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1,000 Words: The Language of Fashion in Gresham’s Historic Photography

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Come learn how to read the clothing of the past with Rose Caughie, Textile Hive’s Collection Manager and the curator of Gresham Historical Society’s current fashion history exhibition: Making and Mending!

Come learn how to read the clothing of the past with Rose Caughie, Textile Hive’s Collection Manager and the curator of Gresham Historical Society’s current fashion history exhibition: Making and Mending!

Rose will be presenting 1,000 Words: The Language of Fashion in Gresham’s Historic Photography on May 25th at the Gresham Historical Society.

Clothes can be read just like text. We do this in our daily lives without consciously considering where the meanings we attribute to clothing come from; we use clothing to display a myriad of different types of personal information to the world. Additionally, we make snap judgements about others based on the way they present themselves through clothing, whether or not those assumptions are accurate.

When one looks at pictures from the past, it is no different. Clothing can teach us about the subjects of historic photography even if there is no other information about the people wearing it. However without the crucial context of fashion history, readings of historic clothing are often skewed through our own biased understandings of the past. This talk will look at the history of how Gresham’s people presented themselves through their clothing in photographs around the turn of the century. What did these people hope to say about themselves? How did they want to be remembered?




Details

Date:
May 25
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Registration:
greshamhistorical.org/events

Organized By

Gresham Historical Society
Organizer Website
greshamhistorical.org/

Venue

Gresham Historical Society
410 N Main Ave - PO Box 65
Gresham, OR 97030 United States
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Website:
greshamhistorical.org/

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