In September, 1971, the ROM opened the landmark exhibition Keep Me Warm One Night, a kaleidoscopic display of over 500 pieces of Canadian handweaving. It was the culmination of decades of pioneering research and collecting by the ROM curatorial powerhouse duo 'Burnham and Burnham’, aka Dorothy K. Burnham and Harold B. Burnham.
To kick off the one-year count down to the ROM’s conference, Cloth Cultures (November 10-12, 2017), which will commemorate Dorothy Burnham’s many legacies, and to mark Canada’s approaching 2017 Sesquicentennial, we will be posting bi-weekly excerpts from Dorothy’s journal of Keep Me Warm One Night. We hope you will enjoy this unofficial glimpse into the bygone days of the ROM, and into the pioneering days of textile studies.
The east wall of the back gallery with the Niagara area jacquards starting with the 1832 Armbrust at the right. The gauze wedding dress in the corner.
At the end of the east wall Campbell's coverlets & beside them a small set of the cards & a drawdown of the pattern
On the landing on the back stairs a large photograph of Campbell's loom as it was found.
Zelmer, Noll & Lippert.
The west Exhibition Country &
Lippert, Werlich & Ploethner & Knechtel
Ploethner, "Weaver Joe", "4 Hands", Gaage
wall of the back of Hall with the Waterloo later jacquards.
Waterloo Country, "Weaver Joe", & "4 Hands"
Withers & Armstrong