Women's wine color, two piece wool suit from the early twentieth century

1918-1920

Woman's wine color, two piece wool suit, having a three quarter length coat/jacket with a large square collar of wine velvet that is edged with black fur. The coat/jacket's sleeves are tightly fitted with wide cuffs of velvet and fur to match the collar. Additionally, the fitted coat/jacket has a loose flap-like peplum, and three pleats at each side of the waist. Dark, plain wood buttons are down the front of the jacket and serve as a decoration on the peplum, and at each side of the back. The skirt is slightly flared and plain in front, and is gathered into the waistband in the back. A button-on belt is around the back of the skirt only. Worn by the donor's neighbor: Mrs. Ira Kelly. Label: "B. Siegel Co., Detroit." There is an Ira Kelly listed in the 1921-22 City Directory as an auto top builder.


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