Velvet and Lace Two Piece Party Dress, 1947


Two piece party dress with under-skirt of black velvet. Over dress of black is accentuated with rhinestone buttons down the front. Waistband is of black velvet. This garment was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

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