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  • Blue silk dress with chain stitch embroidery from the mid '20s or early '30s

    This bright blue silk women's dress has all over machine made chain stitch embroidery. It has green and white leaves as well as two triangles in the design in front. The dress has a square neck, long sleeves and is lined with blue chiffon. Label: "Mae & Hattie Green, PARIS, NEW YORK, 16 East 52nd Street."

  • Women's black silk pumps from the mid '20s or early '30s

    A pair of woman's black silk pumps with the vamp outlined in silver kid. The shoes have a gold and silver kid strap across the instep, a high heel, and a white kid lining. The toe and heel are closed. Label: Made Expressly for Ernst Kern Co., Detroit.

  • Women's green kid shoes with gold piping from the mid '20s or early '30s

    A pair of woman's green kid shoes trimmed with gold piping and light green stitching. The tie oxfords have a kid insertion, semi-pointed toes, and a medium heel. They also have a grey kid lining, and are labeled: Walk-Over.

  • Women's red calf tie oxfords from the late '20s or early '30s

    A pair of woman's bright red calf tie oxfords having a cut out pattern across the vamp and on the sides. The shoes have a grey kid lining, medium heel, and semi round toes. Label: Walk-Over.

  • Women's black patent leather shoes with a strap from the mid '20s or early '30s

    Woman's black patent leather shoes with a strap over the instep, and silver and snake skin-like leather decoration on strap and vamp. The original price tag reads $1.95. Label: Made by Style Girl, St. Louis.

  • Sleeveless tennis dress from the mid '20s or early '30s

    This woman's sleeveless tennis dress has a square neck and is made of a heavy, cream-color cotton fabric. It was made by Mrs. Robinson. The donors were daughters of tailor John C. Wettlaufer from whose shop the dress came.

  • Women's brown and beige leather shoes from the 1930s

    A pair of woman's brown and beige leather shoes with 2" heels, and brown lace ties. The tongue and shoe insteps are beige. The right shoe is marked inside with crossed S's, and The Stetson Shoe.

  • Womn's three piece wool knit tennis dress from the late '20s or early '30s

    Womn's three piece, creamy white wool knit tennis dress. The hip length jacket (a) has a small collar, and long, straight sleeves that botton closed at the cuff. It has two side pockets, and a single button closing below the bust for freedom of movement. The mid calf skirt (b) has pleats at its sides, and a hook and eye side closing. The V-neck dickey (c) is sideless, and sleeveless. It is a slip-on garment with elastic ties at its sides. Worn by donor's mother, Marion Scherer Livingstone.

  • Women's two-piece suit of gray / black light-weight serge from the mid '20s or early '30s

    Woman's two-piece suit of gray / black light-weight serge has a long jacket with a round neck, and a yoke of three curved strips with three black button closures having bound buttonholes. The rest of the jacket hangs open. The long sleeves each have a matching band and black button at the cuff. The lining is black silk.. The skirt which has no waistband has a dropped waist, and the same yoke effect. The lower part of the knee-length skirt is cut on this bias. Label (jacket): " Lillian Inc.…

  • Women's black velvet and ermine cape from the 1930s

    This woman's black velvet and ermine cape is comprised of a straight tube of black velvet that is a below- knee-length. It is lined with white satin in a rice-paper pattern. The cape has armholes at shoulders, and a wide shawl collar of white ermine. It dips down in back to below waist length, and a band of ermine runs down the front to the hem. The collar is lined with black satin, and the velvet inner-lined with white wool. The cape is without fastenings though they may have been removed.…

  • Rayon daydress from the 1930s

    Woman's rayon daydress having an off-white and brown leaf print pattern. The machine-sewn chemise has short sleeves, and a mock shawl surplice neckline of off-white rayon. Its skirt has a double pleat at the left center-front, and a single pleat at the center back. A self belt is set in the right side seam. Self bows at the tops of the sleeves. Worn by the donor's mother. Mass market, possibly mail order.