Onondaga Historical Society Museum, Syracuse, NY

Just got back from a whirlwind trip to Syracuse where I spoke at the Syracuse University on shoe history, and then saw some amazing costume collections at the University, behind the scenes at the Rochester Museum of Science, and at the Onondaga Historical Society Museum that had an exhibition of Victorian clothes as well as other interesting things on display.

A spectacular Iroquois beaded shirt, 1850s/60s, but difficult to see under the plexi
The Brannock device was invented in Syracuse!
Doll’s Bloomer costume, early 1860s
View of the Victorian clothes on display

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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