• 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.

  • 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.