Monday, November 14, 2011

Photos from our Vintage Fashion Show

Textiles on display during "250 Years of Fashion - A Vintage Fashion Show" Photo by Hannah Lillie, 2011
Thank you to Lindsay DeBlock, Mimi Stringham, and Jan Page for their help dressing our models; Abby Graffia, Bryne-Marie Sydne, Courtney Page, Jenn Stein, Julia Stein, Katie Stokarski, and Sara Gray. Thank you to our guest models, Cori Santagate, John Swanson, and Anna DeBlock. And to everyone who helped with refreshments. You all made this a successful event! The clothing and accessories used for this fashion show were a combination of reproductions as well as vintage and antique items. Most items are part of the collection here at the historical society. The reproduction pieces and a few of the vintage pieces were on loan from a private collection. 

Photo by Hannah Lillie, 2011
Photo by Hannah Lillie, 2011
The first outfit shown was a reproduction suit of men’s clothing from the mid 18th century. The coat and breaches are made from burgundy wool broad cloth. Men’s breeches were fitted through the legs but were rather loose in the seat. This allowed for easy of movement, especially for activities such as horse-back riding. 

Women’s clothing in the 18th century underwent a variety of changes. Abby modeled a reproduction silk taffeta gown in the style know as a “saquec” or “robe a l’frances”. This style was popular from the 1740s to the 1770s. The gown is worn over a linen shift, stays that are fully boned, pocket hoops which hold the gown out at the sides, an under petticoat, a silk petticoat, stomacher, and finally the gown itself.

Snuff gloves c.1800 to 1820, SAHS collection. Photo by Hannah Lillie, 2011 
A variety of Victorian era women's clothing was shown, ranging in date from the 1850s to the 1890s. 

 Bustle gown from the 1870s.
Photo by Hannah Lillie, 2011
Wedding gown of Elinor Price, 1886.
Photo by Hannah Lillie, 2011

   Leg o' mutton sleeves and wedding bonnet.
Photo by Hannah Lillie, 2011
Clothing from the 1920s to modern day was also featured. Including a 1920s wedding gown, prom dresses from the 1950s and 1960s and modern day athletic wear.
1940s dress and fur wrap. Photo by Hannah Lillie, 2011
A special thank you to intern Hannah Lille for photographing our fashion show. And for allowing us to use her photos. A video of the fashion show is available through SAPA-TV.

Interns and intern coordinators. Photo by Hannah Lille, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Supper

The Springfield Art and Historical Society cordially invites you to attend our Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Supper Thursday November 17th at 6:00pm.We will have a brief business meeting before dinner.

Special guest speakers Annette Spaulding and Patrick Madden will present their program, "Hurricane Hunters" starting at 7:00pm. Annette and Patrick have given several wonderful talks in the past. It is always a pleasure to hear about their adventures! Past programs by Annette and Patrick have included "The Ghost of Sharron Lake", parts one and two.
SAHS members and the public are encouraged to attend! Please bring an appetizer, main dish, salad or dessert to share.
If you would like to RSVP, please contact us at 802-885-2415, or at 

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