A Pleasant Surprise

There are many items in the back recesses of the museum that were accessioned, catalogued, numbered, and housed years ago that rarely find there way into the light.  I often find myself stumbling upon items in the costume and textile collection that were catalogued far before I was here and if I haven’t had a reason to disturb a nicely packed box, I may not realize these wonderful items exist.  However, every once-in-a-while a project, or in this case a researcher’s project, comes up that requires diving into a seldom opened box, and each time the result is something surprising.

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