Garment

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Woman's dress circa 1920

One piece woman's dress in green silk with tan and beige filletted silk trim. Dropped waist with separate green silk belt at natural waist. Uneven hem. Long sleeves fastening at cuffs with small green silk covered buttons.

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

Woman's Cheong-sam

Women's embroidered Chinese cheong-sam. Hand embroidered silk brocade cloth with silk thread.

Year (or year range): 
don't know
Approximate era: 
don't know

Woman's satin embroidered skirt

Woman's red satin skirt gathered at waistband with smocking. Skirt embroidered completely with chain stitch motifs in palm leaves and parrots.

Year (or year range): 
don't know
Approximate era: 
don't know

Woman's black capelet

Woman' black capelet with black lace and silk jabot and jet beading embroidery.

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

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
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