European Folk Costume Dolls overview photo

European Folk Costume Dolls

  • Duration:Temporary
  • Location:Whitten Featured Object Case

(date) 8/7/2022–9/4/2022

In the 18th and 19th century, dresses were able to give us a lot of information about people's cultural identities and their status in their society. People from different geographical regions wore different styles of dresses. People from different social classes such as nobility, working class, and poor dressed differently. There were also differences between dresses of people from city and countryside.

This collection of European dolls helps to demonstrate some of these variations across the continent.