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Archival Housekeeping

Archival Clothing’s bibles are many – the Arnys catalog, the old Hebden Cord catalogs, the Montgomery Ward catalogs from the 1940s. But for all matters domestic, Cheryl Mendelson’s Home Comforts comes, from us and others, Most Highly Recommended. Mrs. Mendelson covers every imaginable topic of domestic interest. There is detailed advice for laundering anything, incredible …

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Archival Housekeeping

Man hoovering Add housekeeping to the list of archival chores I’d rather perform in the past. Not only do the tasks look simpler (limited activity, fixed locations), they seem to require a heightened, more thoughtful level of dress and grooming. Of course, I’d advocate for an individualized chore uniform. Aprons or multi-pocketed work jackets add …

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