American History Shown Through Fashion

An exhibition entilted ‘Gilded Age Glamour: Fashions from the Bartow-Pell Collection’ opened to the public Saturday, February 13, at the Bartow-Pell Mansion. The event hightlighted unique pieces from the museum’s collection from the Gilded Age (c. 1870-1900) in American history, which was associated with opulence and luxury particularly when it came to clothing.Men, women, and children’s garments as well as period fashion illustrations were on display.

{ictured, The decadence of the Gilded Age is exemplified by this beautiful white dressing gown, worn by women in the late 1800s.Edwin Soto

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