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  • Brown velvet dress from the 1920s

    Women's brown velvet dress with long, reddish-gold lame sleeves having velvet cuffs. Sleeves are very full and smocked at top. Small stand-up collar ending in two long ribbons in front (brown velvet on one side and gold lame on other) that tie in a bow at front of neck. A sash of velvet and gold lame is fastened at the sides. The dress ties in back, and has a small dickie of lame snaps across opening at neck. The dress does not have a label. Belonged to Mrs. Crowley.

  • Yellow silk crepe dress from the 1920s

    This woman's, yellow silk crepe dress has a convertible collar, and a "V" throat that fastens with eleven small pearl buttons and self-fabric loops. The sleeves are fastened at the cuff with two small pearl buttons and self fabric loops. The cuffs are trimmed with a hand-embroidered design of abstract flowers, leaves, and scrolls in various colors of silk floss. A similiar decoration trims the front of the dress top around the neck opening, and at the center front. The skirt has fine accordio…