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Description

A=Jacket; B=Skirt. Black fabric. Jacket (A) turned back collar w/ scalloped lapel; padded shoulders; long sleeves w/ elbow darts; slight flare at waist; 2 false pocket fronts of 2 layers at front waist; lined w/ black silk. Double breasted; 2 rows of 5 buttons each; 10 silver toned buttons & 5 holes. Skirt (B) straight; mid-calf; left side zipper w/ hook & eye & double snap at waist; 2 small slits (2") at side hem; unlined.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1940
Inscriptions
Jacket 1. Machine embroidered label at neckline; blue on white: ""Jays/ Boston/ and/ Wellesley"" w/ silhouette of seated woman looking into hand mirror to left of Jay's. 2. Inside jacket under left armscye; stiffened canvas label: ""National recovery board"" circles ""coat/ and/ suit/ industry/ 187437""; reverse side: ""Consumers'/ Protection Lab... (end of word hidden inside seam)/ DCF/ manufactured Under/ Fair Labor Standards"" blue letters on white label. Skirt 3. White cotton thread stitched into inside front waistband; possible dry cleaner's mark. 4. Machine embroidered label; blue on white; same woman's silhouette as label at neckline: ""Jays/ Temple Place/ Boston"" located on inside side seam of skirt near hemline. 5. Paper label stapled to inside front seam near hemline handwritten in blue pen: ""203""; on reverse ""Scribner""
Material
machine-made
rayon
silk (textile)
stitching
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Hand Stitched
machine-made
rayon
Rayon
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
SUIT
suits (main garments)
Women's clothing
Wool
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1992.129AB
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Thompson S. Lingel
GUSN
12906

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