Victoriana Exhibit

Dress from Victoriana Exhibit

A brief visit with this lady would show that she is a woman of many layers. The exhibit displays the clothing and accessories she would use to prepare for her daily appointments or a special evening event. Her underpinnings, corsets, bloomers, stockings, high top shoes, hats, evening headpieces, carpet bags, gloves, fans, jewelry, and home accessories are shown within the Schofield Display cases. The highlight of the first floor exhibit is an evening gown designed and constructed by Sue Davis of the John M. Pfau Library.

On the fourth floor, the display case outside the Special Collections area showcases my lady in a day outfit that she might wear to run her household or accept visitors. This display also houses more of her underpinnings, corsets, bustle, shawl, purse, fan, additional accessories, and millinery storage.

Scattered amongst the exhibits are vintage Victorian advertising cards featuring the styles of the day.

Contributors to the exhibit are: Cheryl Beesley, Sue Davis, JoAnn Oliver, Lenora Venturina.

Victorian advertising cards made available from John M. Pfau Library Archives.

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