Historic Textile and Costume Collection

The mission of the Historic Textile and Costume Collection supports teaching in the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, as well as other departments on campus; encourages research by students, faculty, and visiting scholars; and provides artifacts for use in class, exhibitions in the Textile Gallery, and loans at other museums.

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Man's Waistcoat


This vest was owned by Mr. Charles Bacon (1887-1953). The front of the vest is a cotton dobby weave, featuring a tan, medium gray and light gray…

Man's Waistcoat


This single-breasted vest, of a black satin weave, has a shawl collar, and six buttons covered with the same fabric as the vest front. The black…

Man's Waistcoat


This vest belonged to the father of the donor, Ray S. Oatly, Jr. Her grandmother's wedding dress, dated to 1801 or 1802, was in the same donation. Ray…

Man's Waistcoat


This dark blue silk satin vest was constructed in the early nineteenth century, around the year 1810. Made with a undyed and unbleached linen back and…