Research & Collections News
December 22, 2013
Sewing Machine History Now Online
Hagley is excited to announce the addition of a significant collection of sewing machine trade journals to the Digital Archives. Seventeen volumes of the Sewing Machine Times spanning the years of 1891 to 1911 have been digitized and are available to view.
November 25, 2013
Conservation: A New Home for a Ruby Glass Ambrotype
Recently this ambrotype portrait of a member of the prominent 19th-century Wilson family of Wilmington was brought into the conservation lab. The specific identity of the man is a bit of a mystery, but we do know that the Wilsons owned the Wilson Line Steamship Co.
November 24, 2013
Be A Man: Fashion in the World of Business
If you are like me, you have trouble. And if you are like me, you know the trouble I’m talking about. That’s right...I’m talking about fashion: specifically, men’s business fashion. I confess that I am confused by color, puzzled by patterns, stumped by shirts, and thrown by ties. But cheer up!
October 16, 2013
“This joyful occasion of gifts and good wishes”: The du Pont family celebrates the New Year
This year the theme of Holidays at Hagley is the celebration of New Year’s Day. The exhibit cases in the Library building lobby will feature letters, account books and gifts which document the du Pont family tradition of New Year’s Calling.