Connecticut Historical Society

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Costume and Textile Collection

"Numbering more than 8,000 items, this collection represents a significant portion of the museum’s holdings. The majority of pieces are costume and accessory items ranging in date from the early 1700s to the present day, including rare, early examples of everyday wear. Primarily focused on textile and clothing items worn or used by Connecticut residents, the collection nonetheless represents the changing styles and development of textile technologies affecting New England and the nation. Quilts, coverlets, bed hangings, linens, samplers, and other needlework items comprise the textile collection."

source: Connecticut Historical Society, http://www.chs.org/webmus.htm

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