1st Floor Windows on Collections – Recent additions to the Museum’s Collection
“MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear
Embroidery, the art of working raised designs in threads upon any fabric with a needle, has been in use for thousands of years. Within the last century it has increasingly involved words in addition to ornamentation to engage a more literate audience. Embroidered marks and logos would often communicate a special interest or skill of the wearer, as seen in the locally produced shirts and jacket on exhibit.
Included in exhibit:
Man’s black short sleeved Western-style KFDI shirt, worn by “Willie Wheelchair” of KFDI Radio, 1960s. Man’s black short sleeved Wichita Metro Bowling Club shirt worn by Clifford Jones, late 1950s – early 1960s. Man’s black short sleeved Shocker Lounge bowling shirt, worn by Clifford Jones, late 1950s-early 1960s. Man’s long sleeved Western-style Wichita Round-Up Club shirt, worn by Willie Alford, President of the Wichita Round-Up Club, 1970s-1980s. Woman’s navy blue Stardust Dance Club jacket, worn by Virginia Fry, early 1970s.