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Vassar College Costume Collection

Welcome to our collection of authentic historic clothing from the nineteenth century to today. Our digitization project is a work in progress, so please bear with us, and please share your feedback. Thanks for visiting!

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Featured Items

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Textile Stabilization Workshop with Colleen Callahan, part of the Historic Costume Preservation Workshop. ...more

Photographs of wedding dresses of Leontine McPhillips, Mary Lee Hartzell, and Anna Langdell

Photographs of wedding dresses of Leontine McPhillips, Mary Lee Hartzell, and Anna Langdell, for wedding wear exhibition For Better and For Worse ...more

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Textile Stabilization Workshop with Colleen Callahan, part of the Historic Costume Preservation Workshop. ...more

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Textile Stabilization Workshop with Colleen Callahan, part of the Historic Costume Preservation Workshop. ...more

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Textile Stabilization Workshop with Colleen Callahan, part of the Historic Costume Preservation Workshop. ...more

Recent Items

Full length cotton dress with lace decoration

White, cotton floor length dress with lace decoration on bodice, sleeves and skirt; flared skirt with gathered ruffle; tucks at waist give skirt shape; band collar in lace; vertical laceā€¦ ...more