Updates from the Veterans History Project (VHP): Trench Coats and Capes: VHP Processing Technician Discovers Surprising Fashion Trends Among WWI Collections - Dispatch May 12, 2017

A Veterans History Project (VHP) staff member who processes veterans’ collections recently found something in common with two Army nurses who lived more than 100 years ago—they each had a love for all things fashion. The staff member, Candace Milburn, presented her findings last month in a Library of Congress Gallery Talk, and today wrote a guest blog post for “Folklife Today,” which highlights these veterans’ stories, and some of the fashion trends set during their era. If you’ve ever worn a Trench coat or a cape-style garment, this article may be of interest to you.
Go to: http://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2017/05/vhp-wwi-nurses-and-fashion-savvy-influence/?loclr=eavhp
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