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  • 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.

  • White silk charmuese dress from the early twentieth century

    Woman's white silk charmuese dress with short chiffon sleeves. It has a V-neck that is edged with net, and an ecru lace yoke. The bodice is bloused with a second layer of material bloused to the waist, and heavily trimmed with gold and silver metallic thread, and strings of gold beads. The waist cummerbund lays over the top of a moderately full skirt. An overskirt pannier reaches to the hips, and is trimmed with the same metallic embroidery and gold beads as the bodice. The overskirt is sli…

  • Women's light, buff wool twill suit from the early twentieth century

    This woman's light, buff wool twill suit has a navy blue silk velvet collar and buttons. The suit has a fitted jacket that is flared below the waist. It has two tails in the back that are edged with blue velvet buttons, two front pockets, and long sleeves. The jacket lining is white silk with large pink circles. The ankle-length skirt is beautifully cut with a hip yoke and two gores in back, and a T-shaped piece in front. The skirt has an invisible waistband, side hook, and left closure. The su…

  • Women's black satin pumps with steel beads from the early twentieth century

    A pair of woman's black satin pumps having the vamp and throat trimmed with steel beads. The shoes have 2" high French heel. They belonged to donor's mother, Mrs. Herbert Anderson.

  • Women's grey suede, four strap bootines from the early twentieth century

    A pair of woman's grey suede, four strap bootines with cut steel bead decoration on the front, and buttons across the instep. The shoes have a cut out section on the front of vamp, and are lined with white kid. Stamped: Sorosis. Purchased at Sorosis Shoe Shop in the David Whitney Building, from Mr. Henry Elliot, c. 1912-1915. They belonged to the donor's mother Jessie Alcorn Widner Colton (Mrs. Clark E. Colton), born February 14, 1870, married April, 1892, died December 4, 1953 …

  • Evening gown with white net bodice over pink slip from the early twentieth century

    Woman's evening gown having a white net bodice over pink slip. It has a high collar, elbow-length sleeves, panels of net with gilt-thread floral border over the shoulders, and rhinestone trim. Its skirt of pale pink daisy-brocaded satin has vertical chains of gilt-thread daisies. Its empire waist is straight, and slightly draped at the sides and back, and has a short train. It is enhanced with gilt buckles having beaded fringe hanging at front and side skirt drapes. Label: B.A. Krenz, Detro…

  • Pale lavender-pink faille gown from the early twentieth century

    Woman's pale lavender-pink faille gown. The bodice has a high collared lace dickie, and elbow length sleeves. Bretelles over each shoulder are embroidered with pale pink chain stitches, gold flowers, lavender and blue grapes, and green leaves. The natural waistband is also trimmed with chain stitches, and an oval leaf crest. The A-line skirt is slightly longer in back with two crossed panels in the front that are embriodered with a pale pink abstract floral design at the hem. The back panel …

  • Red wool dress from the early twentieth century

    Woman's dress in a fine red wool, trimmed with red velvet and white lace. The bodice, with a back closure, is draped and crosses in front like a loose jacket. It is edged with velvet that forms a rosette. A dicky of multi-colored beads with gold lace over red and turquoise. The oversleeves reach to the elbows, and wrist length undersleeves are of white lace. Cuffs of the beads similar to those on the dicky. The high waisted skirt flares slightly, and appears to open down the side, closes wi…