Greetings FTC SIG members!
Whenever I need a little pick-me-up, I sometimes go poking around our FTC SIG blog stats. I thought I’d share some of my recent findings with you.
Lately, we have been receiving 100-150 blog visits a day. Our Fashion Styles List alone has received 660 views in the past week ( See https://arlisftc.wordpress.com/style-categories-style-tribes-list/.)
When I began this group, I decided that even as many as 30 blog followers would be a success. We now have 235 followers from countries all over the world!
Clearly our professional networking and information sharing has produced something far greater than, I believe, any of us anticipated. I’m very grateful to all of you!
Please keep posting links to FTC-related museum exhibitions, interesting new information resources, instruction ideas and suggestions. As always, you may always e-mail me directly with ideas for the SIG, or to ask for assistance.
I wish you all a wonderful holiday season!
Sandra Ley (FTC SIG founder and moderator)
Not directly fashion related, but I’m sure fashion students will find the content of some of these historical images useful, particularly costume design students.
The British Library has released 1 million images to Flickr Commons, that can be reused, remixed and repurposed by anybody. Most of the images are taken from 17th, 18th and 19th Century books, which cover a wide range of different subjects.
There are maps:
There are illustrations:
There are also early photographs: