Tag Archives: fashion

Top 12 Waistcoats – part 2

This is a guest post by Zoe-Marie Dobbs, a volunteer with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.    The garment that survives in largest quantities from the 18th century is the waistcoat. This was often the most expensive and decorative part… Read more

Top Ten Bags : Part Two

This blog concludes the top ten bags list, here are the final five. The first is one of the smallest bags that we came across and dates to around 1900. It is made of a very fine silver chain and has… Read more

Top Ten Bags : Part One

For the past eight weeks Chiao-Mei Lin and I, who are both masters students at Newcastle University, have been working on a number of projects in the costume and textiles store at Discovery. For this project Mei and I have been… Read more

Reinventing the Wheel

I was having a bit rummage and found this marvellous sepia photograph dated 1880:- At first sight, it appears to show a dastardly Victorian villain attempting to flee the scene of some dark deed aboard a horseless, minion-powered vehicle with feet… Read more

Fabulous Fans – Part Two

During my project I re-packed the fans so they could be immediately visible before they are handled. This is so important due to the fragility of some of the fans. They are all stored in draws in the museums costume… Read more