FIDM Museum Curator Kevin Jones recently traveled to the East Coast. In today's post, he recounts his adventures, including stops at a Boston cemetery and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
It’s always nice to mix a little business with pleasure. I had just such an experience the last two weeks of June during my venture to the East Coast. I visited friends in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, hit the beach, went to museums, did some vintage shopping (of course!), and toured one of my favorite types of destinations: cemeteries. Yes, you read correctly! While in Boston, I roamed the beautiful grounds of the Forest Hills Cemetery, taking in the commemorative architecture and heavenly statuary.
As it’s always a pleasure to meet someone fashion-related wherever I go, it was my good fortune to call on Massachusetts native Richard H. Lufkin (1851-1922). Do you know him? I’ll bet a large percentage of you reading this blog post are wearing the result of one of his innovations right now.