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Description

Blue/grey ribbed silk; Bodice (A) - squared neckline with net ruffle and chemisette with embroidered scalloped edge; elbow length sleeves; boned; gathered at waist; piping at shoulders; cream silk lining; Skirt (B) - matching skirt; narrow; floor length; gathered at hem (front) with blue frog and button; box pleat at back; hook and eye closure; Overblouse (C) - matching cream net collar; embroidered with geometric band in green and orange; with pom pom fringe; bodice ties at front/empire waist with peplum and long self sash with grey silk tassels at ends; large buttons embroidered with swastika; Belt (D) - matching belt with rosette of same fabric; boned; hook and eye closure.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1915
Inscriptions
Woven label on skirt waistband in black letters: ""Ruby/ADDRESS/TELEPHONE/227/DARTMOUTH ST./BACK BAY/BOSTON""
Material
embroidering
machine-made
net (textile)
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Embroidered
embroidering
Geometric
geometric patterns
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Net
net (textile)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1990.474A-D
Credit Line
Gift of Richard Thornton Fisher, Anne Fisher Tatlock, Faith Fisher Forbes, Charles Paine Fisher and John Bryant Fisher
GUSN
12841

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