Head to Toe at the Niagara Historical Society Museum

I had the pleasure of speaking to the Niagara Historical Society Museum in Niagara-on-the-Lake a couple of nights ago. Their current feature exhibition is called From Head to Toe and highlights some of the best fashion treasures from their collection. Some of my favourites included two dresses worn by sisters who were photographed wearing the dresses; a brown and black striped silk dress by Charles Worth from the 1870s, an 1880s grey silk taffeta, black lace and steel beaded dress, and a paisley mantle with applied beadwork. The exhibition closes October 31 .

About Jonathan

Jonathan Walford is a fashion historian and co-founder of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario. The FHM maintains a collection of nearly 12,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has authored various books and museum catalogues, including The Seductive Shoe, Shoes A-Z, Forties Fashion, 1950s American Fashion, and Sixties Fashion.
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2 Responses to Head to Toe at the Niagara Historical Society Museum

  1. Steven says:

    I have a Newlands & Company Saskatchewan Buffalo Robe
    I am happy to send you pictures if you wish or if you have an interest in it …

    Thank you very much

    Steven Lloyd



    • Jonathan says:

      Hi Steven; If not us, I am sure there would be interest in the robe from one of the local museums. Jonathan

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