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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 (Ladies Auxiliary VFW Uniform)

    Object: Uniform (Ladies Auxiliary VFW Uniform)

    Sep 25, 2018

    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 is approximately knee-length. This uniform belonged to a member of the Ladies [...]

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  • Object: Kroj (Woman’s Kroj costume)

    Object: Kroj (Woman’s Kroj costume)

    Sep 25, 2018

    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 the costume in the village of Hluk (near the town of Uhersky Brod, [...]

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