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Boots

Description: Pair of boots or "High Button Shoes" of ivory kidskin leather. The shoes, designed with slightly rounded toes, button closed along outer side, with 8 domed leather-covered buttons on each shoe. Edge along buttons is scalloped, as is the upper edge of the boot. The The low, stacked heels are rounded at sides and back, and are curved at front, and taper slightly to base. Left Shoe markings: "Excelsior"
Date: 1874
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Boy's dress

Description: Boy's blue and beige/white plaid linen ankle length fitted dress. Long narrow sleeves; ruffle of fabric at the wrist. Narrow turn over collar. Dress gored front and back. Bound in velvet crossed over buttoning up the front to high neck. Double ruffles at bottom of skirt. Trimmed with velvet ribbon and jet black buttons. Lined in muslin. Plaid fabric is indigo dyed, and most likely velvet cording is also indigo dyed.
Date: 1872
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Child's Dress

Description: Child's dress of tan flannel with front panel of brown velvet. Long sleeves with 3" cuff of brown velvet. Turndown collar of brown velvet with pointed ends and neckline trimmed in ivory lace; collar partially detaches on right and secures with a hook & eye. Patch pockets at sides of brown velvet. Front panel has 10 tortoise shell buttons to left of panel and right side opening of 11 matching buttons with barred buttonholes. Gored in back with six small pleats at bottom of back. Hem of garment has pleated 4-1/2" border of self trimmed with 1-1/2" band of brown velvet. Lined in tan cotton.
Date: 1875/1885
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Child's Dress

Description: Child's dress of black wool with red paisley trim. Full length dress, with turned down collar of paisley print. Long sleeves with 4" cuffs trimmed in matching paisley print. Center front opening with 15 nonfunctional paisley covered buttons with hook & eyes underneath. Side pockets trimmed in paisley print. Center back panel is gathered at waist to give slight bustle effect and is belted in paisley print with oval buckle in black ribbed fabric. Lined in brown polished cotton.
Date: 1876
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Child's Dress

Description: Child's dress of black & tan woven cotton check/plaid. Full-length, with high, rounded collar. Set in black taffeta full-length sleeves with wide cuffs of the black/tan check, secured with two mother of pearl buttons each. Natural waist. Hem with wide band of ruffled black taffeta and a plain band of black taffeta running slightly above hem. Patch pocket at right hip composed of plaid panels formed as a "vest", with black taffeta ruffle filling in center, and three non-functioning circular mother of pearl buttons on slight curve following edge of "vest" front non-functioning opening. Center back opening with 9 circular mother of pearl buttons and hook & loop at neckline.
Date: 1873
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Christening Gown

Description: Christening gown of white cotton batiste. Yoke is vertical bands of drawn work and eyelet in pineapple(?) pattern. Bottom of yoke has ruffle of scalloped eyelet lace. Long sleeves have ruffled hem matching yoke. Ruched at back waist. Rounded neckline is bound and trimmed in lace. Skirt has 14 rows of drawn work with 3" scalloped eyelet trim in floral pattern at hem. Center back closure of two buttons on yoke with draw strings at neckline and back ruching.
Date: 1870
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Fan

Description: Folding fan with mother-of-pearl sticks and guards. Leaf of white needlepoint lace backed with cream satin. Silver-colored "U" shaped bail ring at bottom.
Date: 1875/1899
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Fan

Description: Folding fan with mother-of-pearl sticks and guards. Leaf of white needlepoint lace backed with champaign satin. Silver-colored "U" shaped bail ring at bottom. Measurements: Guard: 27 cm long x 2.8 cm wide; Open: 50 cm across
Date: 1875/1900
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Fan

Description: Folding fan of bone and satin. Guards and sticks of bone, intricately carved with pierced latticework. Plain off-white silk satin leaf. Chased metal bail ring at pivot with mother-of-pearl beads. Off-white silk tassel tied to bail. Inscribed on silk leaf along one guard: "Hood W. [illeg.] / June 5th /73"; other inscriptions on other guard, too fragile to examine.
Date: 1870/1879
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Girl's Dress

Description: Girl's dress of blue calico cotton with white print. Stand up collar. Inset waist with long, gathered skirt. Long sleeves gathered at wrist with drawstrings. Center front opening with 8 button closure. Bodice lined with what may be sugar sack fabric; skirt unlined. Skirt is 33" long with 22" waist.
Date: 1870/1900
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Jacket

Description: Jacket of black silk satin. The jacket, formed as a basque bodice with typical close-fitting achieved by seaming, has extended front panels and is edged with ivory lace. The jacket is embellished with dark blue velvet and olive brown chenille appliques of floral and leaf forms and black jet beading. Lined in ivory silk satin. Photograph is from the exhibition Haute Couture - The Great Paris Designers, held at The Grace Museum, Abilene Texas, October 17 - December 30, 2000, and shows jacket as displayed with a period hat (Accession #: 1981.015.001) and skirt (Accession #: 1967.025.099).
Date: 1870
Creator: Worth, Charles Frederick, 1826–1895
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Kimono

Description: Kimono, possibly of western manufacture or has been altered. Pale pink silk with sparse embroidery of green vines and pink flowers. There are tassels on the sleeves. A panel between the back and front on the side.
Date: 1875/1950
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Mitts

Description: Mitts of black lace, scalloped edges at finger openings, chevron pattern on the hands, repeating geometric motif on sleeves; elbow length.
Date: 1870/1979
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Reticule

Description: Drawstring reticule of cream crochet embroidered with transparent, green and a few pink beads, and opaque black cut beads, in an abstract design with three leaf clovers and four leaf clovers; rope drawstring.
Date: 1875/1899
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Shoes

Description: Pair of shoes of ivory kid leather. Rounded toes, with stitched detailing on tongues and with applied leather bow at instep with many "loops" creating large "poof". Shoes of ivory kid leather. Short, modified Louis heel covered with same leather. Stamped inside left Shoe: "Mayer & Stern/ Phila. / Centennial / 1776-1876"
Date: [1876..1890]
Creator: Mayer & Stern
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Tea gown

Description: Formal tea gown of green print cotton in multicolored floral print and pink satin cuffs, bodice and tucks at side. Watteau pleats down center back. Long sleeves with 6-1/2" fitted cuffs. Slightly trained. Lined in olive green polished cotton; boning at waist.
Date: 1870/1880
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Tuxedo shirt

Description: Man's tuxedo/formal shirt of white cotton with bib and cuffs of white pique cotton. Long vented sleeves with French cuffs. Banded neckline for detachable collar with plastic tab at back of neckline. Back opening with single button closure. Stamped at center front below waist: Mitoga / Kirk 28 / 848 15 2 33 Neck bears the laundry mark initials for Jonathan Hampton Kuykendall: JHK
Date: 1875/1879
Creator: Mitoga
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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