Vintage Miscellany – April 14, 2020

I hope all of you are experiencing beautiful roller skating weather. I also hope that you are in a place where you can safely enjoy the weather. And most of all I hope you are in a place where people and your government are taking this crisis seriously.

  •  I follow a lot of museums and historic sites on Instagram, and they are all working hard to keep people engaged with their sites. I suspect that it’s a bit much, but if you need more stimulation, here’s a page that collects links to some of the online resources.
  •   If that doesn’t keep you busy, here’s another group from the Costume Society.
  •   Or just go straight to the Met.
  •   The State Archives of North Carolina is looking for volunteer transcribers of historic documents.
  •  For fans of Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum, there new series, Making the Cut, is now showing on Amazon Prime. It is similar to Project Runway, but because it’s on Amazon, all the annoying product endorsements are missing. Except the Amazon plugs, of course.
  •   The Journal of Dress History is online and free to read.
  •   A British couple is taking their daily walk wearing historic costume.
  •   Led by Christian Siriano, many fashion businesses are busy making masks.
  •   And finally, here is a fascinating look at junk history memes, and how the truth is so much more interesting than fake history.


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4 responses to “Vintage Miscellany – April 14, 2020

  1. KeLLy aNN

    I just got a new pair of skates for my birthday. They are white with rainbow light up wheels and rainbow pom poms and laces, AND a jingle bell on each skate! I am so excited…..

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  2. jacq staubs

    I was so impressed with the Couture Doll post i decided to create my own! My dolls will also be representative of a time capsule as well. My dolls are the kind that require pins. For now it is a work in progress.

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  3. Christine Seid

    A wealth of information. Have been perusing the Journal of Dress History for the past hour. In Vol. 1, Issue 1, the 2nd article analyzes dress in portraiture of the 17th C Swedish court. She describes Pandora dolls in Sweden: “From the middle of the 17th century, there were also fashion dolls, commonly known as Pandoras that were created to provide an idea of the demands of fashion on a lady who wished to be up to date.1” There’s a picture and description of one such doll,too.
    Such a coincidence after your Theatre de la Mode post


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