Room 2A

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Room 2A

Woman's black two piece dress

Woman's two piece dress in black taffeta with black tatted lace decoration on bodice. Bodice is constructed with a front piece and a back piece with sleeves included. An underarm gusset allows more space in sleeve. Bodice has back closure with hooks and eyes. Bodice attaches to skirt with hooks and eyes. Skirt is constructed of 6 gores with 3 ruffles at base of hem and black velvet ruffled band above. Ankle length.

Year (or year range): 
1890-1908
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's bonnet, faux straw with silk flowers and black lace

Woman's small bonnet of faux straw base with green silk flower and black lace trim.

Year (or year range): 
1860-1880
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's bonnet, black

Black woman's hat, hand stitched

Year (or year range): 
1880-1908
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's black bodice

Deconstructed bodice for a woman's dress. Same taffeta material and lace pattern as black lace dress in collection. Back of bodice black taffeta with boning. Front panels black taffeta with boning and lace gathers over. Base of bodice contains separate sewn in decoration of black jet beads and black sequins. Front closure with hook and eye.

Year (or year range): 
1890-1908
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's one piece black dress

Woman's one piece dress; both bodice and skirt made of black taffeta with black lace over. Machine stitched. Long fitted sleeves gathered at shoulders. Ankle length, no train. Closed in front of bodice with snaps.

Year (or year range): 
1890-1905
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Florence Steele Cook wedding dress

Grey taffeta 2 piece wedding dress with mother of pearl buttons and net and tatted lace cuff and neckline jabot decoration. Also has detached bustle. Notation with dress says: "Florence Steele Cook wedding dress. Millian Fred Cook first wife. Mother of Fred R. Cook and George Steele Cook. Property of George Steele Cook." The wedding was in 1874.
Currently exhibited on dress form in Room 1a.

Year (or year range): 
1874
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Edwardian blouses

2 white lawn Edwardian blouses with lace, hemstitching tatting and embroidery details.

Year (or year range): 
1908-1915
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Cotton smock with red cross on bodice

White cotton apron smock with button closure in back and tie. Red embroidered cross pinned to bodice. Machine stitched.

Year (or year range): 
1914-1918
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Edwardian white cotton nightgown

White cotton nightgown with fine pleats, white on white embroidery and side gussets. Finished seams throughout. Ankle length. Shell button closures.

Year (or year range): 
1900-1918
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Edwardian woman's house dress

Turn of the century house dress in cotton with cotton printed decoration. Button closure. Dress has been let out in bodice with a salt sacking material for filling. Pattern on salt sacking reads "Watkins Brand table salt; Watkins Glen, N.Y."

Year (or year range): 
1900-1918
Approximate era: 
1901-1925
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