My photo today comes from a small photo album I recently acquired. There are absolutely no names in the album, nor on the backs of any of the loose photos, but I do know where the photos were taken. This is Camp Mohawk, which was located on Fourth Lake in the Fulton chain of lakes in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Camp Mohawk was built in 1897, and the clothing looks to be from a few years later, in the early days of the twentieth century. I’ll be showing more of the album this week.
And now for the news…
- Artist Textiles – Picasso to Warhol, an exhibition that was organized by the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, will be in New Lanark, Scotland starting in January.
- A factory in Turkey closed when the owner disappeared taking the company’s assets and leaving unpaid workers behind. These workers have been attempting to hold the clothing companies from which they made clothes accountable by leaving notes in the pockets of clothing they made.
- This article is a year old, and is rather long, so pour a cup of coffee or tea, and sit back and enjoy the art of block printed fabrics of the Georgian era.
- There are always good articles on Unzipped, the Levi Strauss blog, like this one of a WWI jacket.
- This exhibition of quilts made by soldiers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries sounds fascinating. It’s at the American Folk Art museum in New York City, and then will travel to Lincoln, Nebraska.
- The autumn 2017 edition of the Journal of Dress History is now available free online. At least read the article on designer Tina Leser.
- Charleston, SC, is getting a new museum.
- If you are a collector, you need an estate plan. Period.
- Job opportunity in Rochester, NY – jigsaw puzzle cataloger.
- Making indigo cloth in a Dong village in China.