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  • 4-H Uniform, 1948-1949

    This dress was sewn at home by Ruth Ann Herriott (nee Goodell) when she was a member of the Willing Workers 4-H Club in Eden Township, Benton County, Iowa, near Garrison. She joined the club, referred to as the Eden Willing Workers, in 1942 at age 10; she probably made this in the later 1940s.

  • Dress with Stole, about 1948

    Elizabeth Parke Firestone wore this dress at a holiday party for the Princeton Club of Akron, Ohio on December 20, 1949. Born in Decatur, Illinois in 1897 Elizabeth Parke married Harvey S. Firestone Jr., son of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founder Harvey S. Firestone, in 1921.Once described by a friend as, "the most luxurious woman in the history of luxury," Elizabeth Parke Firestone's clothing collection illustrates her impeccable taste in fashion.

  • Afternoon dress of brown silk crepe from the 1940s

    This woman's afternoon dress of brown silk crepe has a fitted bodice with a deep waistline. There is a mock bow across the sheer brown yoke, and another bow around the drop waist with long ties hanging down the front. There is a back zipper, and the long sleeves have zippers at the cuffs. Label: "Howard Greer, Beverly Hills"

  • Women's gray wool shirtwaist with round, notched collar from the 1940s

    This women's gray wool shirtwaist has a round, notched collar. Its center closing has four gray buttons, and cuffed, bracelet length dolman sleeves with a gusset under the arm. The skirt is cut on the bias, and is mid-calf in length. It has a peg-top, and a center zipper closing, with two darts front and back. A stiff self belt with buckle covered in mottled gray kid is lined with brown leather. The dress was worn by donor, a buyer for Hudson's, and was made by Irene of California.

  • 1948-1949 Portrait Basketball Team with insets.

    Insets: Charles Frankel, Noah Brown. Back: Joel Mason (Coach), Edward Futrell (Asst. Coach), Dick Hall, Charles Dubas, Phil Stewart, James Rucinski, George Shuk, Arthur Swerdlow (Student Mgr.). Front: Robert Conibear, Nick Kluck, Al Guzzo, Lloyd Adelson, Ronald Condon, Donald Sherrod.

  • 1948-1949 Portrait Basketball Team.

    Back: F. Mulhauser (Coach), S. Adams, R. Hoffman, F. Simmons, R. Pershing, R. Langas, C. Theodore, E. Futrell (Coach) [mentioned as Asst. Coach in 37003]. Front: L. Colter, E. Zang, J. Tolwinski, J. Kastran, J. Seppla.