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Two-Piece Dress

Description

White linen printed with small pattern of flowers, dots and swirls in black and blue; BODICE (A) has band collar with attached self-tie, front placket with three white shell buttons; two vertical tucks at shoulder on either side of placket; pointed waist gathered center front and back; long sleeves gathered to one-button cuff; Matching SKIRT (B) has narrow waistband with hook and eye closure center back and attached self-belt; six gores; deep flounced hem; slight train.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900s
Inscriptions
1) Written on tag tied to collar: (Front:) ""#22 / Ready-Made / 1890-1900""; (Back:) ""Elinor Larson"". 2) Printed label, black on white lines, sewn inside collaar: (2A:) ""STYLE 727 / Ward-L / SIZE 38(?) / SHIRT WAIST SUITS"". (2B:) Bow printed in frame; (left:) ""MADE UNDER / CLEAN AND / HEALTHFUL / CONDITIONS""; (center:) ""OFFICIAL LABEL / NATIONAL CONSUMERS LEAGUE / REGISTERED Nov. 17 1899""; (right:) ""USE OF LABEL / AUTHORIZED / AFTER / INVESTIGATION""; (bottom:) ""LICE. USE No. 52"".""
Material
linen (material)
machine-made
printing (process)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Floral
floral patterns
Geometric
geometric patterns
Hand Stitched
Linen
linen (material)
machine-made
printing (process)
stitching
Transfer Printed
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1992.266AB
Credit Line
Estate of Elinor C. Larson
GUSN
7273

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