Where T-shirts come from is related in history show

Jamie Cantoni, executive director of the Cornwall Historical Society, pointed to a Life magazine cover illustrating an early T-shirt as part of U.S. Navy apparel. The timeline display shows the history of the T-shirt from invention to today as a high-end fashion item. Photo by Leila Hawken

CORNWALL — Drawn by an interest in T-shirts, area art enthusiasts flocked to the Saturday, Dec. 16, opening of the historical society’s winter pop-up exhibit, Cornwall in T-shirts, where 54 were on display.

The idea for the exhibit came from Connie Steuerwalt, according to historical society Executive Director Jamie Cantoni, who said that the idea has been under consideration for several years. It was only this year that the T-shirt show became the theme of an experimental idea to mount a mid-winter exhibit.

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