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  • White Cotton Net Blouse with Long Sleeves, 1916

    White cotton net blouse with long sleeves and a bib collar. Accents include open-work lace and embroidery on the lower neckline. This item 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.

  • White Cotton Batiste Blouse, 1908

    White cotton batiste blouse. The collar, cuffs, front, shoulders, back and sleeves have open-work of white embroidery on cotton netting. This item 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.

  • Embroidered Georgette Blouse, 1926

    Beige georgette blouse embroidered wiht warm shades of brown flowers. Blouse has long sleeves and a crepe waistband with a bow on the side. This item 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.

  • Embroidered Wool Blouse, 1932

    White wool blouse embroidered with white, blue and pink open-work on the front and cuffs. This item 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.

  • Lime Green Dress with Embroidered Overlay

    Mid-length lime green chiffon dress, beige neckline facing on bodice and 2 inch shoulder straps, heavily embroidered beige net overlay, crepe lining, hook and eye closure. Circa 1920-1929.

  • Women's Lace V-Neck Blouse

    Women’s woven Batiste lace V-neck top, embroidered, elbow length sleeves, ruffled lace at neckline and hem, split hem, and small black satin bow on V-neck. Circa 1930-1949.

  • Long Black Ruffled Skirt

    Long silk and lace skirt, black with layers of pleated ruffles at hem. Trimmed with velvet and ribbons, hook and eye closure. Circa 1850-1859.

  • Blue Angora Beaded Cardigan

    Blue angora cardigan with hand-beaded detail in center front, bodice is rayon lined, hook and eye closure. Barbara Lee Passport Collection. Circa 1950-1959.

  • Black Silk Beaded Dress

    Black silk short sleeve dress with square neckline, beaded chiffon over-blouse and over-skirt, floral motif. Circa 1920-1929.

  • Two Piece Embroidered Dress

    Two piece dress consisting of long skirt and long sleeve top, navy blue in color. Skirt has sets of pleats, three each, around skirt, which are open on the bottom third with embroidered flower where loose pleats begin, hook and eye closure in back. Top is lined and features boning, also has floral embroidery around neckline and on shoulders, at cuffs, and creates a V-neck look on back. Embroidered dicky style insert with high neck, and hook and eye closure at back of neck. Top also features …

  • Black Dress with Lace Overdress

    Black taffeta dress with ecru lace overdress. Dress features an empire waist with round neckline in front, V-neck in back, sleeveless. Overdress features deep V-neck in front and back, ¾ length sleeves with small blue bows on side near hem. Overdress has lace inset in front and two tiers with lace on skirt, and trapunto style stitching. Cluster of three pink silk roses on right side of skirt at knee. Periwinkle blue braided belt at waist and another around lower tier of skirt, both tied in …

  • Wedding Gown: Wedding Dress

    Two piece woven ivory silk beaded wedding dress. Top features short sleeves with lace flounces, lace also around neck and down the front. Bodice has ten round buttons down front, each with crocheted covering. Extensive beading on front and side panels of skirt, knife pleats at waist, long train. Handmade lace. Originally work in 1884, altered 1904 and again in 1934. Except for part of the lower part of the skirt train, the dress in good condition. Dress stored with amber necklace wrapped in…

  • Peach Silk Dress with Black Overdress

    Long peach colored lace dinner dress with black overdress. ¾ length sleeves, scoop neck in front, V-neck in back, cummerbund style waist. Beading and sequins throughout, long fringe on hem of black overdress. Circa 1910-1919.

  • Long Dress with Leaf Pattern Overlay

    Long silk organza dinner dress, royal blue in color with black leaf pattern overlay. Dress is lined with cummerbund style waist, sweetheart style neckline with lace inset and stand-away collar. Hook and eye closure in back, ¾ length sleeves with lace, large sash in back with decorative covered buttons.. Circa 1900-1909.

  • Women's Peach Knee Length Slip

    Women’s knee length bias cut slip, peach in color. Features spaghetti straps, bias cut, V-neck in front and back, darts on bust, small amount of eyelet embroidery on bodice. Circa 1930-1939.

  • Large Floral Embroidered Shawl

    Large shawl or wrap, ecru in color with floral embroidery using pasyel thread colors. Features very large embroidered flowers toward the four corners. Features crocheted edge trimmed with fringe. Circa 1920-1929.

  • Hip Length Wrap with Fringe

    Ivory colored wrap or shawl, waist or hip length, heavily embroidered, crocheted hem and collar trimmed with fringe. Long embroidered fabric sash in back with tassles and large decorative corded button. Circa 1930-1959.

  • Floral Embroidered Shawl

    White or ecru wrap shawl heavily embroidered in bright colors with flowers in center and a large embroidered flower in each corner. Features crocheted edge trimmed with fringe. Circa 1920-1929.

  • Long Lace Shawl

    Long triangular lace net wrap or shawl, heavily decorated with flowers and leaves, scalloped edge, black in color. Circa 1880-1929.

  • Corset, 1838-1840

    The donor indicated that this was worn by Betsy Ann Cowles Palmer for her wedding sometime between 1838 and 1840. Its styling is that of a wedding or trousseau corset-- lovely and decorative with fancy embroidery. Torso proportions are appropriate for the 1840s, and metal eyelets were not used until this time.Betsy Ann Cowles Palmer was born in 1822. In 1839, she married Charles Henry Palmer, a pioneer investor and developer of mines and railroads in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Palmer's had …