A recently conserved fan prompted research into the woman who owned it. In this post, learn about the story of Agnes Surriage and Sir Charles Henry Frankland and decide if you think if it counts as an 18th century love story or not!
In order preserve John Hancock's clothing, we are currently in the process of having replicas made. These replicas will allow us to return the originals to dark storage and therefore preserve them for future generations. Earlier this week, Master Tailor and Clothing Historian Henry Cooke was in the galleries, studying the original coat and waistcoat in order to begin the process of faithfully replicating them.