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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 somewhat more organized with a simple border, with increasing...

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 Auxiliary VFW Post # 8786 in Freer, Duval County,...

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, in the Moravian-Slovak border area). The fabrics used and form of kroje found...