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Women's dress

2006.44.1244 (RS11688)

Description

Lavender women's dress with lace yoke, collar and cuffs. The dress is calf length with three-quarter length sleeves. The dress has shirring on each shoulder and a small patch of shirring on the skirt. There is a V-shape neckline with a single snap button closure. The lace overlay on the collar and cuffs is patterned with triangles and stylized trees. The dress has an attached belt with an oval buckle. Under the left arm there is a four snap button and one hook closure. The maker's label is the collar states "Mary Cummings Louisville." There are Kleinerts dress shields in each armpit. The back of the dress is fitted and has vertical seams running from the shoulders to the hem.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"Mary Cummings Louisville" (Rectangular label)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
lace (needlework)
silk (textile)
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Places
Kentucky (United States)
Louisville (Jefferson county, Kentucky)
Descriptive terms
Dress
dresses (garments)
lace (needlework)
silk (textile)
Women's Clothing
Dimensions
15 12/16 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1244
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
189714

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