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A=Dress; B=Belt. Dress (A) black & blue plaid twill; V-neckline w/ small circular collar; 2 small tabs at collar w/ rhinestone button; 3/4 length sleeves w/ turned back cuff & dart at elbow. Fitted bodice darts at waist front & back; slender skirt w/ 2 side pockets & closed pleat at center back hem. Belt (B) thin; of same material as dress; front center closure of snap at waist & 9 large covered buttons of same material, 3 above waist.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1940
Inscriptions
1. Machine embroidered cloth tag; green on white: ""Jane Winthrop/ Boston"" 2. Paper tag attached by cotton string to left sleeve; green & blue on white: ""Filene's/ 495A 686 310/ E 9923250 20/ size/ $10.98"". On reverse side: ""We cannot accept mer/chandise for credit later/ than three days after/ you recieve it. Tag/ and sales check must/ be returned with/ merchandise/ 7462/ 12/13/ c/(numbers written in pencil)"" 3. Paper tag of pink & light & dark gray; red & green type; attached by cotton string to left belt loop at waist; side #1: ""year-round wearability/ Double feature/ an exciting near/ three-dimensional/ plaid for fashion/ flair/ by"". Side #2: ""should/be dry-cleaned/ as any/ fine fashion/ fabric"". Side #3: ""an exciting new blend/ of rayon and acetate/ specially/ loomed for ele/gant beauty and year-round/ wearability/ Double feature/ ... deep rich beauty/ ...wrinkle resistance/ ... tailored good looks./FABREX"". Side #4: ""87% avisco rayon/ 13% acetate/ Double feature/ a lightweight and/ luxurious new/ 4-seasons Blend/ *trade name of the Fabrex Corp., N.Y.C."" 4. Stamped in gold on inside belt: ""663/ 20/ 6"" 5. Starched cloth tag; blue on white: ""AAPX/ 412211/ union label/ int'l ladies garment workers union/ AFL-CIO"" w/ sewing needle behind it.
Material
acetate film
machine-made
rayon
stitching
twill
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Acetate
acetate film
DRESS
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Plaid
plaids
rayon
Rayon
stitching
twill
Twill
wedding dresses
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1992.145AB
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Thompson S. Lingel
GUSN
12916

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