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A growing digital image collection from the FIT Library Designer Files, a unique collection of images clipped from fashion magazines over the years.
Library Special Collections and College Archives
Selected images of materials from FIT Library Special Collections and College Archives.
Sub-collections: Special Collection: Bergdorf Goodman Archives, Special Collection: Frances Neady Collection of Original Fashion Illustrations, Special Collection: Halston Hats Sketches, Special Collection: Helena Rubinstein Foundation Photographs, Special Collection: Jerry Miller Shoe Designs, Special Collection: Joseph Love Childrenswear Sketches, College Archives: Oral History - FIT Talks, College Archives: School of Liberal Arts
Special Collection: Bergdorf Goodman Archives
Four hundred selected sketches from the Bergdorf Goodman Archives. The collection represents the variety of garments that were available for customers to order through Bergdorf's Custom Salon from 1950-1969.
Special Collection: Frances Neady Collection of Original Fashion Illustrations
Selected images from the Frances Neady Collection of Original Fashion Illustrations which features illustrations by prominent 20th century artists such as Lepape, Bérard, Eric, Bouché, Antonio, Kenneth Paul Block and Mats.
Special Collection: Halston Hats Sketches
Selected images of Halston's hats sketches from his days as a millinery designer for Bergdorf Goodman's and from his own studio.
Special Collection: Helena Rubinstein Foundation Photographs
Selected images from the collection of photographs from Helena Rubinstein Foundation (1953-2011). Dated from 1896 to 1965, the photographs include portraits, travel and event photos, documenting the laboratories, salons, apartments, and modern art collections of Helena Rubinstein (1980-1965).
Special Collection: Jerry Miller Shoe Designs
Three hundred selected sketches of shoe designs, mostly from the 1950's, created for the footwear companies of Jerry Miller.
Special Collection: Joseph Love Childrenswear Sketches
Selected sketches from FIT's Joseph Love Collection. Joseph Love Inc. was one of the largest manufacturers of childrenswear in the United States. Sketches span the first half of the 20th century.
College Archives: Oral History - FIT Talks
A collection of videos from FIT Talks, FIT's oral history program.
Library Exhibits & Displays
Selected images from the FIT Library Exhibits & Displays committee.
FIT Bannerstone Project
The FIT Bannerstone Project (FBP) is a collection of images, metadata, and descriptions of bannerstones that were made by nomadic people east of the Mississippi between 6,000 BCE and 1,000 BCE. The purpose of the FBP is to establish a shared language and ways of representing, seeing, and interpreting these carved stones from the first people of North America.
Images may be downloaded and used freely for teaching and personal use. Include the credit line “© Anna Blume, 2017, Courtesy of the Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History” along with the object’s Catalog Number. Publishing of images is permitted with additional permission from the AMNH. For publishing questions, contact anthro[at]amnh[dot]org