Learn more about garments, accessories and photographs from the 1900s to the 1930s.
PDF fileA Peek Inside a Pumpkin Yellow Corset, opens in new window Analyzes a 1900s corset in relation to others of the same time period.
PDF fileThe Patricia Rogal Collection of Photographs, opens in new window Explores photographs, carte de viste, and cabinet cards from 1860-1920 kindly donated by Patricia Rogal. By Dr. Ingrid E. Mida.
PDF fileAnalysis of a 20th Century Boudoir Cap, opens in new window Analyses a women’s boudoir cap, tying it to notions of femininity and gender relations. The author’s creative component involves the making of a crocheted cap to further explore technique and practice. By Madison Schmidt.
PDF fileOf Shirtwaists and the Modern Woman, opens in new window Explores the history and production of shirtwaists. By Dr. Ingrid E. Mida.
PDF fileReading a Cape, opens in new window Considers the construction and manufacturing of a 1900s black wool cape by the T. Eaton Company. By Tori Hopgood.
PDF fileThe Bowler Hat, opens in new window Explores the history of bowler hats, touching upon their origin and their use during the late 1800s and early 1900s. By Dr. Ingrid E. Mida.
PDF fileLabels in the FRC, opens in new window Examines designer labels from the Designer Archive and highlights the history of labels in fashion. By Dr. Ingrid E. Mida.
PDF fileBlack Silk Parasol, opens in new window Explores a 1900s parasol decorated with scrollwork embroidery. By Dr. Ingrid E. Mida.
PDF fileA 1920’s Embroidered Evening Coat, opens in new window Discusses a Holt Renfrew evening coat from the 1920s. By Dr. Ingrid E. Mida.
PDF file1920s Brocade Opera Coat Reflecting Feminism and the “Modern Girl”, opens in new windowThrough the analysis of a women’s opera coat from the 1920s, this post explores the rise of feminism and birth of the “Modern Girl” in Canada. By Dianna De Angelis.
PDF fileA Handbag's Tale, opens in new window Creatively written from the point of view of the object itself, this post explores the object biography of a small enameled handbag. By Anna Pollice.
PDF fileA Study of Design Elements in 1930s Bridal Wear, opens in new window Explores the design and making of wedding dresses throughout the 1930s era. By Hannah Dobbie.
PDF fileEmbellished Silk Crepe Evening Jacket, opens in new window Examines a decorative jacket and discusses the intersections between fashion and art, as well as arguing against fast fashion. By Dr. Ingrid E. Mida and Kristina McMullin.
PDF fileMary Hamilton's Wedding Dress, opens in new window Examines a wedding gown from the 1930s that belonged to Mary Hamilton. By Hannah Dobbie.
PDF fileThe Kimono and the Haori, opens in new window Investigates two styles of traditional Japanese dress in relation to sustainability. By Jennifer Dares and Cecilia Gomes.
PDF fileThe Language of the Kimono, opens in new window Discusses the symbolism and meaning involved in the practice of wearing kimonos. By Dr. Ingrid E. Mida.
PDF fileThinking of Spring Flowers, opens in new window A pictorial post that displays a selection of floral-patterned dresses in celebration of spring. By Dr. Ingrid E. Mida.