Friday, January 21, 2011

Vintage Fashion News

by Nancy DeWitt

There has been a lot happening behind the scenes with our vintage clothing collection this winter. Sarah Marshall, manager of our hotel gift shops, has been busy cataloging and photographing the numerous garments and items we've acquired over the past year. Here she is taking a break next to our 1907 White Steamer, wearing one of the reproduction hats visitors can don to have their photo taken in our 1911 Everitt touring car.


After carefully unpacking an item, Sarah takes photographs for our database and for the garment's storage container.




Most of the items are then wrapped in acid-free tissue and placed in archival storage boxes. Thanks to Sarah's efforts, it's now much easier to find a particular garment when we want to put in out on display. You can see that our storage room is getting quite full.


Speaking of displays, you can expect to see a LOT more fashions out on the museum floor this spring. Last week a big shipment of mannequins arrived, so now there are 40 torsos and lots of appendages keeping Sarah company in the back room. I'm sure she'll be happy to see them dressed and on display!

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely adore the hat Sarah Marshall is wearing! What a fascinating blog! Vintage rocks! Love, A Girl in Seattle :)

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