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.


2018 Dress of the Year

The Maryland Historical Society Fashion Archives has announced its Dress of the Year 2018! With its stunning metallic gold and silver embroidery, lace[..]

A Shield Against the Cold: an 1820s Winter Bonnet

Today, December 21st, officially marks the beginning of winter and, consequently, the ushering in of cold, frigid weather. When you woke up this[..]

Collecting Cauet

Cauët Sœurs label on bodice's petersham band.