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    Navy WAVES

    back of late 19th C., Kimono (maiwai), Indigo cotton, tsutsugaki pattern of pawlonia mon at center back and sleeves, phoenix at hem, unlined. Original catalog card also indicates c. 1850-1875; unfinished; phoenix, paulownia tree, insect cage; paste-resist dyeing (tsutsugaki) on cotton. ”Kimono (maiwai), Japanese, 1875-1899, Indigo dyed cotton plain-weave, A maiwai , 1875-1899. Kent State Museum

    From David Cole's "Survey of U.S. Army Uniforms, Weapons and Accouterments," p. 61.

    A line of women displaying all of the clothing and accessories in the Wheaton College AWVS collection.

    Three World War Two AWVS members in uniform.

    AWVS at Lima Canteen

    A group enjoying a Christmas party for the AWVS ( American Women's Voluntary Services). #vintage #1940s #WW2

    In 1941 Betty White put showbiz on hold & signed up to work with the AWVS for 4years.

    Hattie McDaniel a member of the AWVS during WWII

    A photograph of a samurai ca. 1870 from the Peabody Museum Collections.

    Robe à la Française 1760 The Kyoto Costume Institute

    Robe à la Française 1770s Les Arts Décoratifs

    Dress, 1920s

    1935 magazine ad. Maison de Linge is also noted in a 1924 New Yorker Magazine for its "informal linens for country houses; modern monagrams well done."

    Portrait of Marie Caroline Silvester by James O. Mahoney, 1935

    Hard to believe we're about to treat this president's christening gown! I wonder if he was born with that scowl...

    Edward Hitchcock, 1793–1864 The Religion of Geology and its Connected Sciences (1851) Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College

    Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863), ca. 1860. John L. Lovell, 1825–1903. Albumen print, Carte de visite Memorial Hall Museum, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, Massachusetts

    Professor Edward Hitchcock Returning from a Journey ca. 1838 Painting oil on canvas mounted on board

    ‘Elijah “The Real” McCoy, inventor, patented his first Steam Engine lubricator on this date July 2, 1872. Patent # 129,843. The saying The Real McCoy, meaning the real thing, has been associated with Elijah McCoy’s invention of an oil-drip cup, for which he was well known.’ (photo: Elijah “The Real” McCoy) - CARTER Magazine Every Canadian learns that The Real McCoy was a Black Canadian genius inventor whose parents were escaped slaves who travelled the Underground railroad to get to Canada

    High-post bedstead, possibly by Thomas Seymour or Vose and Coates. Fabric by William Lemon. Gilder John Doggett. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

    HOLY SMOKES! This is all hand done. Normandy mixed lace spread, mid 20th century. see details: www.vintagetextil...