• Women's suit with divided skirt and matching jacket of tan linen from the early twentieth century

    A woman's suit that consists of divided skirt and matching jacket of tan linen. The tailored suit has a long jacket with four buttons in front, and two buttons on the cuff of each sleeve. The skirt has eleven buttons on the panel that conceals the pants, and a separate belt. Note: Helen Andrus Merrell Howard, daughter of Dr. Frank D. Howard, married Francis (C.or E.)Merrell c. 1908, and moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico. Original records call this a bicycling suit, but it might have been worn a…

  • Black silk velvet one piece dress from the early twentieth century

    Women's black silk velvet, one piece dress having short sleeves, a V-neck, and an ankle length skirt with a peg top. The bodice has black net over white net, and sleeves of plain, double-thick black net. The bodice is trimmed with black and crystal sequins, and jet and crystal beads. The sides of the dress have triangular panniers, shaped with weights. Worn by Mrs. Wm. Traub.

  • Dress made of very sheer cloth from the early twentieth century

    Women's dress made of very sheer cloth that is loosely woven of fine, ecru-color thread. The bodice has a square neckline with a black velvet yoke. Its shoulders back and front center are embroidered with heavy black and white silk floss, with heavy white lace across shoulders. The bodice is gathered to the waist, and has long, loose sleeves whose cuffs are decorated with black velvet, black chiffon, and the same black and white embroidery. There are two velvet buttons on each sleeve. The lo…

  • Evening gown of black silk with scroll-leaf brocade pattern from the early twentieth century

    Woman's evening gown of black silk with scroll-leaf brocade pattern; square neckline with net insert, short sleeves, empire style, draped skirt; bodice covered with black sequins, beaded fringe with drop-shaped sequins; ladder shaped jet-bead tassel hanging from center of bodice; black net and sequin panel with beaded fringe down left side. Label: Bertha A. Krenz. Belonged to donor's mother, Mrs. James R. Hayes; Mr. Hayes was proprietor of the Wayne Hotel from the 1880's until 1918. The dress …

  • Dress with bodice comprised of three layers of white tulle from the early twentieth century

    Woman's dress having the bodice comprised of three layers of white tulle. The top layer is embroidered in white, and trimmed with blue sequins. The dress has a V-neck, elbow length sleeves with a ruffle and a blue satin bow. Two triangular panels of the skirt material rise from the waist like an apron top. The skirt has three layers of black and blue tulle over satin, and its hem is a band of gold thread embroidery. The dress has a blue satin sash with stays, and a back closure. Label: Laffre…