VINTAGE CHILDREN’S CLOTHES IS THE MAY EXHIBIT AT GREENCASTLE’S ALLISON-ANTRIM MUSEUM

May 5th, 2012

BabyClothesVintageVintage children’s clothing will be the special May exhibit in the barn at Allison-Antrim Museum, located at 365 South Ridge Avenue in Greencastle.

Long white infant christening or baptism gowns from the late 1800s into the 20th century, with intricate details like lace insertion, a toddler girl’s heavy cotton sacque coat with attached shoulder cape, with delicate embroidery and a matching bonnet, a toddler’s felted wool coat with hand-crocheted lace edging, two yellow flower girl dresses worn by two sisters – Nancy Meyers Pensinger in 1937 and Brenda Meyers Denisar in 1953, and little boy’s circa 1915 sailor and Oliver Twist outfits are among the many pieces of vintage children’s clothes in the exhibit.

Accessories and complementary pieces include leather button top shoes and gloves, a spool crib, a hand-crafted cradle and photographs of children from the late 1800s into the 20th century. The exhibit opened on May 4 and will close on Wednesday, May 30. There is no charge for admission to the museum, but donations are accepted.

For more information, please visit the museum’s web site at www.greencastlemuseum.org, on Twitter @greencastlemuzm, or call 717-597-9010.

 

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