Undressing History: Active Pursuits, Women's Sportswear c.1900

March 28, 2019
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
$5, $1 for members/military
Location: Newport Historical Society
82 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-0813

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Join Quinn Burgess, professional costumer, as she dresses in reproduction historical sportswear from 1885 to 1925, and explains the ensembles for tennis, ice skating, bicycling, croquet, and swimming.

She will discuss the cultural context of women's participation in athletic activities during this time as well as the garments themselves: how they functioned while being worn for active pursuits, what they were made from, and how the silhouettes compared to non-sports clothing. All of the garments shown and discussed will be available to touch and look at in detail at the close of the presentation.

Undressing History: Active Pursuits, Women's Sportswear c.1900