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The Little Worn Girls Suit

Old and very old children’s clothing is hard to come by. Most of the items in the MSU Museum’s collection, even special occasion pieces like christening gowns, are in rough shape. This girls dress suit from 1871, however, is an exception.  Both the dress and the jacket are in nearly perfect condition.  There are no […]

The Shoes with a Sharp Story

Every once in a while, when I’m researching an object, I find something entirely unexpected.  That’s certainly what happened recently with a pair of early 20th century shoes.  Made of off-white leather with beautiful beading and curved heel, I wanted to get a sense of who and when the shoes might have been worn.  All […]

One Last Time!

Curator Shirley Wajda will be offering the last public tour of “Up Cloche: Fashion, Feminism, Modernity” this Saturday, 22 October, at 2:30 pm. Don your cloche and join the fun one last time!!!