Costumes

The Evanston History Center has materials that document and detail the rich history and growth of the city of Evanston. The Evanston History Center's Costumes include clothing worn by men, women, and children from throughout the community. In addition to garments, the collection includes accessories and other garment-related artifacts. View some of the materials here, or coordinate a private appointment by emailing the costume curator at costumecurator@evanstonhistorycenter.org.

Recent DH Items
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Category
Clothing
Summary
Evening dress of silk chiffon and glass beading.
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Category
Accessories
Summary
The young ladies of Evanston in the 1920s knew they would not be completely dressed for a party until they picked up a new fan.
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Category
Clothing
Summary
This garment began life as a confirmation dress made of white silk chiffon.