Room 2A

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Room 2A

silk cloth serape/scarf

Handwoven silk weft faced cloth with added fringe (11 1/4" x 120" excluding fringe). Aniline dyed in red, blue and yellow. Possibly South American woven on a back strap loom. 19th Century or early 20th Century

Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Silk shawl with silk embroidery and attached fringe

White silk shawl, 50"x50" excluding fringe, embroidered all over with pink floral motif. Machine stitched hem with added 14" fringe of silk. After 1850.

Year (or year range): 
1850-1920
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Silk white on white embroidered shawl with fringe.

White silk square shawl, 36"x36" excluding fringe, embroidered all over in white two ply silk thread in a floral motif. Separately applied fringe is two ply silk thread. Note with shawl says: "This shawl belonged to Miss Rhoda Ann Cook of Warwick Mass. Date about 1840."

Year (or year range): 
1840
Approximate era: 
1801-1850

Two linen dress aprons

Set of two dress aprons in white fine linen with crocheted lace along hems and edges of apron ties.

Year (or year range): 
1870-1890
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's cotton nightgown

Woman's full length white cotton nightgown with pleating along yoke and bodice. Needle lace along neckline, placket and cuffs. Gusseting under armholes. Handwritten "M.A.Tyler" along inside of placket.

Year (or year range): 
1890-1920
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Woman's blue velvet coat

Woman's blue velvet coat, three-quarter length. Label says "Forbes and Wallace, Inc. Springfield, Mass". This store was considered the "leading retail establishment in Springfield" and was in business from 1874 to 1976. Ruching on sleeves and center of back collar. Lapel closure, no fastenings. Lined in gray satin. Machine stitched. Note sleeve detail!

Year (or year range): 
1920-1940
Approximate era: 
1926-1950

Red Leather Bankbook/Wallet

A bankbook/wallet with a faded red leather cover. Marbled inner pages. "Jan. 26 *too faded to read* Reed Dr, to cash nineteen dollars and a half" is written inside.

Approximate era: 
don't know

Woman's cotton nightgowns

Three nightgowns of white cotton with fine pleating along bodice and cuffs. Cotton eyelet lace between pleating on bodice. Ruffled cotton eyelet lace along neck edge and cuffs. Ankle length.

Year (or year range): 
1880-1910
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's coat circa 1880

Woman's coat in patterned cotton with plaid lining. Interlined with a heavier material. Handstitched. Full length sleeves with turned cuff. Large decorative covered buttons of same fabric as coat. Front is straight, back has gores to flare out.

Year (or year range): 
1880-1900
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's dress cloak

Woman's dress cloak in rose pink satin, lined with patterned taffeta and black velvet. Fastened with metal button covered in same rose pink satin. Calf length. Ruching along back and shoulders.

Year (or year range): 
1880-1900
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
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