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Shifting Silhouettes Poster

Date: 2020

An online exhibit launched in 2020.

Fashioning an Education Announcement

Date: 2011-05-19 - 2011-06-12

To celebrate the college’s 150th anniversary, the Vassar College Costume Collection will share student research about the complex role that education has played to influence fashion. This exhibition will showcase student clothing from the 1860’s to…

Action view of stabilization sewing on Royal Blue Silk Dress with Tails

Creator: Holly Hummel

Date: 2014-06-12 - 2014-06-15

An exhibition of selected garments (dating from 1836-1956) donated to the Vassar College Costume Collection. The exhibition took place in the Faculty Commons in the College Center at Vassar, from June 12-15, 2014.


Date: 2013-05-23 to 2013-06-09

The spring 2013 historic clothing exhibition at Vassar College was entitled "For Better and For Worse: Sixteen Decades of Wedding Wear at Vassar," and was curated by Arden Kirkland (VC Class of 1993) and Faculty Emeritus Holly K. Hummel,

In 2007,…


Date: 2012-05-31 to 2012-06-03

The 2012 historic clothing exhibition for Vassar's Reunion was entitled "Generations of Fashion." Curated by Faculty Emeritus Holly K. Hummel, this exhibition showcased clothing worn by Vassar families, most notably an array of family heirlooms from…

Photograph from a textile stabilization workshop, part of the HCPW

Date: 2010-01-01 to 2010-06-07

An NEH-funded workshop for Vassar staff, students, and community members to learn about cataloging, condition reporting, stabilization sewing, and display techniques for clothing artifacts.


HCPW Announcement

Date: 2010-05-21 - 2010-06-06

An exhibition of historic costume from the Vassar College Costume Collection, showcasing student work to preserve history and design from the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth centuries. This was the culmination of the NEH-funded Historic Costume…

Date: 1859

In Trow’s New York city directory of 1859, there is a listing for "Rallings William, milliner, 318 Canal," presumably Mme. Rallings' husband (p. 656).

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Date: 1891

Listed in their 1891 catalog at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 22nd Street

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Date: 1888

Listed in their 1888-9 catalog at 765-767 & 769 Broadway, Cor. 9th Street, New York, NY

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Date: 1896

Wanamaker's opens a NY branch of its Philadelphia store at the site that had been A.T. Stewart, then Denning, then Hilton Hughes, at Broadway and 10th

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Date: 1892

Hilton Hughes takes over the former Denning store, which had formerly been A.T. Stewart, at Broadway and 10th

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Date: 1869

A. T. Stewart store opens on Broadway in 1869 at Broadway and 10th

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Date: 1884

Brooks Brothers store opens on lower Broadway in 1874

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Date: 1883

There is an advertised listing for "Ralling, Mme. E.," at 252 Fifth Avenue

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