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When research hits the small screen

Have you been watching Mrs America? (available on the BBC iPlayer)

The character (Bella Abzug) is wearing a shirt made from the fabric that Professor Kiera Vaclavik chose from the Liberty archive forA screenshot of the character Bella Abzug in Mrs Americatheir 2015 Alice in Wonderland collection, Pictures & Conversations.
Her fabric was entitled Isa after Isa Bowman, who was the little girl for whom Lewis Carroll had wanted a Liberty dress for her performance as Alice in 1888.
A blouse from the Liberty Archive that features in the programme Mrs America
Prof. Vaclavik's discovery of that fact in Carroll's diaries led to the 2015 fabric collection.
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