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Object Name Dress
Date ca. 1946
Description Woman's 1-piece dress. Black rayon, printed with magazine cover graphics with dates 1946 and 1947 and the words "Calling All Girls." Dress has dolman cap sleeves and a high boat neckline. An asymmetrical hip drape has "Bobe" or "Babe" [with an accent over the e] printed at low point. Back zipper closure. Thread belt loops at waist (belt is missing). Hem has been let down. "Calling All Girls" was a magazine introduced in 1941 for a target audience of young teenage girls.
(Keywords: Fashion,Twentieth Century, Teenagers)
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Acquired from the collection of Francis Bennett of Jersey City, New Jersey in 1967.
Earliest Date 1946
Latest Date 1947
Subjects Clothing & dress
Journalism
Magazine covers
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Catalog Number BC01.0310
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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