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Dress of black silk. Ballerina length skirt is draped and gathered slightly at waist, wrapping to form a V at hemline. Hook and eye closure at left side waist supplemented with a snap. Bodice with surplice neckline, and long, dolman sleeves. Bodice is lined in black fabric.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Morty Sussman / for / Mollie Parnis Boutique"
Cleaning instruction label at center back seam: "Professionally / Dry Clean Only"
Retailer's label at center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
Evidence of two other labels cut off at center back seam. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498987/
Dress of black wool crepe in shift style. Knee length, with round neck and long narrow sleeves with zippers at wrist. See-through black lace trim running the length of dress at center front, shoulders, and outside of sleeve. Black satin 1-1/2" ribbon belt below bust line gives the effect of an empire waist; closes at center bow from the left with covered snaps and hook & eyes. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in light cocoa silk.
Designer's label to right of zipper at neckline: "Chester / Weinberg" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499060/
- Ensemble - Jacket and Pants
Ensemble in lavender ultra suede consisting of:
A) Jacket. Single breasted with center front opening of 8 small circular tan buttons. Below hip length; box style. Turndown collar with pointed ends. Long, set-in sleeves with 2-1/2" cuffs and matching button closure. Patch pockets at sides. Jacket is trimmed with three vertical rows of pin tucks at each side from shoulder to pockets. Unlined.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Mollie Parnis / a Skinner Ultra / Suede Fabric"
B) Pants. Wide cut, full length. Center front zipper with fly and 2 hook & eyes and snap on 1" waistband and waist tab which closes with matching button. Unlined.
Laundry instructions and union label to right of zipper.
C) Tie belt of self; 1-1/4" wide. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501328/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of off-white Qiana knit in mermaid style covered in flat gold sequins. 1" stand up band collar. Long sleeves with zippers at wrists. Center back zipper with hook & eye. 1-1/2" waistband with slightly flared skirt. Unlined.
Combined designer/retailer label on inside seam near hem: "Norman Norell for I. Magnin & Co." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498973/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress in mermaid style of bronze Qiana knit covered in flat copper/bronze sequins. 2" stand up band collar. Long sleeves with 3" cuffs, each having 3 self covered, sequined buttons. Center back zipper with hook & eye. 3" waist band with interior petersham. Slightly flared, full length skirt. Unlined.
Combined designer/retailer label on inside seam: "Norman Norell for I. Magnin & Co."
Union label to right of designer/retailer label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499035/
- Evening Dress
Evening Dress in a layered green floral print silk with white chrysanthemums and pink peonies. Dress consists of:
A) Over dress of silk chiffon. Full length. Elbow length, set-in sleeves with tied hems. Center front opening with collarless, piped neckline which closes with two covered snaps. Wide box pleat down center back.
Size "8" tag at center back neckline.
B) Under dress in slip style of matching silk. V-shaped neckline with 3/8" strapped shoulders that form a crisscross in back and secures in front with snaps. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Slits at side seams are 20" long. Lined in green rayon.
Designer's label at center back zipper: "(Japanese symbols) / Hanae Mori"
Size "8" tag at base of designer's label.
Retailer's tag above designer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"
Care/content label at center back neckline. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501326/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of pink silk crepe. Full length tubular skirt with gathered natural waist seam and matching, attached, 3"wide, flat belt. The belt front is accented with a large five loop bow centered with a looped rosette cluster and is secured at center back opening with four hook & bars. Draped, sleeveless, side-less, tunic-style over bodice of same with open rounded neckline. The over bodice shapes over the bust with soft folds. Fitted, boned inner bodice of pink silk crepe with flesh colored spaghetti straps. Inner bodice and over bodice have separate center back zipper closures from mid-back to the waist with a single hook & loop/hook & eye at the neckline. The skirt is slit at center front from the hem to knee-level. Piece lined in pink silk. Wide, boned, white nylon tulle waist stay with center back closure.
Designer's label located inside center back of skirt at mid-thigh: "Mollie Parnis / New York"
Retailer's label attached at inside center front of skirt above the slit: "Neiman-Marcus"
Union label on center back seam below designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501317/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of yellow chiffon with rhinestone sequins on bodice and sleeves in abstract curvilinear lines. Jewel neckline. Full length. Bodice and long sleeves have pin tucked pleating which releases to gathering at waist and elbows. Sleeves have 2-1/2" cuffs of matching rhinestone sequins with hook & bar closure. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Bodice lined in matching yellow chiffon.
Designer's label at left of zipper at neckline: "Galanos"
Retailer's label at right of zipper at neckline: "Neiman-Marcus"
Care label to right of retailer's label.
With accompanying slip of yellow chiffon. Spaghetti strap shoulders. Full length with 18" side slit on left. Left side zipper. Lined in golden yellow silk.
With matching scarf of yellow chiffon. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503798/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress, consisting of:.
A) Coat style dress in eggplant machine lace re-embroidered with Lurex chenille in wine and silver, accented with couched silver threads in a stylized floral and foliage motif. Semi-fitted bodice with moderate V-neckline. Wide spread collar with scalloped edges. Long, set-in sleeves. Scalloped center front opening secured with six tailored buttonholes and six squared, silver buttons. Natural waist seam with full, box pleated, knee-length skirt. Unlined.
B) Slip of heavy wine red silk satin. Knee-length. Fitted camisole top with flesh-tone spaghetti straps. Center back zipper with a single hook & eye at the neckline.
Designer's label inside left of center back: "Galanos"
Retailer's label inside right of center back: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503733/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of gray, aqua and pink Pucci-style printed silk surah in abstract swirl and circle design. Fabric has "Bessi" signature in fabric design. Flared, full-length princess-line seaming with high rounded neckline. Bracelet length, set-in sleeves with a box pleated shaping tuck between the elbow and wrist. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye at the neckline. Fully lined in ivory silk jacquard with the designer's name.
Designer's label at right of zipper: "Bessi / Firenze Italia".
Retailer's label at left of zipper: "Expressly / for / Lou Lattimore / Made in / Italy".
Fabric/Care label below retailer's label: "To be dry cleaned / 100% pure silk / Made in Italy".
Size tag below fabric/care label: "16". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701520/
- Evening Ensemble - Jacket and Dress
Evening ensemble consisting of: A) Evening dress of black wool crepe, knee-length, sleeveless, and with jewel neckline. Center back zipper, with hook & eye. Attached belt of 2-1/2" wide black satin ribbon at waist. Side in-seam pockets. Lined in black silk. B) Jacket of black wool crepe with satin cuffs, and jewel neckline, and long sleeves. Center front opening. Jacket is completely covered in vertical lines of clear/ mirror rhinestones. Lined in black silk. Jacket has combined Designer's/Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell for Bonwit Teller" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461799/
- Evening Ensemble - Jacket and Dress
Evening ensemble of red Qiana knit covered in red sequins, consisting of two parts:
A) Evening dress in mermaid style. Slip style bodice with spaghetti straps. Full length, straight skirt. Center back zipper with hook & eye. 1" waistband with interior red grosgrain ribbon petersham. Bodice lined in red Qiana knit; skirt lined in red silken fabric.
Combined designer/retailer label on inside seam of lining: "Norman Norell for I. Magnin & Co."
B) Matching Chanel-style jacket. Long sleeves. Collarless neckline, center front opening and hem of sleeves trimmed with 1" border of straight-line sequins. Horizontal welt pockets at sides also bordered with 1" straight-line sequins. Lined in matching red Qiana knit.
Retailer's label at center back neckline: "I. Magnin & Co." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499069/
- Evening Gown
Evening gown of black lace and tulle with fitted bodice of black organza, silk tulle and lace. High rounded neckline with short sleeves; upper bodice is of black silk tulle; lower portion is of lace, tulle and organza; short tulle sleeves trimmed in black lace; waist seam bound in black satin; full-length, full circle skirt made of four layers of black silk tulle; outer layer has three rows of lace at the hem; outer two layers have horsehair supported hems and are swing tacked together; underskirt of black organza with tulle hem; zippered center back closure with hook & eyes at the neckline and mid-back; black grosgrain ribbon waist stay. Label stitched right of center back opening. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30260/
- Evening Gown
Evening dress of off-white / beige silk. Mid-length chemise-style, with 1" standing collar and long sleeves. Heavily beaded floral patterns at cuffs of sleeves and along a band 3 1/2" up from hem. Beadwork includes pearls, clear bugle beads, rhinestones, gold sequins, and small clear beads. Zipper closure along center back. Dress is lined in white silk crepe. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30212/
- Evening Gown
Evening gown of black and white printed silk chiffon with belt and scarf.
A) Evening gown in black on white, op-art printed silk chiffon with a predominant concentric circle motif. Empire bodice with moderate front scooped neckline and plunging back scooped neckline. Full-length, set-in, flared chiffon sleeves. The bodice is heavily beaded with black and white bugle beads repeating the circle motif. Center back zipper closure from mid-back to hip line. Semi-fitted, full-length, black on white op-art printed, heavy silk underskirt with gathered, printed concentric circle chiffon overskirt. The bodice is lined in white rayon faille. The skirt is lined in white jacquard rayon with the logo "Mori Hanea" woven into the fabric. Turned and bound hem.
Designer's label sewn inside at back: "[Japanese characters] / Hanae Mori"
Retailer's label at inside back: "Neiman-Marcus"
Manufacturer label at inside back: "RN 35995 / Out Cloth Silk 100% / Lining Rayon 100% / Made in Japan / Dry Cleaning only"
B) Belt covered in matching black on white printed silk chiffon. Black leather backing. Square, covered, functional buckle. Tension closure.
C) Scarf: Matching black on white printed silk chiffon scarf. Long rectangular scarf with rolled hem. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501347/
- Evening Pumps
Pair of evening pumps of black satin with silver kidskin leather embellishments. The shoes are designed with rounded toes, with uppers cut back at sides to almost form D'Orsay style pumps. The uppers are edged in silver kidskin leather, and the single ankle strap is of same leather, fastening on outside edge with single domed white glass button. Applied to back and heels of shoes are silver kidskin leather cut-outs of floral form. 2" heels are somewhat set-in, and taper slightly to base.
Stamped inside: "Made For / Peacock Shop / Kansas City, MO.
Handwritten inside: "X29133 / 32" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86996/
- Evening Shoes
Evening shoes of silver and gold brocade. The shoes are designed with a rounded toe, of a gold and silver on cream background brocade with a leaf or fern pattern. Across vamp is an applied bow of same fabric. Modified Cuban heel.
Stamped inside: [Delman Logo (Image of a woman at a shoe fitting] / Delman / New York - Paris"
Stamped inside: "Expecially for / Lillian K. Sowell"
Handwritten inside: "Sp85755 / 15866 / 5 1/2 aa / 5180" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114840/
Handbag of canvas and brown leather. Adjustable shoulder strap with brass buckle attached with snaps and brass trim and hardware. Flap opening has snap closure and is trimmed with brass design resembling two overlapping circles. Interior lined in brown leatherette. Three interior compartments with one open pocket and one zippered pocket. Front-most compartment is of brown leather and forms a pouch.
Designer's stamp: "Bienen -Davis" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330406/
Hat of beige felt. Styled somewhat as a fedora, the cylindrical crown has a sunken, flat crown. Around the base of the crown is a wide band of golden satin ribbon, and narrow cords of gold, bronze, and silver. All tie at back, the cords becoming tassels. The wide brim curves up at front and left, down to right and back. The hat is unlined, with a wide inner hatband of pale peach.
Combined Designer/Retailer's label: "Original / Helen Smith / Marshall Field Annex - Chicago"
Manufacturer's stamp for felt body: "Merrimac / Merrivale / Fur Felt" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87077/
Hat of purple felt. Designed to appear as a beret, the hat has a low crown, folded and somewhat crushed, with parts extending out as a brim in front and a "wing" at side. No real brim, but the extensions of the crown simulate one. Curled around the "wing" is a band of metallic thread and beading braid. Unlined. With purple grosgrain inner hatband, and a black elastic cord to help secure hat to wearer's head.
Maker's label: "Parkridge / Exclusives" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286902/
Hat of dark brown velvet. Somewhat styled as a "slouch hat", the slightly conical crown is flattened at top, and is embellished with concentric bands of top-stitching. Crown is encircled at base by a narrow band of taupe grosgrain ribbon, and has an ornament on right side consisting of a vertical 14" pheasant feather and various other brown and white feathers at base forming a "pouf". The wide brim is slightly wavy, turns down to edge, and is similarly embellished with concentric bands of top-stitching. The crown is lined in a steel gray satin, and has a steel gray grosgrain ribbon inner hatband.
Designer's label: "Adolfo / New York Paris" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286789/
Hat of red felt. Hat has a high, domed crown of smooth red felt. Around the base of the crown is a wide hatband made of a mosaic of various types and colors of feathers. At one side is a cluster of ostrich and spotted feathers forming a pom-pom, with one long curling brown striped extending up and back. The wide felt brim is somewhat asymmetrical, and curves down except for near the pom-pom, where it waves upwards. Inside, at base of crown, is red grosgrain ribbon band.
Sewn to the inner ribbon band are two labels. Designer's label: "Adolfo / New York Paris"; Retailer's label: "Amen Wardy / El Paso Texas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286869/
Hat of blue featherwork. The crown is basically cylindrical, flattened at top and with a rounded upper edge. The crown flows into the downwards curving shallow brim. The whole is covered in a mosaic of small feathers in various shades of blue and blue gray. The crown is lined in a blue floral lace, and has a blue grosgrain inner hatband. The brim is unlined, allowing the coarse blue woven under structure to be seen. Retailer's label inside crown: "Neiman-Marcus / Custom Made" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330441/
Hat of sienna / brown velvet. The cylindrical brown velvet crown is slightly flattened at top, creating a fold around the upper edge of crown. The top is basically flat, slightly dished from sagging of the fabric. The brim, of the same velvet, is of oval shape set off-center, much larger in front than sides or back. The brim turns up sharply on all sides, almost touching the crown on all edges. The facing surface of the brim is covered with applied velvet autumn leaves of greens, yellows, and browns. Hat is lined in black fabric.
Designer's(?) label sewn into inside of crown: "Paris / Jaccard / New York". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39112/
Hatlet of blue velvet with seven "fingers" draping over forehead. Veil of navy blue.
Retailer's label: "Joseph Magnin" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277171/
Hatlet of white beadwork. Base of hatlet is an irregularly shaped openwork skullcap of stiffened white mesh completely covered in white beads. Surmounting the cap are three 3-dimensional bow forms made of white beads. Hatlet has black mesh veiling, with scattered pairs of white beads worked into some intersections. Cap lined with stiffened white mesh. At either side are attached small plastic combs to secure hatlet to wearer's head.
Designer's label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago"
Gift of John C. Murphy, through the Chicago Historical Society. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38072/
Hatlet of navy straw. Low domed woven navy blue straw crown has triangular "wings" of the same material at sides which arc upwards and then down, giving a resemblance to a manta ray. The whole is edged with 1/4" spherical white glass(?) beads. Overlaid on the hatlet is a veil of navy mesh with 9 pairs of the white beads affixed at various parts of the veil. The undersides of the wings are lined in white material. The crown of the hat is lined with blue mesh, and there is an inner hatband of dark blue grosgrain ribbon along the inner bottom edge of the crown.
Designer's label affixed to inner hatband: "Bes-Ben / Made In Chicago".
Accompanied by two short hatpins, the heads of each are covered with small piece of matching navy blue woven straw. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38092/
Hatlet of red beads. Crown of the hatlet is composed of an irregular skullcap of stiffened red mesh covered with red beads. Set atop the the hatlet are three large e-dimentional "bow" shapes composed of the red beads. The hatlet has a red net veil. Under the skullcap are attached two small plastic combs to secure the hatlet to wearer's head.
Designer's Label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago"
Gift of Mrs. John M. (Patricia) Wyle.
Worn by Mrs. Joseph M. Finn of Chicago, Illinois. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38097/
Hatlet of black velvet. Hatlet is formed of a shallow circular black velvet crown edged with simulated pearls. The lobed edge is encircled by a black velvet band trimmed with matching simulate pearls, forming a band of elliptical openings spaced around the rim. Where each lobe meets the band is attached a larger simulated pearl in gilt mounting. The whole is overlaid with fine black net veiling. The crown is lined in black cloth with a fine woven pattern, and is edged with black grosgrain ribbon.
Maker's Label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago".
Model Label(?): "42"
With two short hatpins, one topped with a simulated spherical white pearl, the other topped with a simulated oval/teardrop black pearl. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38114/
Hatlet of stiffened white mesh covered with artificial flowers. The low, domed crown is based on a form of stiffened white mesh which is completely covered by small artificial flowers in shades of very pale mauve/purple, almost taupe, and green leaves and stems. The hat is unlined, and has a light brown grosgrain ribbon inner hatband.
Designer's Label: "Bonnette / Highland Park Village" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286788/
Jumper of brown velvet with empire waist. Full skirt has 9 rows of floral braid trim applied to skirt and additional row at gathered waist. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in rust colored acetate on bodice and brown acetate on skirt.
No labels in garment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701418/
- Lounging Pajamas
Lounging Pantsuit/Pajamas ensemble of pink/orange, pink, black and white floral print satin consisting of:
A) Tunic-style top with deep V-neck. Waist-to-hip length, with modified kimono style full-length sleeves with no upper seam. Unlined.
Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Halston", with faint handwritten note "DUNN"
B) Pants to match. Full-length, with elastic waistband and center front zipper with hook & bar on waistband.
On left inside leg seam: "Professionally / Dry Clean only" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501289/
- Man's Coat
Coat of beaver(?) and fox fur. Full-length coat of alternating light and dark brown "squares" of fur following patterns of the pelt. Long sleeves, two slit pockets at front hips, attached belt across small of back of same fur, and back vent. Double-breasted, with six large brown leather buttons in 3 pairs, which fasten to loops. Collar of fox fur. Fully lined in gray. Inside breast pocket on left.
Leather label inside: "Made in Canada";
Printed style/size label, illegible notes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503766/
Pair of ivory cotton or silk mitts. The elbow-length fingerless gloves are of crocheted ivory material in the style of the 1860's. The long sleeves have bands of lacework patterning. The hands are fingerless, with cording between where fingers would go, and an oval opening for the thumb. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86974/
Pair of moccasins of white pigskin leather. The shoes are designed with a rounded toe, with a decorative bow of leather straps and tassels at vamp. Low, stacked heel.
Maker's mark stamped inside: "Frank Brothers / New York"
Stamped inside: "5 1/2 S 1369 / 71 500" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114839/
- Neiman Marcus Cap
Cap of blue felt. Designed as a modified baseball cap, the domed felt crown has a semi-circular visor at front. On front side of crown is top-stitched decoration in white yarn of outlines enclosing "N" and "M". Hat is unlined, with inner blue grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Retailer's tag: "Made in England expressly for / Neiman-Marcus"
With sticker: "100% Wool"
With original "Sample" tag labeled "C407" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305379/
- D'Orsay Pumps
Pair of D'Orsay pumps of pink leather. The shoes are designed as modified open-toe D'Orsay pumps, with cut-away sides. Across instep are three wide leather bands; sides of shoe are cut away on a curve which comes up and creates the back of the shoe. The high heel is covered with the same leather, and tapers slightly to base.
Designer's label: "design by / Evins"
Retailer's label: "Neiman Marcus"
Handwritten inside: "7 1/2 B Zelda / 1224-612 / 507 641" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87023/
Lace-up oxford style shoes of brown and beige leather, with a 1" flat heel and oval toe. Brown shoe laces.
Designer label: "too / JOAN / & / DAVID / handmade in italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87086/
- Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of natural colored raffia straw. The crown is domed with rounded edges, having a sloping back on which there is an applied knotted bow of same. The lower edge of the crown turns under and into the crown. Hat is lined in golden satin, and has an inner woven straw hatband. Inner buckram frame/base.
Retailer's label sewn inside: "Saks Fifth Avenue / Millinery Salon" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283696/
- Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of multicolored satin printed with a design of feathers simulating a feather work mosaic. The low, cylindrical crown is flat at top, and has slightly sloping sides. Attached along sides and front is short black net veil. Hat is lined with black mesh, and has inner black ribbon hatband with two small combs to help secure hat to wearer's head. Combined Designer's/Retailer's label inside crown: "Volk / Chez Henriette / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461796/
- Pillbox Hat
Pillbox of purple velvet with top stitching. The flattened top of the low, cylindrical crown is composed of four triangular panels, each of which has parallel lines of top stitching which join to create a pyramidal effect. The sides of the crown have similar top stitching running in horizontal parallel lines. The hat is lined in black, with gray grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. A handsewn designer's (?) label is inside: "Inez". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461835/
- Pillbox Hat
Pillbox of gray fur felt. The low, cylindrical crown is flattened at top, with slight domed effect at center. The hat is unlined, with inner gray grosgrain ribbon hatband. Retailer's label sewn inside: "Neiman-Marcus". Stamped inside crown is origin label: "Body Made In France". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461764/
- Platform Pumps
Pair of platform pumps of orange/brown suede. The toebox, and entire upper of the shoes are of orange/brown suede, with a tongue attached at each side to the rest of the toebox by a band of elastic. The toebox rests on a thick platform covered with the same suede. The thick, chunky heel is also covered with the same suede.
Stamped in gold inside shoe: "Back Street" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87022/
- Platform Pumps
Pair of platform pumps of yellow leather. Designed with a squared toe, the uppers, platform, and heel are all covered in yellow leather. The high heel tapers slightly to base.
Retailer's/Brand label: "Neiman-Marcus / Nonesuch"
Handwritten inside: (partly illegible) "H?? AA / 7?? 12030 1 73 / ?? 77 712" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87024/
- Powder Compact
Pendant compact of sterling silver and enamel. The small, circular compact has plain silver sides and base; the lid embellished with pale blue enamel over engraved guilloche patterns. Plain silver circle at center, surrounded by blue circular field with engraved pinwheel design; the outer border with silver edges, divided into four arcs, and with 4 "keystone" or "T" shapes at cardinal points, the fields enameled pale blue over engraved ground. Pressure clasp opens to reveal interior, plain, with circular mirror in lid. On outside at hinge is loop to suspend from a chain or ribbon.
Stamped on base: "Sterling"
Contains small circular "puff" of dense beige felt-like material. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461814/
Pair of pumps of brown and beige printed snakeskin. The shoes have 2" high brown, square chunky heel and oval toe.
Designer label: "Stuart Weitzman / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87084/
Pair of pumps of deep red patent leather. Designed with squared toes, the vamp is enhanced with large applied black silk rosette. Heel of same red patent leather, tapering to base.
Retailer's label: "Saks Fifth Avenue / Fenton Last"
Handwritten inside: "7B / 53992 / B1371H" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87031/
Pair of pumps of black reptile. Designed as sling-back pumps with rounded, open toes, the instep is made of wide crossed bands of black leather, enhanced with top-stitching. The sides are cut-away at ankle, and a single black strap extending around back of heel, secured with small oval gold buckle. The high heels are a modified stiletto, somewhat thick, but of same shape.
Combined designer's and retailer's stamp inside: "Bruno Magli / For / Bloomingdale's / Made in Italy"
Stamped inside: "R984 6 1/2"
Stamped on sole: "M / Vero / Cuoio / Made in Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87038/
Pair of pumps of pale pink calf leather. Designed with a rounded toe, the shoe has a double-ruffle buckle of same leather across instep. Low, 1 1/2" modified Louis heel.
Maker's mark inside: "Silvia of Fiorentina / Made in Italy"
Retailer's label inside: "Marie Leavell"
Handwritten inside: "e 346 B i M B A" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87009/
Pumps of red-orange leather. The shoes have a squared toe, a very wide "Mary-Jane" style strap over the instep which fastens with an over-sized rectangular gold buckle on outside of foot, and a modified "bell bottom" or Louis style 2 3/4" heel.
Designer label: "Town & Country* / Shoes / *TM REG" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87090/