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  • Navy Blue Synthetic Silk Faille Evening Dress, 1947

    Floor-length, navy blue synthetic silk faille evening dress. Stand-up collar. Long raglan sleeves with gathers at inseam. Navy blue velvet insertion at decolletage with large navy blue velvet bow. Slit pockets on hips. Medium-full skirt over attached black petticoat with wide pleated flounce at hem. White crepe inner bodice and grosgrain boned corselette. Clothing label: Christian Dior/PARIS/MADE IN FRANCE. Stamped on label: 8344. This garment was owned by Elizabeth Parke Firestone, daughter of …

  • Beaded Wool Day Dress, 1944

    Black wool day dress accented on the front at the bodice with violet (two) wool V's beaded in silver and varying shades of violet beads. The violet cuffs have bows. 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 with Lace Inserts on Bodice and Skirt, 1944

    Black crepe day dresses with long sleeves and a tunic effect on the skirt in front. Details include black corded lace over flesh net edging tunic skirt and around bodice. The lace is lower on the bodice back. 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.

  • Quilted Silk Velvet Jacket, 1944

    White quilted silk velvet jacket lined in white satin. The neck is edged with five rows of white lace. Accents include three gold, black and rhinestone buttons on 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.

  • Straw Hat with Brim Edged in Ostrich Feathers and Roses, 1944

    Pink straw hat with brim edged in pink ostrich feathers and pink roses, which 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.

  • Felt Hat with Upturned Brim and Ostrich Feathers, 1944

    Blue-gray felt hat with upturned brim. The crown is covered with pale blue ostrich feathers. This hat 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.

  • Dove Gray Ten Gallon Hat, 1944

    Dove gray ten gallon hat. Size 7 3/8. This item was owned by Alfred Gaston Wilson (1883 – 1962), husband of Matilda Rausch Dodge (Wilson). Matilda was the widow of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Company.