal fashion, featuring museums with wedding gowns currently on display.
Brides in the Civil War Era
The hoop skirt was all the rage in the Civil War era. Learn more about bridal fashion in the 1860s! This is the fourth in a series of articles about the evolution of bridal fashion, featuring museums with wedding gowns currently on display.
Brides in the 1930s, 1940s, & 1950s
Fashion changed a lot after the stock market crash through World War II. But in the Postwar Ear, luxury in bridal fashion returned! This is the seventh in a series of articles about the evolution of bridal fashion, featuring museums with wedding gowns currently on display.
Bridal Gown Preservation 101
Wedding season is here! Are you a bride-to-be or newlywed? Here’s everything you need to know to preserve your own wedding gown! Believe it or not, you can do a better job yourself than a bridal shop or dry cleaner. Store your priceless gown the way museums store their textile treasures.
BOOK REVIEW: Silent Cities – The Evolution of the American Cemetery
Written by prominent historians, this hard-to-find book about cemeteries is definitely worth reading!
BOOK REVIEW: Corsets – A Visual History
This book is full of vintage illustrations of that garment we love to hate – the corset!
BOOK REVIEW – The Glitter and the Gold, Consuelo Vanderbilt’s Memoirs
If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to live as a member of the upper crust in the Gilded Age, this book is for you!
BOOK REVIEW – The Care of Antiques
This highly-recommended book is a standard museum studies text. If you are responsible for taking care of anything historic, you definitely need this book in your library.
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