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  • Object: Button hook

    Oct 04, 2018

    I-0471d Button hook 1900-1950 Materials: Metal, wood Image by Birgit Brånvall, via Wikimedia Commons. An essential household item in the  Victorian era, used on everything from garments to shoes. A button hook was an ideal tool to have on hand [...]

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  • Object: Shoes

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0601a Shoes Salvatore Ferragamo Shoes Italian 1960s Materials: Leather, Thread This object is a pair of black and white leather spectator pumps, designed by the Italian designer Salvatore Ferragamo and owned by Lady Bird Johnson.  They were loaned to the [...]

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  • Object: Hat

    Oct 02, 2018

    2016.1.12 Hat B. B. Ruth American San Antonio, Texas 20th Century Materials: Cloth, , Rhinestones This object is a lady’s hat sold by Joske’s Department Store in the early to mid-1900s. It was owned by Elise Denison Brown Lane, a [...]

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  • Object: Magazine

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0569i Magazine “The Saturday Evening Post” American March 1911 Materials: Paper/Ink This object is an issue of “The Saturday Evening Post” from March 1911. The cover features the illustration of a woman wearing a broad brim hat, a white blouse, [...]

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  • Object: Dress

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0078a Dress French France 1925 Materials: Pink Chiffon, Crystal, White and Pink Beads It’s a dress, but what kind of dress is it? This item is a pink, two-tiered dress that looks to be a party dress resembling a popular [...]

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  • Object: Boots

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0567a Boots Rocky Carroll American Texas 1989 Materials: Leather The boots pictured above are made from leather, dyed black, and have the State of Texas on them with the Texas Rangers‘ logo as well. These cowboy boots belonged to George [...]

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  • Object: Kimono

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0385a Kimono Japan Mid- 20th Century Materials: Silk For many centuries in Japan the traditional style of dress was the square-cut body and sleeves of the kimono, which translates to ‘thing to wear’. It is believed the Japanese got the [...]

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  • Object: Obi

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0323s Obi Japan Mid- 20th Century Materials: Silk Photo via: National Museum of Denmark @ Flickr Commons, WikiMedia Commons This garment is called an obi and it first appeared in Japan during the Heian Period (794-1185). It was first designed [...]

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  • Object: Uniform

    Sep 25, 2018

    2010.7.1-3 Uniform American Texas Date: mid-20th century Materials: cloth and metal   This uniform is from the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) organization. The dress is made from blue polyester. It has ¾ length sleeves and [...]

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  • Object: Kroj

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0637b Woman’s Kroj costume Czech Czech Republic Date: 20th century Materials: textile Map via: Google maps   This Kroj costume consists of a head piece, vest, blouse, collar, apron, sash, petticoats and boots. The donor of this particular example purchased [...]

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