How I Started Collecting Spooky Old Children’s Clothing

Anne Marble
6 min readMar 8

Have you ever seen antique children’s clothing in a store or museum? Did you wonder who would be weird enough to collect that stuff? Hello, that’s me!

A satin off-white baby bonnet with lace trimming and two lace ribbons streaming beneath it. The bonnet is on top of a blue fake fur surface for better contrast.
A Vintage Baby Bonnet. (Source: Photo by the author.)

Or instead, did you wonder at the beauty of the fabric? Touch it and realize you’re interacting with a part of history? Speculate on the lives of the people who once wore it?

Anne Marble

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