Historical Clothing and Textiles

Grace Keir
Issue Date: 
Spring 2007

Articles of clothing and accessories provide insight into when and where people lived, their occupation, how they spent their leisure time, their social status and what organizations they belonged to. Examples include a wedding cape from 1893, a dance dress from 1925, quilts from the 1890s and 1900s, a shawl worn by a member of the Jewett family in 1865.

Key Word Search Terms: 
Textiles. Kelley. Columbian Exposition. Scherer. Mankato. Minneopa. Hansen. Lake Crystal. Kuebler. New York. Dance instructor. Chicago Musical College. Severson. Jensen. Hardanger. Lampert. Women's Relief Corps. Grand Army of the Republic. Mills. Garden City Township. Inkpatuda. Sioux outbreak. Jewett.