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Re: remotely archival: historic textile/clothing question
You may want to try the Costume Society of America...
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From: "Nancy Freeman" <Nancy.A.Freeman@APHIS.USDA.GOV>
Sent: Monday, August 05, 2002 11:43 AM
Subject: remotely archival: historic textile/clothing question
> I think this is only remotely archival, if even that, however, I need some
> assistance and feel confident someone on the list can help me! In my
> spare time I'm a member of a historic house textile/custom committee. The
> group would like to display an old dress form with the date 1909 stamped
> the top. At least I think it's called a dress form. I'd like to research
> the thing to do the exhibit label but I'm having very little luck finding
> anything about the item. It's a metal form that's adjustable and I did
> find a definition in "The Dictionary of Costume." However, I can't seem
> find much else either on the internet, in books, or through a couple of
> local textile exhibits. What I want is a book or something that gives me
> some info on how these things were used, who used them, time frame, etc.
> know they were used to fit or make dresses but I'd like more concrete
> information. Please reply off list unless this is of burning interest to
> Many, many thanks,
> Nancy Freeman, Records Manager/Archivist
> National Wildlife Research Center
> 4101 LaPorte Ave.
> Fort Collins, CO 80521
> (970) 266-6023
> Nancy Freeman
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