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  • Women's gray-green gabardine suit from the 1940s

    Woman's gray-green gabardine suit having a long-sleeve collarless jacket with padded shoulders, and an inset yoke with diagonal button down tabs on either side. It has set-in front pockets with matching diagonal button-down flaps. The jacet ends past the hips and is lined with pale purple crepe. The straight skirt has a 1 3/8" waistband with a side zipper and hooks. The waistband measures approximately 26." Labels: Adrian in British Samek Material, and The J.L. Hudson Co., Detroit.

  • Women's ensemble with dress made of crepon from the 1940s

    This woman's ensemble has a dress made of crepon with a geometric design of orange, green, purple, fuschia and white. Natural waistline. Wrist- length sleeves with light shoulder pads and two button cuffs. It buttons to the waist and has a side zipper. The U-shaped neckline is trimmed with a self ruffle. The skirt has 1/2" pleats sewn down 10". Knee length. There is a 1/4" wide self belt. It hs a matching purple, velveteen hip-length woman's jacket with lapels faced with the same lining mate…

  • Evening dress with a black crepe bodice and a pink and gold striped taffeta skirt from the 1940s

    This woman's evening dress has a black crepe bodice and a pink and gold striped taffeta skirt. It has padded shoulders and long, sleeves zippered at the wrist. The v-neck is repeated in the wide angle V of the waistline and stripes of the skirt. There is a side zipper. Label: 'Lizzette Mammoth, Book Bldg., Det.' "New York Creation, New York Dress Institute." Donor said she purchased dress at Walter's in Detroit in 1937, but it has the Mammoth label, and the NY Dress Institute wasn't organi…

  • Evening gown with black velvet bodice from the 1940s

    This woman's evening gown has a black velvet bodice with padded shoulders, long sleeves and a V-neck. The slightly flared red duvetyne skirt extends above the waist to meet the point of the V-neck. There is a side zipper and snaps at the wrists. Label: "Dovies, Detroit

  • Women's beige wool coat from the 1940s

    Woman's beige wool coat with a wide shawl collar and cuffs of brown mouton fur. The coat has a single gray button at the waist, and two large darts in the back. It has a peach satin lining, with a design of bows stitched in grey silk. Belonged to Blanche Davidson, donor's aunt (Betty Conzelman). Label in back: Sax Kay Detroit.

  • Women's black suede shoes from the late 1930s or early 1940s

    This pair of woman's black suede shoes has leather heels and toes. The toes are a rounded-square shape, and the shoes have T-straps, side buckles, and 2 1/2" heels. Label: Fashion Step, TradeMark Flexible Shoes, Smart Style, Arch Comfort, Metatarsal Cushion.

  • Velvet Cocktail Dress with Burgundy Satin Accents, 1942

    Black velvet cocktail dress with accents on the neck, cuffs and down the front of burgundy satin. There are also two rows of burgundy covered buttons down the front and a belt of black and burgundy tubing. 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.

  • Wool Day Dress with Beaded and Jeweled Accents on Front Pockets, 1942

    Beige wool day dress accented on the front pockets with two large medallions composed of gold, green and red embroidery, green and red jewels, white pearls, and rhinestones. 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.

  • Velvet Dinner Dress with Heavily Beaded Sleeves, 1942

    Black velvet dinner dress with V-neck. Dress has short sleeves elaborately beaded n white seed pearls, silver beads and rhinestones. 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.

  • Doubled Breasted Wool Day Coat, 1942

    Light beige wool day coat with an inverted box pleat and a half belt in the back. Coat is double-breasted in the front and has a very tailored look. This item was owned by Frances Dodge (November 27, 1914 – January 24, 1971), who was the eldest daughter of John Francis Dodge (co-founder of Dodge Motor Company) and his third wife, Matilda Rausch Dodge (Wilson).

  • Collarless Wool Day Coat with Single Button Closure, 1942

    Gray wool day coat with a lining of gray china silk, no collar. Coat has two pockets with cut detailing. 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.

  • Straw Hat with High Crown, Grosgrain Ribbon, and Veil, 1942

    Dark brown straw hat with a very high crown and small rolled brim in imitation of a top hat. The under-brim is of natural colored straw. Accents include a gro-grain ribbon band with a metallic gold design and hanging tabs in back. Hat has a veil of dark brown net. This item 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.

  • Textured Straw Hat with Flowers and Veil, 1942

    Powder blue textured straw base with blue flowers, which 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.

  • Felt Hat Accented with Veil and Feather Birds, 1942

    Dusty rose-fushia felt hat accented with two blue and fushia birds and a rose-fushia veil, which 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.

  • Cloth and Textured Straw Crown Accented with Feathers, 1942

    Powder blue cloth and textured straw crown. The brim is accented with powder blue feathers tipped in pink. This hat 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.

  • Textured Straw Hat Accented with Satin Ribbon Bows, 1942

    Black textured straw hat accented with black satin ribbon bows, which 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.

  • Textured Straw Hat with Large Rose Accent and Veil, 1942

    Black textured straw hat detailed on the back with a white rose, blue band and black veil, which 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.

  • Quilted Twill Hat with Veil, 1942

    Light brown quilted twill hat bound in dark brown twill. Accented with a veil of dark brown net. This hat 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.

  • Men's Wool Trousers, 1942

    Gray wool trousers, which were owned by Richard Wilson, the adopted son of Matilda and Alfred Wilson. Matilda was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.