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Gloves

Date:
1824
Culture:
French
Medium:
leather
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Claggett Wilson, 1946
Accession Number:
C.I.46.59.15a, b
Not on view
Fashion designates geography, and memories of place are embodied in clothing. A portable art, clothing establishes a sense of locale by means of description, mapping, and memory. We cannot transport or transplant the place (or the experience), but we can use our wardrobes as odysseys and souvenirs. These gloves portray Lafayette and may commemorate his visit to the United States in 1824.
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