Here are some before and after images of Varnum Continental’s founding member H.V. Allen’s Kentish Guard uniform jacket from 1900. This job required painters tape, a special vacuum, gentle handwashing in Woolite, and about 5 hours of time. Now the jacket is clean and brighter.
Despite the moth damage, it should display nicely at the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum. Next step is to order an appropriate dress form. Thank you, Brendan Synnamon, for advice on how to do it right.
Here’s the uniform jacket on display:
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