News article about clothing recovered from shipwreck

I came across this article and thought our folks here would be interested. Link goes to a Boston News Station webpage WCVB.

It’s about clothing from the late 1600’s found in a shipwreck.
I don’t know how to do the thing where you can see the box of what it is here in the post, sorry, I can only do links. I hope you enjoy it!

Edit to try TMT’s suggestion:

Well, Lookit that! Thanks!

(@Edel , @AIMR and @Magpie @MistressJennie)

Edit2 to add Imma’s Link for our European players:


Coool! Thanks for sharing!

I think the box happens when you just paste the link into the body of the post rather than when you use the link button.


hmmm Imma try that…


Very interesting read!

I know fabric preservation is indeed a combo of science and art!


Thanks! Here’s a link to what I think is another article about the same thing (I googled “wedding dress ship wreck”) Silver wedding dress recovered from 17th century shipwreck | CNN The one you posted isn’t accessible in Europe.

It’s an amazing discovery, imagine what a white wedding dress hand embroidered with actual pieces of silver must have looked like? I’m not surprised they found a book cover with the emblem of the Stuart family on it. That’s a wedding dress suitable for royalty.

It is apparantly in a museum in NL! Unfortunately, on an island, pretty far from where I live, but I hope I can get a look at it one day.


Thanks! I’ll add the link to the first post. I was wondering if you might get to see it being the closest person to it that I know of.


I have actually been in that museum, I think! But a long time ago, in the 90s. I had family on the island, we visited them and I know we went to a museum full of stuff they found in shipwrecks. It’s a small island so it’s probably the same museum.

The island of Texel is a bit out of the way for me - it’s 3-4 hours by train or car to the harbour, then half an hour on the boat, and the island is nice but not really anything special. It’s a little too far away for a day trip but not really special enough for a vacation. Maybe @Ewulotta has had a chance to see it, if I remember correctly she goes on holiday there!

I understand why they want to keep their own treasures on their own island but I think it’s special enough to be shown in our national historical museum.


Thank you for linking me, this is really interesting


Wow! That’s amazing! :heart::heart::heart:


Thank you @Immaculata for remembering me! When we’re in Texel in summer we’ll definitely pay the museum a visit! I’m already excited now that I know what treasure to expect to see :heart_eyes: