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Crinoline

Description: Cage crinoline of woven metal wire with vertical cotton twill tape supports. Cotton tape waistband with adjustable ornate brass latch closure. Front panel of brown mercerized cotton has drawstring tie closure at center front. Interior back of brown mercerized cotton with lace up closure. Stamped on waistband: Duchess
Date: 1880/1889
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Little boy's dress

Description: Little boy's dress of white nainsook with dropped waist and slightly gathered short skirt. Tucked front and back and lavishly laced with machine crotchet lace inserts. Short sleeves with tucks and lace at cuffs. Lace trimmed round neckline. Center back closure of hidden self-covered buttons under placket. Size 2 years.
Date: 1880
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cape

Description: Cape of black crepe chiffon with black lace insets in a floral motif. Crescent opening and back hem is trimmed in a 1 inch gently ruffled black chiffon. Back hemline is a soft zigzag. Large, round collar of matching chiffon with insets is trimmed in gathered chiffon and is accented with 3 chiffon flowers, one at the center and one at each side. Collar folds over to expose rows of gathered cream chiffon. Lining of cream silk with deep 8" knife pleats which peek below the hemline. The out-facing edge is trimmed in a center-stitched, gathered ribbon of cream chiffon.
Date: 1880/1889
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Boots

Description: Ladies lace-up boots of black leather with stacked heels. Pointed toe with light broguing. Stamp on sole: "[illegible] / Made in Boston U.S.A."
Date: 1880/1910
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Court robe

Description: Hand sewn long Chinese court robe in unlined brown silk embroidered with geometric designs and gold dragons. Fitted sleeves end in rounded. flared cuffs. Left front to right side closure with loop and round. patterned. gold colored metal buttons.
Date: 1880/1912
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Fan

Description: Folding fan. Guards and sticks of carved and pierced ivory (bone?) with a foliage designs. The white sheer doubled organdy leaf is hand-painted with central vignette of a garden scene of a couple greeting a woman seated on a bench. The leaf with added hand-panted border of a garland of flowers. Reverse is unadorned. No visible labels, marks or signatures. Fan has been in-expertly mended at some point previous to entering collection.
Date: 1880/1889
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Mourning dress

Description: Mourning ensemble of black crepe chiffon: A) Bodice with standing band collar; long tapered sleeves with ruching, ruched pinch pleats, horizontal satin stripes and covered buttons at wrists; lace panel at CF with covered buttons @ each side; attached pleated belt; vertical stripes of appliqued satin at front and back of bodice forming a V-shape at CF and CB waist. Hook&eye closures up front of bodice and at the back of the neck band. B) Skirt with a full, A-line silhouette; pleated from waist; underskirt of black silk taffeta with layers of ruffles at hem.; sweep train; hook & eye closure at back.
Date: 1880/1890
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Robe

Description: Hand sewn long Chinese court robe or coat with rounded neck. and loose sleeves. Left front to right side closure with round patterned buttons. Light and dark blue silk with extensive applique of dragons. spirals and lines with gold thread.
Date: 1880/1912
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Miser's purse

Description: Purse of teal crochet/knit with white, light grey, brass and steel cut beads; 2 silver rings in center. Miser's purse with rectangular ends. Number tag on interior of bag: 65.30.2 Measurements: 23 cm total length and purse width of 6.5 cm.
Date: 1880/1889
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Court vest

Description: Chinese floor-length vest made in the same style as a court robe but sleeveless. Mandarin collar. Body of vest is brocaded silk. Trim and collar contain much and fine silk hand embroidered design motifs.
Date: 1880/1920
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Boots

Description: Ladies lace-up brogue design boots of fawn leather with suede inset upper. Stamped: "John Wanamaker / Philadelphia New York / Paris London"
Date: 1880/1910
Creator: John Wannamaker
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Boots

Description: Ladies lace-up boots of brown leather with low stacked heel. Slightly pointed toe cap with light brouguing. Sewn-in fabric label: "The A.E. Little / Shoe $12.50 / Reg. U.S. Pat. Off." Stamped on sole: "The A. E. Little / Arch Supporting Suspension / Construction"
Date: 1880/1915
Creator: A.E. Little Shoe Company
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Bodice and Skirt

Description: Ensemble of green and blue plaid cotton with collar and buttons of navy blue velvet. Ensemble consists of: A) Bodice. Waist is fitted with fastening of nine velvet covered buttons and tailored buttonholes, snap at neckline and two hook&eyes at hem. High stand-up collar of velvet. Long sleeves gathered with feather stitching; 6" fitted cuffs. Lined in brown polished cotton. B) Skirt. Full length; gathered on 1" waistband of black cotton with closure of two hook & eyes. Back panel for bustle has waistband of brown polished cotton and ties. One slit pocket at right side seam. 24" waist. Unlined.
Date: 1880/1895
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Infant's Dress

Description: Infant's dress of fine batiste cotton with broderie anglaise. Yoke has attached 4"ruffle of broderie anglaise with insertion lace and pink satin ribbon. Long sleeves have insertion lace cuffs and pink satin ribbon. Full length. No labels in garment.
Date: 1887/1890
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Child's Dress

Description: Child's dress of taupe cotton/silk trimmed in turquoise silk. Flair silhouette with dropped, pleated waist having hip belt effect, and pleats at hem and down center front. Center back opening with 7 turquoise silk covered buttons and tailored buttonholes. Short sleeves with lace at hem. Squared neckline. Lined in brown mercerized cotton.
Date: 1880~
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Infant's Gown

Description: Infant's gown of white cotton batiste. Round neckline trimmed with ruffle of broderie anglaise. Eleven horizontal bands of broderie anglaise separated with shirring down center front. Hemline trimmed with a 4" band of pin tucks, two band of broderie anglaise separated with shirring and scalloped hem of broderie anglaise. Sleeve hems trimmed with three rows of pin tucks and ruffle of broderie anglaise. Center back closure of 4 pearl buttons on rectangular panel of three vertical bands of broderie anglaise separated by two shirred sections; gathers at base of panel.
Date: 1882~
Creator: Sleeper, Elizabeth Shaw
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Boy's Suit (Jacket, Pants, and Shirt)

Description: Boy's suit. Coat jacket of red wool. Black revers trimmed in black braid with sailor style collar. Long sleeves trimmed with black braid. Slit pocket at left breast with black braid. Ten black silk jacquard covered buttons. Lined in black silk. Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Sanger Bros. / Dallas / Waco" Matching trousers of red wool with black trim on sides seams. Closure of black covered buttons at sides of waistband. Cotton interior waistband with buttonholes for securing shirt to trousers. Stamp on back left waistband (mostly illegible). Accompanying shirt of red silk front panel with ivory damask cotton back panel. Sleeveless. Shirt has ruffles down center front placket with 3 circular white decorative buttons. Pointed collar. Center back opening with 3 circular, white buttons and tailored buttonholes. Shirt has 7 additional buttons around hem which attach to trousers. Front panel lined in matching ivory damask cotton.
Date: 1880
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cape

Description: Burnoose-style cape of lavender wool flannel. Mid-skirt length front and back, rounded at bottom to be shorter on each side. Fitted at shoulders. Attached hood gathered around face by use of ribbon ties woven through satin bound buttonholes around border of hood (ribbon missing). Center front opening and hem are trimmed with wide band of pastel green cording in scroll design. Closure of matching satin ribbon ties at neckline. Lined in pastel green satin.
Date: 1880/1890
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Purse

Description: Handbag with cast and chased silver frame decorated with openwork figures of children harvesting grapes. Ball/snap closure. Silver suspension chain of alternating oval links and links formed of three flower-heads. Bag is oval shaped, black wool with petite point embroidery decoration on each side of a bouquet of trumpet shaped flowers. Pink satin lining. Hallmarked "800" on frame.
Date: 1880/1889
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Hat

Description: Hat of green felt in the style of a tricorne or cocked hat. Trimmed with green silk roses, brown feathers, a brass buckle on right side and bow on back. Lined in black with central "drawstring".
Date: 1880
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Wedding Slippers

Description: Pair of wedding slippers of ivory kid leather. The shoes are designed with rounded toes, and have a large matching bow with layered ends, and a large ruffle of same across vamp. Uppers are edged with satin ribbon. Modified Louis or Cuban heel, flaring at base.
Date: 1886~
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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