1930’s Costumes and the New York Public Library

This past week I have been working on two new design projects. The first is a set design for a play called HA! (I will be posting on that later in the week), the second is a costume design for a production called “The President” which is set in the late 1930’s in New York. I love doing vintage costume research and the New York Public Library has an amazing collection of original Fashion Sketches.

My Research has me focused on work and day-wear for men and women made between 1937 and 1939 and the NYPL Digital Gallery is an amazing resource of both sketches and photos from the period. Below is some of my research. For those of you not in NYC the Digital Gallery collection  of more than 800,000 images can be accessed for free. Just click the link here!

 

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