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Archival Anecdotes: Share the History


April 10, 2023

The Stavanger Church displays several pieces of formal attire worn by brides and grooms from 1860 to 1942. Each and every piece has a multitude of stories that revolve around questions like who, what, where, when and how. The suit on the far left is the one whose story I share in this article. Explore more about the museum and its contents by visiting

I am counting the days until the snow piles outside the museum melt and allow access to any of the buildings, and the artifacts within. Don't get me wrong, I love the photographs and stories I've been working with all winter, but I get especially excited to document and display artifacts. All the clues can come together to provide us with incredible insight.

Last spring I had a particularly del...

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