Garment

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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

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

Woman's dress circa 1930

Woman's dress of brown crepe and satin. Under dress of brown satin with crepe hem. Overdress of sheer brown crepe with lace embellishment applicated to bodice. V-neckline. Attached sash of brown crepe at natural waist seam.

Year (or year range): 
1930-1940
Approximate era: 
1926-1950

Woman's evening dress circa 1920's

Woman's one piece evening dress in dusty rose velvet with extensive beading throughout. Label says: "Made in France RUE DE LA PAIX GOWN Paris". Dropped faux waist with gathered rose decoration at left waist, with open left seam from rose to hem. Side left fastening of snaps.
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Year (or year range): 
1900-1930
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Woman's evening dress

Women's evening dress of purple crepe fabric with extensive rhinestone and sequin beading on bodice. Empire waist, sweetheart neckline. Separate purple crepe belt at empire waist seam. Talon zipper at side.

Year (or year range): 
1930-1940
Approximate era: 
1926-1950

Woman's black dress circa 1920

Woman's one piece dress, black, long sleeved. Dropped waist with skirt and overskirt of same material open in front. Loose bodice of same material as skirt with black lace covering, open in front. V-neckline. Bodice lined with muslin.

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

Woman's paisley print shawl

Woman's shawl of fine wool with printed paisley design. Added wool fringe. Square shape with small plain center and paisley design on wide borders. Note pinned to shawl says: "Mrs. George S. Cook Roman Sash Years ago."

Year (or year range): 
1840-1870
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's slip circa 1920

Woman's white slip of sheer cotton lawn with lacework at front neckline. Simple shoulder straps of same material. Most likely worn underneath green silk dress circa 1920.

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