"Suiting Everyone" Opens at NMHT

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"Suiting Everyone" opens at the National Museum of History and Technology, to be on display through 1976. The exhibit depicted 200 years of "evolution and revolution in the design, production and marketing of American clothing." It includes four sections: "Clothing for Somebody" (elegant fashions of wealthy 18th century Americans v. simple homespun); "Clothing for Anybody" and "Clothing for Everybody" (tracing development of ready-made clothing); and "Something for Everybody" (last fifty years).


  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • Suiting Everyone (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Torch, 10/1974, p. 1
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1975, p. 195

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


September 21, 1974


  • Exhibitions
  • Exhibit openings

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