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    • Julie Parker

    • April 25, 2014 in Columnists

    When shoes talk, not walk

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    Conversation Accessories


    The deceased cannot share stories of their cities. Sometimes, however, a city’s history can be visually told via the apparel of that passed citizenry. Yes, apparel. Fashion in Manhattan through the decades would differ greatly from that of Des Moines. (No offense meant to Iowans.)

    In this week’s podcast, I speak with the Curator and Photographs Archivist of the Center for Sacramento History, which has culled out shoes from its textiles collection for a special exhibit this weekend. You will not only learn about the change of materials and manufacture, but also the best ways to store  family clothing heirlooms.




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