• Women's cloak of striped wool from the nineteenth century

    This woman's cloak is made of a striped wool (red, blue and brown on tan). It has a pointed yoke and standing collar of brown velvet, and self fabric buttons down its front. The back is fitted with very low bustle, and the pleated front hides the arm slits. Unlined. It was described in the original accession records as a traveling cloak. The cloak was worn by Annie Caskey Turner (Mrs. Samuel) of Detroit. Label: Compagnie Russe, 26 Chausse D'Antin and Blvd. Hausseman 23.

  • Women's golden brown plush cloak from the nineteenth century

    This woman's golden brown plush cloak was purchased at Newcomb Endicott. The ankle length coat is single breasted with twelve mother of pearl buttons. Tight sleeves with slight puff at shoulder, rounded stand-up collar edged with rust color ostrich feathers. Shaped for bustle in the back, and slit from hem to waist. Yoke, sleeves, front, slit, and hem are decorated with black braid in an elaborate pattern. Lined with brown satin. Worn by donor's cousin, Augusta D. Von Schrader, a Detroit scho…

  • Women's silk plush evening coat from the nineteenth century

    This woman's silk plush evening coat has sleeves of heavy grosgrain silk gathered into large puff on top. The round fur (probably fox)stand-up collar is two and a half inches in height. The fur continues down the right side to the hips. There are four large buttons in the back, and another four are in the front. The coat fastens with hooks and eyes, and has a dark brown silk twill lining. The garment was bought at Taylor-Woolfenden, Detroit. Worn by Jane Lynn Patterson, whose husband was an…

  • Women's brocaded, green satin pumps from the early twentieth century

    A pair of woman's silver brocaded, green satin pumps with a rhinestone buckle at the vamp. The shoes have pointed toes, and curved cloth-covered heels. Label: Made For The Walk-Over Shop, 330 5th Ave., N.Y.

  • Women's black silk faille dolman from the nineteenth century

    This is a woman's black silk faille dolman with braid jet and fringe trim. It has a quilted lining. See matching dress number 48.47.4.

  • Black silk faille dress from the nineteenth century

    This woman's black silk faille dress has satin stripes, braid, jet bead and fringe trim. The skirt attached to the top at the back only. The dress has a double row of black crocheted buttons with tiny jet bead centers down the front of its jacket-like top. There is a deep pleated flounce bustle at the back. See matching dolman number 48.47.1. Worn by Mrs. Calvin Maxfield ( Jane Graham) b. 1844, Hartland, MI. Died 1883, Plymouth, MI. Her husband operated a hotel in Plymouth.

  • Women's light blue T-strap slippers from the late '20s or early '30s

    A pair of woman's light blue grosgrain and satin T-strap slippers with cut out work on vamp, and blue buckle straps and heels. Label: Fyfe's Detroit.

  • Women's navy blue wool matlesse suit from the early twentieth century

    Woman's navy blue wool matlesse suit with a cut-a-way jacket and long skirt. The V-neck jacket has a deep shawl collar and a partial velvet facing. Long narrow sleeves have three velvet ball buttons. The jacket closes with two velvet ball buttons and an elaborate velvet and self-fabric frogs. It is lined in nary color charmuse. The coat dips from waist length in front to knee length in back. Half-belt of fabric tubing and velvet at waist level. Ankle-length pegged skirt with a concealed waistba…

  • Women's rose satin pumps with rhinestone buckle from the late '20s or early '30s

    A pair of woman's round toe, rose satin pumps trimmed at vamp with rhinestone buckle. Label: B. Siegel, Detroit, Shoes for the Occasion.

  • 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."

  • Two-piece knit dress with tunic top from the 1920s

    This two-piece knit dress has a tunic top and plain skirt. There are nine buttons on each side of the tunic as well as machine embroidery in shades of orange and tan. Label: "MADE IN FRANCE, Mae & Hattie Green, 587, Fifth Avenue. NEW-YORK."

  • Women's white kid pumps from the early twentieth century

    This pair of woman's white kid pumps have high vamps trimmed with kid-covered buckles. Label: R.H. Fyfe & Co., Detroit.

  • Women's black silk pumps from the mid '20s or early '30s

    A pair of woman's black silk pumps with the vamp outlined in silver kid. The shoes have a gold and silver kid strap across the instep, a high heel, and a white kid lining. The toe and heel are closed. Label: Made Expressly for Ernst Kern Co., Detroit.

  • Women's green kid shoes with gold piping from the mid '20s or early '30s

    A pair of woman's green kid shoes trimmed with gold piping and light green stitching. The tie oxfords have a kid insertion, semi-pointed toes, and a medium heel. They also have a grey kid lining, and are labeled: Walk-Over.

  • Women's red calf tie oxfords from the late '20s or early '30s

    A pair of woman's bright red calf tie oxfords having a cut out pattern across the vamp and on the sides. The shoes have a grey kid lining, medium heel, and semi round toes. Label: Walk-Over.

  • Two-piece tan silk shantung dress from the nineteenth century

    This woman's two-piece tan silk shantung dress has a skirt with a gathered side pannier. The dress is trimmed with brown faille, and the curaisse bodice has brown faille trim. It has brown panel in front with a large brown and tan bow, and streamers in back. Its sleeves are finished with a lace-edged white ruffle. The dress is lined. Note: Coat with hood 1950.001.011 matches the dress. See also matching parasol 1950.001.101. Note: Two pieces from trousseau of Della Miles Bertch, born c. 187…

  • White wool crepe dress from the early twentieth century

    Women's sheer white wool crepe dress, trimmed with heavy floral lace. One piece. "V" neck, natural waist, 3/4 length sleeves. Ankle-length straight skirt with peplum of lace and wide band of lace at hem. Trimmed with rows of pairs of crocheted balls, down front and sides. Original purchase price was $125.00. Owned by Mrs. Carrie Norbury, co-owner of the Norbro Shop on Grand River at Woodward

  • Red gown with lace yoke from the early twentieth century

    Womn's ruby red silk velvet gown with lace yoke. The dress is high waisted with elbow length sleeves, and has a "D'Haene, Detroit" label. For a tall, slim woman, dress has a 19" waist. Probably worn by donor's mother, Margaret McMillan ( daughter of Robert, of G&R McMillan). Mrs. Arthur David Holmes. He was a doctor, specializing in children. Married in Detroit, 1898. Margaret b. c. 1864. Daughters Margaret M. born c. 1899, Agnes May born c. 1900.

  • Women's black patent leather shoes from the early twentieth century

    This pair of woman's black patent leather shoes has a French Louis heel, a pointed toe, ties in the front through a leather flap, and is leather lined. The shoes belonged to the late Miss M. Agnes Burton, sister of donor.

  • Women's white leather oxfords from the turn of the century

    A pair of woman's white leather oxfords with a French Louis heel, silk laces, and a perforated design on the toe. These shoes belonged to the late Miss M. Agnes Burton.