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  • Wool Dress With Net Collar, Bodice, and Sleeves, about 1940

    Deep blue dress. Collar, sleeves, and top of bodice in blue cotton net. Body made of graduated rectangles of dark blue wool, pieced together on blue net; rectangles have blue net star in corners where they meet, formed by cut-out V's in corners of rectangles. Half-slip of blue silk faille. Skirt and slip have been shortened about 1/2 inch.

  • Muted turquoise crepe evening gown from the late 1930s or early 1940s

    Woman's muted turquoise crepe evening gown having a straight undecorated skirt, fitted, dropped waist. The dress has a round, jewel neckline, cap sleeves (shoulder pads have been removed), and a bodice decorated with 1 1/2" x 3/4" beaded ovals in shades of pink, black, silver, and gold. Three lines of pink and silver beads edge the neck and sleeves. Side zipper. 6 1/2" wide gathered panel in back, starting from a 2 1/4" wide strip of machine shirring at the waist seam, suggests a bustle. La…

  • Women's light blue denim coveralls from the 1940s

    Woman's light blue denim coveralls with button drop seat, front button waistband, short sleeves with slightly gathered shoulders. The coveralls have a convertible collar, front button closure, two patch pockets on the front bodice, and one patch pocket on the right back hip. Worn by the donor's mother at McCord Radiator from 1943 to 1945. Worn with hat #89.70.3

  • Women's navy blue felt cap with attached jersey snood from the 1940s

    Woman's navy blue felt cap with attached jersey snood. Brim has five vent holes and cap has open lattice design and top vent holes. Worn with #89.70.2.

  • Sequined Wool Crepe Evening Gown, 1943

    Long sleeved black wool crepe evening gown accented with vertical stripes of black sequins. Additional accent is achieved at the neck with red and black bows and wrapping. 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.

  • Beaded Crepe Cocktail Dress, 1943

    Dark brown crepe cocktail dress, which is heavily beaded in the front only with brown steel beads. Dress has a square neckline with a crepe bow. Bows are repeated on skirt. 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 Knit Day Dress with Silver Grape Leaf Accents at Collar and Cuffs, 1943

    Bankers gray wool knit day dress with silver grape leaves on the cuffs and collar. Accents include smocking at the shoulders, a yoke back with inverted box pleat, and a wide belt with two small silver buckles. 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.

  • Crepe Dinner Dress with Heavily Beaded Bodice and Sleeves, 1943

    Dinner dress of dark gray crepe with a bodice and sleeves accented with gray embroidery and beading of steel beads done in a diamond pattern. Tassels of steel beads terminate from the center of each diamond. The skirt has a slight gathering over the hips and soft gathered detail on the right front, which gives softness and detail to an otherwise plain skirt. This garment was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 2…

  • Child's Jacket with Red Collar and Cuffs, 1943

    Small child's jacket, cream colored with a red collar and cuffs. This item was owned by Judy Johnson, the granddaughter of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), the co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Wool Tweed Four-Piece Riding Outfit, 1943

    Four piece riding outfit consisting of two pairs of jodphurs, vest and a jacket all of fine quality gray wool tweed. This outfit 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).

  • Ribbed-Straw Picture Hat with Open Crown, 1943

    Black (navy) ribbed-straw picture hat with open crown on top, 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.

  • Lace Picture Hat with Satin Bows, 1943

    Navy blue lace picture hat with a small crown edged in ruffles of lace with two satin bows and streamers. 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.

  • Striped Silk Hat with Satin Ribbon and Veil, 1943

    Blue and white striped silk hat with accents of navy blue satin ribbon on the band and down the back, and a navy blue veil. 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.

  • Crepe Hat Accented with Veil and Silk Print Fabric, 1943

    Royal blue crepe base accented with black and white silk print band and bow, and a royal blue veil. 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 Veil and Roses, 1943

    White textured straw hat accented with bright pink and white roses, and kelly green satin ribbons and veil. 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.

  • Straw Hat accented with Flowers, Birds, and Netting, 1943

    Violet straw hat accented with lavender flowers and violet birds. Hat has a violet veil. 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.