Chemise

ca. 1840-1860 Provenance: none, USA Label: none, homemade. Center front embroidered “J. A. C. . . . 7” X.2014.068 A fully hand sewn linen chemise, with “J. A. C. . . . 7″ cross-stitched in… Continue reading

Split Drawers

ca. 1890s – 1900s Provenance: Probably DE or MD, USA Label: none X.2014.050 Machine-made white linen split drawers, embellished with two types of cotton lace and cotton embroidery. Judging by the materials and construction of… Continue reading

Purse

ca. 1900-1915 Label: none Provenance: none X.2014.058 A heavy linen drawstring bag, decorated with Irish lace insets, and lined with thin white cotton. Since the late 18th and early 19th century, when rounded, white… Continue reading

Purse

ca. 1890s-1900s Provenance: unknown, USA Label: None, though there may have been one inside originally. X.2014.063 Black and grey beaded purse on a silk and silvered copper alloy base and frame. Interlined with a… Continue reading

Corset Cover

ca. 1890s-1900s Provenance: none, probably USA Label: none, homemade X.2014.057 Homemade linen and cotton lace corset cover. Closes down front with four varied shell buttons. Handmade buttonholes, hand finished. This linen corset cover… Continue reading

Bodice

1880s Provenance: USA Label: none # X.2014.054 A deep purple silk bodice with silk velvet appliqué at the center front and cuffs. The bodice closes with cut steel and enamel buttons at the… Continue reading

Photograph

mid- to late 1880s Provenance: unknown Label: none O.2014.04 A badly damaged studio tintype from the 1880s, showing a young man and woman. The man wears a dark 3-piece sack suit. Both his… Continue reading

Skirt

probably ca. 1905-1908 Provenance: probably USA Label: none, probably homemade from a pattern #x.2014.040 Dimensions: 22″ waist, apx. 40″ hips, 39.5″ long at center back, 38″ long at center front, hem circumference is… Continue reading

Purse

1950s-1960s Provenance: Delaware, USA Label: “bobbie jerome” printed on purse lining in yellow ink. X.2014.031 A structured vinyl purse in muted tortoiseshell with gold tone trim. The purse closes with a snap clasp. Fully lined… Continue reading

Jacket

ca. 1895 Label: none Provenance: USA X.2014.053 Black plain weave wool jacket with silk cord and loose-weave silk tape appliqués. 3/4 gigot sleeves, cropped V waist, full pale gold sateen lining, possibly cotton. Completely interlined… Continue reading