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The costume collection at the Maryland Historical Society is one of the museum’s greatest treasure troves. Composed of more than 6,000 garments dating from the early eighteenth century to the 1960s, the collection includes women’s and men’s clothing, infant and children’s clothing, uniforms and accessories of all kinds.

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Lottie Barton: Dressmaker, Importer, Smuggler

Nora Ellen Carleson, Summer 2018 Fashion Archives Intern


Stitching the Past into the Present: A 1970s Designer Maxi Dress

A reoccurring phenomenon we consistently witness here in the Maryland Historical Society’s costume collection is the cyclical nature of fashion.[..]


Juniors, Misses, Petites... Oh My!

By Molly Cohen, Fashion Archives Intern 2018