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24261
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Dolly Madison, wife of President James Madison, was born in Guilford County, North Carolina. She was a known entertainer, but the origin of her red velvet dress remains a mystery for historians and curators. Some speculate that this dress may be made from the white house curtains, while others think it may have been a separate purchase, The dress has been on display in the National Portrait Gallery and in the Smithsonian, but today it resides in the Greensboro Historical Museum.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 3, August 2015, p108-110, 112, il, por, map Periodical Website
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24262
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Alexander Julian, a world famous designer and mastermind behind the iconic Carolina blue argyle found on UNC Chapel Hill athletic uniforms is a native of Chapel Hill. Julian discusses his story, how he became interested in clothing design, and how he came to redesign Chapel Hill's basketball uniforms.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 3, August 2015, p114-119, il, por, map Periodical Website
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In Depression-era North Carolina, the state was mostly agrarian despite the increase in industrialization. Still, the wealthy took vacations. This new travel culture prompted state officials to develop a tourism trade for North Carolina based on its natural resources, the mountains and the sea.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 3, August 2015, p39-40, 42, il, por Periodical Website
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24260
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Evan Morrison and William Clayton own Hudson's Hill, a small store in downtown Greensboro that sells clothing and specializes in jeans. Blue jean manufacturers have been providing Americans with work clothing since the nineteenth century and Hudson's Hill has joined the fold.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 3, August 2015, p90-94, 96, 98, il, por, map Periodical Website
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24265
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Charlotte's Mint Museum of Art has a fashion collection with over 10,000 historical articles of clothing. These garments provide insight into the history of clothing design and are pieces of art that teach us much about American culture.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 3, August 2015, p164-168, il, map Periodical Website
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Gabe Bratton owns and operates Gabrielle Handmade Jewelry in Raleigh. As a metal works artist, she specializes in jewelry made with lace. She creates bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings from table clothes, wedding dresses, or veils, among other garments.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 3, August 2015, p126-132, il, por, map Periodical Website
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24264
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Seersucker has been a part of Southern dress since the early twentieth century, though the fabric's history stretches back a number of centuries. The lightweight fabric and classic design makes for the perfect summer suit and is still popular today.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 3, August 2015, p156-160, il, por, map Periodical Website
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