The photo above came from an estate in California, but other than that, I know nothing about it. I have not had a lot of success finding vintage photos of women of color wearing sportswear but I am always looking. Anyway, this probably is from the mid to late 1930s.
I was told by the internet that today is #MuseumStoreSunday. I had not planned this, but many of today’s links are museum related. And if you are lucky enough to live near a good museum, you might show your support with a visit today.
- As we all know, many museums are struggling for funding. I can’t help but think of how the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts was forced to close. If you love a museum, especially a small one with a tight budget, now is the time to support it. You can start by considering a donation to the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario. Or if you are in the area, pay them a visit and do a bit of shopping in their store.
- You might also consider a donation to the Museum of London. They are currently having a fundraiser by way of ArtFund.org. The proceeds will be used for conservation. And be sure to follow curator Timothy Long’s fantastic Instagram account to see how the money will be used.
- The Museum of the Bible has opened in Washington.
- The National Football Museum is in the United Kingdom, and to American’s, the topic is soccer. I’m really loving their blog on women’s football, a topic about which I was clueless.
- The Museum of the City of New York is hosting Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip, now through April 1, 2018.
- Designer Azzedine Alaïa has died.
- How to outsmart all the fake history photos on Twitter.
- In response to the closing of the Cone Mills White Oak Denim Mill, Pacific Blue Denim in California is planning to start production of selvage denim next year. thanks to Brooke for the link
- A new Dior exhibition has just opened in Toronto at the Royal Ontario Museum.
- The Museum at FIT wants your most memorable garment.