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Women's dress

2006.44.1232 (RS11595)

Description

Floral silk women's dress, ankle length with flowing, pointed elbow length sleeves. The dress has a square neckline with a pleated yoke. The pointed ends of the yoke have loops that can be attached to large buttons on the belt. The dress has a snap in the bodice panel and a three button and hook enclosure under the left arm. The dress has "Kleinert Modine" arm shields sewn into each arm. There is a maker's label "Mary Cummings Louisville" in the right arm pit. The dress has an attached belt made of the same fabric as the dress. The center panel of the skirt is pleated from the waist to the hem. The back side of the skirt is plain and has no pleats.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"Mary Cummings Louisville" (Maker's label)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
silk (textile)
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Places
Kentucky (United States)
Louisville (Jefferson county, Kentucky)
Descriptive terms
Dress
dresses (garments)
silk (textile)
Women's Clothing
Dimensions
15 12/16 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1232
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
189631

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