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Object Name Dress
Date 1900-1905
Description Woman's 2-piece dress. Made of ivory wool, possibly blended with silk, with black lace and black silk satin ribbon trim. Boned bodice has vertical tucks and a sheer yoke of tucked black lace with a standing collar of black satin. Yoke has an asymmetrically placed black ribbon rosette and is trimmed with black ribbon that is threaded through decorative rings wrapped in black thread and cord. Bodice front is puffed out above waist in "pouter pigeon" style. Bodice is lined with polished cotton, and has front hook and eye closures. Dress shields are sewn to lining under arms, one (under wearer's right arm) marked with printed inscription: "THE WINNER / LIGHT WEIGHT / 4." Upper portions of sleeves are ivory fabric with vertical tucks released at elbow and trimmed with black satin and rings; lower sleeves of black lace are bloused above black satin cuffs. Waist is defined by a black satin belt with a bow in the back. Paneled skirt has flat front and gathered center back and has vertical tucks to below knee. Bias flared flounce with horizontal tucks at hem. (Keywords: Fashion, Edwardian, Monobosom, Early Twentieth Century, New York)
Acquisition Gift of Mignon (Vroom) Pollock
Ownership and History This dress was donated to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1965 by Mignon (Vroom) Pollock. It came from the home of her parents, Robert D. and Mignonette (Sinclair) Vroom, at 387 Richmond Avenue, Port Richmond, Staten Island. Perhaps it belonged to the donor's mother, who was born August 15, 1871.
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1905
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Pollock, Mignon (Vroom)
Catalog Number C01.3405
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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