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  • Dress, 1925-1935

    This dress was owned by Virginia Palmer Bradfield Ward. A dramatic and slinky bias cut evening dress, both the styling and the coral color are typical of the mid 1930s. The interesting seaming and panel insets give much visual interest to what might seemingly be a plain dress.Virginia Palmer Bradfield was born 1897 in Grand Rapids, MI. She was born in to one of Michigan's oldest mining families.Her great grandfather, Charles Henry Palmer, was a pioneer investor and developer of mines and railroa…

  • Evening gown of ecru lace from the 1930s

    This women's evening gown of ecru lace with ecru chiffon underskirt is sleeveless with wide shoulder straps and a scoop neckline front and back. It has a wide lace collar or ruffle with a scalloped edge which covers the bodice front and back. The plain, flared skirt is ankle length. It has a wide suede belt covered by the same ecru lace, with a rhinestone buckle. There is a loose, waist length jacket with short sleeves having wide mink fur cuffs. It is scalloped around the entire edge and …

  • Flower Print Chiffon Garden Party Dress, 1935

    Flower printed chiffon garden party dress with matching belt. Accented with bow of chiffon on fron tof dress. The neckline and cuffs are edgedin machine lace. Three pieces: slip, dress and belt. 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.

  • Pleated Chiffon Summer Party Dress, 1935

    White summer party dress of pleated chiffon. Dress has slip edging, a bib front, cap sleeves and a belt of shite silk lace. The front is accented with fans of pleated lace on the bodice and belt ends. Two pieces: dress and slip. 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.

  • Textured Crepe Day Dress with Gingham Collar and Cuffs, 1935

    White textured crepe day dress with collar and cuffs of blue and white checked gingham. The front of the dress is accentuated with with gingham flower, white silk frogs, and cording. 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 Day Dress Trimmed with Cording, 1935

    Brown crepe day dress with neckline, front, cuffs and belt trimmed in white cording. Details include crocheted buttons on cuffs and front of dress. 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.

  • Velvet Dinner Dress with Loose Surplice Brocade Top, 1935

    Dinner dress of dusty blue velvet with blue and gold metallic brocade top. The bodice has wrap around pendants to give a criss-cross effect in the front. 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.

  • Two-Piece SIlk Tweed Suit Consisting of Dress and Cape, 1935

    Two piece suit consisting of dress and cape of black and white silk tweed. Accents include red silk lining on the cape, a red silk belt and trim of white organdy piped on red silk. 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.