Museum holds more than 50,000 costumes and textiles dating from the eighteenth century to the present. Collection materials include clothing worn by former presidents and first ladies, sports stars, celebrities, and other luminaries, as well as by everyday Chicagoans. The Museum’s textile holdings include a significant representation of military flags, political banners, quilts and coverlets, samplers, rugs, and other household textiles. Highlights include mid-twentieth century textiles designed by Chicago-based artists, such as Ellenhank and Angelo Testa.