Antique Clothing Expert

Over two decades of experience buying, appraising, selling, and lecturing on a wide range of antique fashion related topics throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont. Emphasis on the early 19th century to mid 20th century periods. Specific focus on the historical, technological, and political influences of individual eras through lecture and display of original period garments.


Clark Art Museum, Williamstown, MA
North Adams Library, North Adams, MA

The Influence of 1920's Fashion Design on The Illustrations of Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper.
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

A Victorian Christmas, 19th Century Celebratory Fashions
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

New England Late 19th Century Fashions-Emily Dickinson and Fashion
Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst, MA

The Real History of Fashion- 1750-1850
Bidwell Museum, Monterrey, MA

The importance of Being Art Deco-Fashion from 1920-40
Canyon Ranch Spa, Lenox MA

Mid 19th Century Fashion-Lecture and Exhibit for the 6th Grade ,
North Bennington Village School, in Conjunction With Bennington
College Bennington,VT

The Real History of Fashion 1806-1900
Skidmore College, Saratoga,

Real History (Series) of Fashion, 1860-1960
Williams, Williamstown, MA

The Fruit of the Tree, Exhibit / Lecture (based on an Edith Wharton novel Cerce 1907)
Edith Wharton Museum, The Mount, Lenox, MA

1780's-1860's, Fashion from the American Revolution to the Industrial Revoultion.
Berkshire Museum,Pittsfield, MA


93 Park Street
Adams, MA

Please contact for questions and lecturing requests

lyndaloft at


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