Clothing can reveal so much about the wearer and the society in which he or she lived. Enjoy browsing these photos of clothing, some of which are too fragile for public display.
19th-century textiles were utilitarian (quilts provided warmth) and an expression of artistic ability. This textile collection was started in the 1940s by Ruth and Eli Lilly.
Peruse this collection of little-seen craft pieces from pottery, blacksmithing and armsmaking trades.
Browse almanacs on a variety of subjects including medicine and western comics. Almanacs were a common item in the 19th-century home and an important resource.
In the 18th century, a process was developed to transfer copper-plate engravings onto items via a "tissue", eliminating the need for hand painting decorative scenes on ceramics. View Conner Prairie's collection of transferware, including pieces by Spode.