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H. Harold Curmode Collection
Description: A black-and-white 8 x 10 photographic print of Columbus, Ohio, fashion designer H. Harold Curmode working on one of his designs at 1678 Woodland Avenue. Curmode liked to do most of his sewing on the floor as seen in this photograph. He is putting the finishing touches on the hem of a formal coat which was designed to convert from a double-breasted coat to a tuxedo-style. Curmode believed in the versatility of clothing and became known for his multi-piece, interchangeable outfits. Curmode was born on July 11, 1928, and moved with his family to Columbus in 1936. He served in the U.S. Army and was discharged in 1952. In 1955, Curmode married Doris Ann Vaughn and began his career as a fashion designer, establishing "The House of Harold." By 1960, he was well-established as a local designer in Columbus, and during the 1970s and early 1980s, he collaborated with several local theatre groups as a costume designer. Curmode died in 1989. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV157_B01F04_002
Subjects: Curmode, Harry Harold, 1928-1989 (Designer); Fashion designers; Clothing and dress;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio);