Here’s Geraldine Kirkendall, 1941, wearing her fancy ski suit and posing next to a 1938 Plymouth. Her suit is probably the same year as the car with the puffed sleeve caps, hip length jacket, and Germanic style motifs. Yes, even as Hitler was bullying his way across Europe, Bavarian and Austrian-inspired clothing continued to be popular in the US.
And now for the news…
- Eileen Fisher’s “Tiny Factory” is an interesting concept.
- Here’s a great article on the usage of feedsacks to make clothing and home goods during the Great Depression and beyond. I’m not sure about the use of the word burlap, which I associate with gunny sacks, though. thanks to Elizabeth
- If I were to make a list of things I can’t understand, how a tee shirt like this ended up selling on Walmart’s site would be at the top.
- I don’t buy Christmas gifts, but I might need to buy some of these historically minded things for myself.
- No Man’s Land: Women’s Photography and the First World War sounds completely fascinating, and is showing at Impressions Gallery, Bradford, England through December 30.
- I am always looking for great history podcasts, and was happy to learn of History Slam, which is Canadian. I loved this episode on skating in Canada. thanks to Christine
- Here’s another article on the early history of the vintage clothing industry.
- Meet the girl whose Bat Mitzvah dress was made by Christian Dior.
- Clothing company Patagonia has started legal proceedings that question the legality of a Presidential order that shrinks two National Monuments in Utah. Edit: I thought I was linking to the Post, so please view this article instead. Washington Post,
- Last week PRI’s program The World, did a series called Wear and Tear: The Women Who Make our Clothes. thanks to Riva