Exhibition Journal: Fashioning the New Woman, 1890 – 1925

Fashioning the New Woman was an exhibition at the DAR Museum in Washington, DC, held the summer of 2013.  From my journal you can see that the items that were of the greatest interest to me were sportswear.  Some of the items, like the gym suit and swimsuit, were fairly common, but others, like the circa 1895 sweater are very rare, even in collections.

Sketching on site is often difficult due to crowds and lack of seating, but the conditions at the DAR were ideal.  Not only was the crowd light, chairs were provided for people who wanted to sketch or to read the booklets that accompanied the exhibition.

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4 responses to “Exhibition Journal: Fashioning the New Woman, 1890 – 1925

  1. That striped sweater does look amazing! I’m intrigued by the golf cape, too.

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  2. I also love the striped sweater. This journal is a fabulous idea, Lizzie. I will try to follow in your footsteps next time I can’t take photos.

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