Nuclear Fashion Exhibit Lecture ft. Jonathan Walford
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06:30 PM, Thursday, February 28, 2013 to 08:00 PM
PUBLIC LECTURE ON ‘NUCLEAR FASHION’ FEATURING JONATHAN WALFORD
January 29, 2013 - The Joseph Brant Museum is pleased to welcome Fashion History Museum curator Jonathan Walford on Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his traveling exhibition, “Nuclear Fashion: Selling Style to Suburbia 1946-1964”. There will also be a book signing for Mr. Walford’s latest book, “1950s American Fashion”.
On exhibit in the Eileen Collard Gallery of Historic Costumes & Textiles, “Nuclear Fashion” will introduce visitors to fashion in a post-war society through commercial advertisements. These framed ads highlight new trends and popular products created to appeal to a growing population that produced the Baby Boomer generation. Complimenting these ads are costumes and accessories from Joseph Brant Museum’s collection, showcasing how Burlington was influenced during this era.
Burlington was no exception to rapid changes in population growth and an increase in industry and production following the Second World War. From 1941-1971, Burlington’s population jumped from 3800 to 87,000! It is no wonder that by the 1960s, Burlington saw many dramatic changes to its landscape and available services to the community, including the decrease of commercial farming and an increase in manufacturing and retail space, such as the Burlington Mall in 1967.
Due to popular demand, the exhibition has been extended until April 30, 2013! Please visit www.museumsofburlington.com for information about rates of admission and our visiting hours. For more information about the lecture or exhibit, please contact Paul Stone, Curator, at (905) 634-3556.
Where: 1240 North Shore Blvd., Burlington, Ontario, Canada