SUIT

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1940

GUSN

GUSN-12906

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

Descriptive Terms

suits (main garments)
stitching
machine-made
rayon
silk (textile)
wool (textile)
Women's clothing
Wool
Rayon
Silk
Hand Stitched
SUIT

Inscription

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""

Additional Identification Number

1992.129A-B

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Thompson S. Lingel

Accession Number

1992.129AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)