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  • Velvet Dinner Dress with Large Cuffs of Wool Yarn and Rhinestones, 1938

    Black velvet dinner dress. Severity of the dress is offset with large cuffs of white wool yarn and rhinestones. A rhinestone clasp on the belt and shoulder accents of padded velvet add emphasis to the effect of simple elgance. 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.

  • Satin Crepe Dinner Dress with Beaded and Embroidered Bodice, 1938

    Black satin backed crepe dinner dress with a bodice of black chiffon embroidered in silk and beaded in jet beads. Emphasis is given to the back with bows of crepe creating a custle effect. 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.