Dorothea June Grossbart Historical Costume Collection


This project provides digital images and descriptions of the Dorothea June Grossbart Historic Costume Collection. The physical collection contains over 400 garments and accessories from the 19th and 20th centuries, and is curated by the Fashion Design and Merchandising Area of the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Fine Performing, and Communication Arts (CFPCA). This collection, from 1850 - 1979, emphasizes women's garments and accessories, and is used for study and teaching, although access is limited given the fragility of the clothes and the manner in which they are stored for preservation. The capturing of these items with digital images allowed many more students to study the pieces in detail or examine them generally, without putting the clothes in further jeopardy.

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