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Object Name Dress
Alternate Name Evening Dress and Mantle
Date 1900-1910
Description Woman's 1-piece evening dress and matching mantle. Light green velvet with ivory silk satin lining. Bodice has a square neckline and hook and eye back closure. Short ivory satin sleeves are gathered along a top slit, with jeweled netting trim on the sleeves and shoulders. Long skirt has a straight front, with a long full train in back. Decoration of chenille and ribbon leaves with sequins and jewels down center front and back of dress and around hem. Mantle (cape) is matching light green velvet lined with ivory satin silk, trimmed with ruching and feathers.
(Keywords: Fashion, Edwardian, Performer, Early Twentieth Century, New York)
Acquisition From the Estate of Maud Morgan
Ownership and History Maud Morgan (1860-1941), an accomplished harpist, lived part of her life on Bloomingdale Road in Pleasant Plains, Staten Island. She was a performer of great longevity who was honored with a golden jubilee at Carnegie Hall in 1924. Commenting on the long gowns she typically wore for performances, she was quoted as saying, "I wear these gowns to cover my feet when I move the pedals." (Obituary, Staten Island Advance, December 3, 1941.)
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1910
Subjects Clothing & dress
Musicians
Embroidery
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Morgan, Maud
Catalog Number C01.1018
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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