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Brown silk with silk lining printed with gold lattice palm fonds with round floral medallions; Jacket (A) - Single breasted; V-neckline; double collar of white voile over brown silk; long sleeves with 3 self covered buttons at cuff; flared skirt, longer points at sides; 4 self-covered buttons at front; decorative buttons at waist and back; buttons and collar embroider with purple dot; Dress (B) - matching; ankle length; V-neckline with cream net chemisette with scalloped edged collar; 2nd (dress) collar of brown silk, with bands of open work; bodice has panel with 2 rows of small buttons, which overlaps boned bodice lining of white taffeta; long sleeves, gathered at band at cuff; lace undersleeve matches chemisette collar; pleated black satin belt with decorative buckle and bow at center back; overskirt with cut away and open center front; 2 sashes of brown silk at back; hook and eye and snap closure at front and waist.
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Woven label in jacket (A) lining: ""MARY O'BRIEN""/2 lions & eagle above banner - banner reads:""VIRTUE LIBERTY INDEPENDENCE/ BOSTON"" Printed label on Dress shields: ""SHORT FLAP""/pair of wings above ""O M O""/3/ ODORLESS NO RUBBER/wash in warm water, adding a few Drops of ammonia. Dry at room temperature/ and keep shields away from hot surfaces./When dry smooth with moderately hot iron./Guarantee Expires February 1923.""
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
O'Brien, Mary (Maker)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
Massachusetts (United States)