Thursday, June 30, 2011

We've Got Historic Costumes!

Lime green 1950s women's bathing suit purchased at Fredrick's of Hollywood? Check.

Lilac colored homemade sleeveless dress with heart shaped neckline and princess seams? Another check.

The Mary Beeman Historic Costumes collection includes photographs of select pieces of women's clothing ranging from the 1950s to the 1990s from Ball State University's Beeman Historic Costume Collection. Included in the digital collection are images of dresses, coats, jackets and suits. The physical Beeman Historic Costume Collection contains over 3,000 pieces of men's and women's apparel dating back to the 18th century and is housed in the Applied Technology building.

Multi colored squared suit from the 1990s? Oh yeah, it's in there.