While FATE is not an open resource for the general public for our major collection, on this page the beginnings of a digital catalogue based on the garments, textiles, photographs and ephemera that have been kindly donated by individual donors for educational purposes can be seen. 

 

We are grateful towards the individuals who have made past donations to FATE, and we welcome future donors who are interested in donating garments, textiles, photographs and ephemera to the archive to be in contact with us via email.

Late Victorian Bodice Front

This late victorian bodices was purchased from a lady in her 80s. Best friends with Frances. The bodice belonged to Francis’s mother.

Late Victorian Bodice Back
Late Victorian Bodice Ex-Owner Frances' Image Front

This bodice was found together with a photograph of young Frances with her friends, captured in 1924 when they were on a hiking trip from Tiption to Adrian, Michigan, USA. This information was noted with handwriting on both sides of the photograph.

Late Victorian Bodice Ex-Owner Frances' Image Back
Late Victorian Bodice Pattern Part One
Late Victorian Bodice Pattern Part Two
Donated Chinese Pyjama Front

The Pyjamas were machine-made from flat 2-dimensional patterns as deviations from the traditional Chinese Robe design. The top of the Pyjamas were cut in one flat piece, then folded and joined at the side seams. The print design was applied to the pattern piece as placement print before being cut-out, which allows this type of design to be produced at an industrial scale. The flat patterns of the trousers have been designed so that it can be joined from the central leg seam.

Donated Chinese Pyjama Back

丝绸睡衣由平面的几何版型剪裁缝制而成,该版型更像是传统中式袍之中的一个量产的形式。睡衣的上身由一块完整的布料自肩线对折后缝合而成。上衣的印花设计为符合睡衣不同部位(领子、袖口)的不重复图案,在生产流程中重复印刷。关于下身的裤子和西式的裤子最大的差异,则是其裤缝只在腿的内侧,最大程度的保留了印花图样在表面的完整性。

Donated Chinese Pyjama Trousers
Donated Chinese Pyjama Shoulder Line
The Package Bag Comes With the Chinese Pyjamas
Notes On the Back of the Photograph of Miss Mabel Bostock

From an archival perspective having the portrait of Miss Mabel Bostock donated with the garments gives context and knowledge to future researchers. FATE archive specifically holds a collection of garments and textiles with their related photographs and ephemera.

Notes On the Back of the Photograph of Miss Mabel Bostock
Notes On the Back of the Photograph of Miss Mabel Bostock

The photograph is by “Edwin Hadley 9 Pelham Street, Nottingham TEL 4024 And 14 Church Street, Sheffield Cent 4285” dated to circa 1920’s.

Photograph of Miss Mabel Bostock

From an archival perspective having the portrait of Miss Mabel Bostock donated with the garments gives context and knowledge to future researchers. FATE archive specifically holds a collection of garments and textiles with their related photographs and ephemera