Jon Crispin's Notebook

Willard Suitcase #21 / Irma M. (update)

Posted in Asylums, Willard Asylum, Willard Suitcases by joncrispin on 18/07/2013


My good friend Connie Frisbee Houde (who works with clothing and fabrics at the New York State Museum and is also a photographer) sent me some information about the shawl that was in yesterday’s post.  The technique is called assuit.  Very interesting, so click the link to read more.  She also mentioned that the garment with the purple lining is more likely a coat than a bathrobe.  She said sometimes these are referred to as opera cloaks.

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