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Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Costume related, General, Publications | 0 comments

New book by CSO member Tina Bates

New book by CSO member Tina Bates

  A Cultural History of the Nurse’s Uniform by Christina Bates is the first and only in-depth analysis of the attire worn by the largest workforce in the health care system.  The book explores the role of the nurse’s uniform in creating nursing identity for over a hundred years.  Christina is the curator for the History of Canadian Home Life at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.  Her work on nursing began in 1999, with the creation of the Canadian Nursing History Collection.  In 2005 she was chief curator of the exhibition ‘A Caring Profession: centuries of Nursing in Canada’ and co-editor of On All frontiers: Four Centuries of Canadian Nursing. A Cultural History was published in November 2012 and its ISBN number  is 978-0-660-20184-9.  It costs $39.95 and can be ordered by email publications@civilization.ca, online at cyberboutique.civilization.ca or by phone 819-776-8387/ 1-800-555-5621 (North America...

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Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Events, Publications | 0 comments

Jonathan Walford Lecture at Joseph Brant Museum February 28, 2013

Jonathan Walford Lecture at Joseph Brant Museum February 28, 2013

    The Joseph Brant Museum is pleased to welcome Fashion History Museum curator Jonathan Walford on Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his traveling exhibition, “Nuclear Fashion: Selling Style to Suburbia 1946-1964”.  There will also be a book signing for Mr. Walford’s latest book, “1950s American Fashion”. For more information about the lecture, please contact Paul Stone, Curator, at (905) 634-3556. To find out more the exhibition visit the Joseph Brant Museum website....

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Posted by on Dec 1, 2011 in Costume related, Publications | 0 comments

2012 CSO CALENDARS STILL AVAILABLE – NOW HALF PRICE!

      There are still some copies of the  CSO 2012 calendar available for purchase, NOW HALF PRICE. They are beautifully adorned with reproductions from “The Shakespeare Gallery” engravings from drawings published in 1836–’37. The CSO is a charitable organization; all proceeds from the sale of these calendars will go towards future CSO events and publications. You may order by sending $15.00 ($10 for calendar + postage and handling) with cheque to: The Costume Society of Ontario, c/o Sarah Walker, 37 Parkington Crescent, Scarborough, ON  M1H 2T6 or you may call Sarah Walker for more information at...

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Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Costume related, Costumed Events, Events, Publications | 0 comments

COSTUME JOURNAL Vol. 41, #1 BUMPER ISSUE!

The first 2011 issue of Costume Journal was delivered to members of the Costume Society of Ontario early in May. Anyone interested in current events, exhibitions and resources dealing with the wide spectrum of aspects of the field of costume will find this a persuasive reason to join the CSO!  Illustrations, colour and black & white, liven outside and inside covers and many of the forty inside pages. One article gives us a satisfying revelation of features of Palestinian and Jordanian dress with a close look at textiles and jewelry at the Jordan Museum of Popular Tradition. The author, Leslie Montgomery, passes on a rich taste of the regional distinctions, especially in the style and stitching of embroidery.  The Jordan Craft Development Centre in the capital city Amman was also a revelation, and Leslie cites contacts and publications for additional information. Four outstanding reviews liven this issue: the CSO Symposium on “Eternal Style: Fashion and Decorative Arts in Ancient Egypt and Their Influence Into Modern Times”  fully reviewed by...

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Posted by on Oct 11, 2010 in Publications | 0 comments

CSO 2011 CALENDAR

The new CSO Wall Calendar for 2011 is full colour with different images of historic fashion prints for each month.  It opens to a size of 17″ long by 11″ wide and is coil bound for a very elegant presentation.  The cost is $20.00 each plus postage where applicable.  It will be available for sale at our October 26 event and at the AGM in November. Calendars can be ordered by mail and sent directly to you. Send your name and postal address, indicate how many copies of the 2011 CSO Calendar you wish, make out your cheque  to the Costume Society of Ontario, for $20.00 each plus $2.95 each postage (to addresses in Canada; for more information phone 416 – 438 – 4826). Mail to Sarah Walker, 37 Parkington Crescent, Scarborough, ON  M1H 2T6. These calendars make great holiday gifts and the proceeds go directly to support the...

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Posted by on May 10, 2010 in Publications | 0 comments

COSTUME JOURNAL Vol. 40 #1 Now Out to Members

Go to the Publications Page for a description of some of the good things packed into this 36-page issue of the Costume Journal. This begins our 40th year, with another issue of Costume  Journal  and an anniversary AGM ahead in November. Between now and then, members will receive by mail the Membership Directory, several CSO Newsletters, and by e-mail to all who wish them, notices of events of interest between mailings. ************************************************************** 2010 Costume Society of Ontario Calendars may still be available, only $20.00 CAD (plus $2.95 postage when applicable).  Each month features different striking historic fashion prints, and a full page monthly calendar below—truly most attractive as well as useful.  The CSO is a charitable organization, so all proceeds from the sale of these calendars will go towards future CSO events and publications aimed to promote education in all aspects of dress and encourage preservation of historic costume and related source materials. To order by mail, indicate number of the 2010 Costume Society of Ontario calendars you wish,...

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