Americans invested a tremendous amount of labor into making and maintaining their wardrobes during the 19th century. This presentation will explore the life cycle of clothing during the 1800s: how it was created, mended, remade, washed, and ultimately recycled. This FREE presentation will highlight examples of garments and artifacts from the Illinois State Museum’s collection.
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Presented in partnership with the Illinois Humanities “Road Scholar” Speakers Bureau.