• Two Piece Silk Taffeta Girl's Outfit, about 1892

    Two-piece outfit consisting of pleated skirt and jumper-style bodice with long-sleeved, tucked white cambric chemisette. Skirt and bodice of silk taffeta, printed blue with brown spots. Bodice stand collar, fall collar, cuffs and hem trimmed with machine lace. Opens center-back with 22 mother-of-pearl buttons. Skirt stiffened with buckram lining. Machine-sewn except for hand-stitched hem. Dressmaker made. This fashionable young lady's bodice and skirt is notable for its exquisite construction an…

  • Boy's Velveteen Norfolk Knicker Suit, 1890-1910

    Brown velveteen Norfolk knicker suit. Collar-less, round-necked, double-breasted jacket faced with cotton and silk satin. Opens on right side; two rows of mother-of-pearl buttons, one functional. Two pleats on front, one pleat on back, with self-fabric belt passing through openings in pleats. Two patch pockets. Set-in sleeves, no cuffs. Straight-legged knickers with one snap at each hip. Inner waist band of white muslin with buttonholes. Two darts in back. Small open fly at inseam has been hand-…

  • Boy's Silk Crepe Two-Piece Arabian Nights Costume, 1922

    Two piece Arabian Nights boy's costume. Under pants and top are of orange silk crepe edged down the side with green and gold braid set with red rhinestones. The jacket is of orange metallic brocade lined in red silk. All edges are piped in green silk. There is a matching turban of orange metallic brocade entwined with pearls. A large pearl and pink clasp in front with two white feathers add emphasis. There are also matching shoes of orange brocade. This costume was owned by Daniel Dodge (…