Collection of vintage KLM airline luggage tags.Tweet
Aronia and Parrot. Japanese woodblock prints. Utagawa Hiroshige I. 1830s. MFA Boston digital collection.Tweet
Typology of bird specimens. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History collection. Washington Post photo by Matt McClain.Tweet
Typology of early 19th century printed leather gloves in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's collection. Collected by Elizabeth Day McCormick. Photography by Diana Zlatanovski.
Born into a wealthy Chicago family, Elizabeth was able to spend much of her life collecting costume and textiles from around the globe. In 1943, her expansive collection became one of the founding groups of material for the MFA Boston’s Textile and Costume department.
"I wish I could be there at the Fine Arts with you as you are opening up all my precious treasures but I visualize a good many of them and I enjoy the greatest of all satisfactions, my reassurance that they are all in such interested, scholarly hands … you have provided me great joy and contentment, by carrying on my profound purpose in life." EDM