History Through Clothes and When Old Photos Haunt You

At the museum there was an exhibit that showed the history of three generations in a family--basically spanning the entire 20th century--through their wardrobe. It was a collection of all their clothes with stories attached to each outfit. (It was an extremely wealthy, aristocratic family so the clothing was the highest in fashion at the time, so it was a history of fashion simultaneously). Each story connected to each outfit added up to tell the story of the family over 100 years.

This photo was haunting somehow. The person in the photo is staring straight through the mists of time and looking directly into your soul. Below the photo is a sample of one of the clothing "stories." The story is about the girl in the photo.