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  • Object: Mask

    Object: Mask

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0083c Mask, Theatrical Mexican Date: Unknown (likely early 20th century) Materials: Wood and Paint Photo via: Kathryn S. (Barr) McCloud This wooden mask is carved from wood and painted red with a black bat on it.  This mask was made [...]

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  • Object: Sampler (Sampler Book)

    Object: Sampler (Sampler Book)

    Sep 25, 2018

    The origin of samplers dates back to the 16th century. When women saw a stitch or pattern they liked, they were stitched on a narrow band, so they had a way of saving them. By the 17th century, samplers became [...]

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  • Object: Uniform

    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

    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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