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.


Dressing an 18th Century Gown Today

1943.48.1 Gift of Miss Katherine S. Montell

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Fun in the Sun During the Roaring Twenties

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