We were invited to join our neighbor in visiting a Costume Barn today. She said it was crammed to the rafters with costumes but I don't think either of us really imagined this. I decided to keep Josey home from school and bring her along. I am glad I did. She brought her camera to shoot while we were there.
The 1700's barn was filled with 10,000 costumes. Isles and isles of fabrics, tutus, sequins, color, ten decades of costuming in one room.
There was no way, in my mind, to shoot something like this. You simply cannot capture the magnitude of this barn and this collection in one photograph. It is just something you have to see. Over and over again, if you're lucky.
Tony Townsend, the owner of the 100 year old business said he has had a hand on almost every piece. Tony has been designing and making costumes since 1962.
Meeting people that are so dedicated to their craft is one of he greatest things in life. It is really something to see and admire.
Thanks to Jenny for inviting us and to Tony for opening up part of his world for us to see.💙
Read more about the costume barn and Tony Townsend in this article published in the Bucks County Courier in July of 2011.