• Hand-Knit Ribbon Dress

    One-piece, short sleeve dress, knitted by hand using ribbon, taupe in color with floral pattern on bodice. Hook and eye closure, elastic waist, flare skirt, and knitted belt. ‘Blum’s - Vogue , Chicago’ on label, 1930-1939.

  • Blue silk dress with chain stitch embroidery from the mid '20s or early '30s

    This bright blue silk women's dress has all over machine made chain stitch embroidery. It has green and white leaves as well as two triangles in the design in front. The dress has a square neck, long sleeves and is lined with blue chiffon. Label: "Mae & Hattie Green, PARIS, NEW YORK, 16 East 52nd Street."

  • Sleeveless tennis dress from the mid '20s or early '30s

    This woman's sleeveless tennis dress has a square neck and is made of a heavy, cream-color cotton fabric. It was made by Mrs. Robinson. The donors were daughters of tailor John C. Wettlaufer from whose shop the dress came.

  • Rayon daydress from the 1930s

    Woman's rayon daydress having an off-white and brown leaf print pattern. The machine-sewn chemise has short sleeves, and a mock shawl surplice neckline of off-white rayon. Its skirt has a double pleat at the left center-front, and a single pleat at the center back. A self belt is set in the right side seam. Self bows at the tops of the sleeves. Worn by the donor's mother. Mass market, possibly mail order.