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Black Fashion History in Maine: Examining the Clothing in Nineteenth-Century Photographs, a talk with Karin J. Bohleke
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Black Fashion History in Maine: Examining the Clothing in Nineteenth-Century Photographs

a talk with Karin J. Bohleke

Tuesday, August 9, 7-8 PM ET

Black Fashion History in Maine: Examining the Clothing in Nineteenth-Century Photographs
A talk with Karin J. Bohleke
Tuesday, August 9, 7 PM ET
The relationship between nineteenth-century African Americans and dress and fashion is a complex one. The birth of photography, first with the daguerreotype and later with ambrotypes, tintypes and subsequent photographic paper formats, provides an essential research component in examining this history. Join Karin J. Bohleke for a look at this important aspect of fashion history in Maine through images from the collections of MHS and beyond.
About the speaker: Since 2007, Karin J. Bohleke has served as the director of the Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University and also teaches in the Applied History Master’s Degree program. She holds a Ph.D. in French language and literature from Yale University, and serves as an assistant adjunct professor of French at Shippensburg. Karin resides near Gettysburg, PA, where she continues to pursue her interests in historic fashions, needle arts, languages, social dance, and nineteenth-century women’s travel accounts. She is also a member of the Costume Society of America and has been a volunteer at the Adams County Historical Society and the Gettysburg National Military Park Archives and Museum.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Location: online via Zoom.

Aug 9, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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