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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…

  • 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…