Exhibition 26: March 2014 – November 2014

Beyond Fashion:
Bustles, Buckles & Bathing Suits

This was our Clarkston version of Project Runway! On display were a wonderful variety of clothing and accessories that Clarkston residents once wore to attend local functions. The colors and fabrics ranged from simple muslin to colorful silks and rich velvets. After all, even farmers were known to visit the Opera House or have their photo taken at Petty Art Studio. Among the items on display were children’s fashions, three generations of wedding dresses, wool bathing suits and even Washington Irish’s pocket watch. Feathers, lace and Union suits – we pulled out our Sunday best!

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