Archival Field Trip

Archival Field Trip – NYC

Earlier this month, I had a chance to visit a few of my favorite Archival shops in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Philadelphia. Here are some evidential snaps. Next week, I’ll post a specific report on my field trip to the amazing Moulded Shoe (purveyor of the hard to source Alden modified last shoe).   French Garment …

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Archival Field Trip

Archival Field Trip – Malawi

Friend and UO Faculty member John Fenn has been traveling in Malawi for the last few months.  He was kind enough to forward along some documentary snaps  of his Archival baggage in use.  While we do not endorse dust as a reproofing agent, it does add a unique visual finish to our bags. A 400+ …

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Archival Field Trip

Archival Field Trip: Horween Leather Co.

Horween tour photos by Rick Gersbach Last week, Rick, Sara and I visited the Horween Leather Co. in Chicago, Illinois. Nick Horween directed our tour of the tannery, one of the oldest in the US. Horween produces highest quality leathers that are used for Alden shoes, NFL footballs, Russell and Quoddy moccasins, Altadena Works packs, …

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