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Little Girl's Dress

Description: Little girl's dress of peach silk crepe. Embroidered smocking of purple flowers, greenery, and grey decorative stitches on rounded neckline; purple flower embroidery on body of dress. Center back closure of two snaps. Short, puffed sleeves. Unlined.
Date: 1936
Creator: Alesta, Bertie

Evening Sandals

Description: Pair of green satin open-toed sandals with gold ribbon trim on the vamp. Designed in a modified slingback style, with an ankle strap that secures with a rounded jeweled buckle. The medium modified continental heel is covered in the same satin. Retailer's label stamped in each: "Neiman Marcus Co; Dallas" Written inside each: "5 1/2 M / 12539 / 8715-R9"
Date: 1935/1936

Pumps

Description: Pumps of white suede and black leather segments. The shoes of white suede are designed with a slightly pointed toe, open at front with a small inverted "V" shape, the front of the toe-box overlaid with a black leather trim. The instep with black narrow leather lace-up details and bow. Wedge heel of white suede with black leather horizontal bands. Designer's stamp inside left shoe: "by Johansen / Smartest Since 1876" Retailer's stamp inside right shoe: "Ernest Grissom's / Abilene"
Date: 1937
Creator: Johansen Shoes

Beach Clogs

Description: Beach clogs of painted wood, and red and yellow leather. The thick wooden soles are painted in a marbled pattern of greens and yellows on red ground. The toe-box is formed of two wide crossed leather straps, one red, the other yellow, each affixed to the sole by large-headed nails/tacks. The heels have red silk cord which is threaded through hole passing through the sole and tied around wearer's ankles. The modified French heels are painted to match the rest of the soles.
Date: 1938

Ensemble - Cape, Blouse, and Skirt

Description: Three-piece ensemble of navy blue wool tweed with white silk threads. A) Cape. Falls below hips. Constructed with applied bands or plackets of self giving the appearance of pleats. No collar; rounded neckline with modified suspender self bands at neck that extend down to waist and secure to the pair of buttons on the waistband of the skirt. Padded shoulders. Lined in white satin. Remains of label, mostly illegible, in pieces, covered with crepeline. "65-67 Champ ........ Paris" B) Blouse of white satin. Collarless with piped, rounded, high neckline and string tie at front (decorative). Long, set-in sleeves gathered into cuffs with single button and tailored buttonhole at each cuff. Front with wide center and two narrow vertical pin-tucks. Center back closure with 7 circular shell/mother-of-pearl buttons and tailored buttonholes. No labels in shirt. C) Skirt. Street-length, A-line with 1-1/2 inch waistband. Two pairs of circular dark blue buttons on waistband for securing "suspenders". Left side zipper with four sets of hook-and-eyes (one missing). Simulated pleats, sewn down, with vertical strips of same fabric sewn to skirt giving illusion of further pleating. Unlined. Label on waistband to left of zipper: "Made In France"
Date: 1930/1939
Creator: Chantal

Chauffer's Uniform Greatcoat

Description: Man's chauffeur's uniform greatcoat of black wool with black astrakhan (3 day old lamb) fur collar. The full-length overcoat is double-breasted, with long sleeves and a flap pocket at each hip. Torso lined in heavy brown muton. Maker's label inside pocket, part printed, part filled in by hand: "Lexington / National Tailoring Co., Inc / Better quality uniforms / 851 Lexington Ave., N.Y. / Name: John Forsythe / Date: 10/31/34 No.: 9622" NRA "Blue Eagle" label inside pocket Stamped on inner side of lining: "Taskinlamb"
Date: 1934
Creator: Lexington National Tailoring Co.

Ensemble - Dress and Bolero Jacket

Description: Evening ensemble in orange and taupe crepe. The sleeveless, full-length dress is of taupe crepe, and has a "V" neckline in front and a deep "V" in back. Around high waist is a wide band of orange crepe outlined in gold braid and oval simulated pearls. The band is heavily beaded in faux coral and turquoise beads in various patterns and floral motifs. The bodice of the dress gathers into the front of the band, and has a zipper and hook-and-eyes closure at left side. The Bolero jacket is of the orange crepe. The cropped jacket has a rounded neckline and long sleeves. The neckline, center front opening, and lower hem is heavily beaded to match the band on the dress, with added faux turquoise beading in floral forms on the front panels of the jacket. No labels in either garment.
Date: 1939

Hat

Description: Hat of chocolate colored mink fur. Somewhat in a pillbox shape, but much larger, the slightly domed crown fully covers the head. Brown corduroy lining trimmed with grosgrain ribbon. Labels: Designer's label: "Mr. D" United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union label.
Date: 1934/1969
Creator: Mr. D

Hat

Description: Hat of black linen. Open crown created by a black ribbon of self encircling what would be the base of the crown, with bow at back. Wide brim, irregular-edged, slightly "waved". Inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Manufacture's label on inside hatband: "Betmar" Union label on inside hatband: "823937" Retailer's stamp on inside hatband: "Weldon's Fort Worth"
Date: 1935~
Creator: Betmar

Cape

Description: Straight cape/cloak of black long-hair monkey fur. Full length, no arm holes, arm slits nor sleeves and no collar. 5 heavy hook and eye closures down center front. Fully lined in black wool crepe-felted. Very heavy. Likely to be Colobus monkey. Designer's label at right side at seam "Hattie Carnegie" Retailer's label at back center top "Neiman-Marcus Dallas";
Date: 1930~
Creator: Carnegie, Hattie

Skirt Suit

Description: Summer suit of textured silk crepe in coral and black Holstein cow print with black flies. A) Jacket has two front ties; one at neck and one at natural waist. Two hook-and-eye closures along center front behind waist tie; flip peplum and 3/4 sleeves. Unlined. Built-in shoulder pads. Label: "Adrian / Original". B) Skirt is below knee-length; gored and flared. Waistband with hook-and-eye closure. Unlined. No Labels.
Date: 1935
Creator: Adrian, Gilbert

Purse

Description: Purse of black tapestry with multicolor floral design. Rectangular, gold metal frame in rose motif and plunger type closure. Double chain handle; rose colored silk lining. Small coin purse of light blue silk inside handbag with semicircular frame and twist ball closure.
Date: [1930..1939]

Tricorne

Description: Tricorne of light green straw, black and orange velvet. The hat is designed as a traditional tricorne, or "three-cornered-hat", with a low cylindrical crown of green straw, slightly domed. The wide brim of green straw curls up on three sides, and has cut-back arches at corners. The underside/facing of the brim is lined with black velvet, and edged with a thin band of orange velvet, which is tied in a bow at center top edge of one side. Crown is unlined, but has inner hatband of a striped/plaid fabric. Designer's label inside: "Original / Ruby Ross / California"
Date: 1938/1950
Creator: Ross, Ruby

Cloche

Description: Cloche hat of black felt. The domed crown has a shaped lower edge, and a small brim that turns up and back to become vertical against the crown at front, and flares out slightly at sides and back. At side is a spray of black ostrich feathers. Inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Maker's label sewn inside: "Model / by / Hatty's / Paris / New York"
Date: 1930/1939
Creator: Hatty's Hat Co. (New York, USA)

Pillbox Hat

Description: Pillbox like hat of burnt sienna colored velvet. Standing brim and self bow. Top knot of self as trim. Crown close fitting like a calotte. Elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head. Designer's label on inside hatband: " Erik Braagaard / Paris / 8 rue St. Florentin" Label attached to top of designer's label: "Made in France" Model label under designer's label (partly illegible): "00 314"
Date: 1938
Creator: Braagaard, Erik

Hat

Description: Hat of cream colored straw. Open crown covered with intertwined, wide yellow and pear green velvet ribbons ending in a bow at the front. Wide, asymmetrical brim, narrowest at back. Retailer's label at inside hatband: "Made to Order Hat / Bergdorf / Goodman / Fifth Ave. at 58th St."
Date: [1935..1939]

Juliet Cap

Description: Juliet cap of black velvet with wide band of ecru crocheted lace covering all but small circular area on top. Bow of ecru crocheted lace on front of hat held in place with band of black velvet. Lined in black silk. Designer's label: " J Suzanne Talbot / modes / 14 Rue Royal Paris" Tag attached to designer's label: "Made in France"
Date: 1930/1939
Creator: Talbot, J. Suzanne

Shoes

Description: Pair of white leather shoes. Designed with a rounded open toe, the shoes have white leather uppers with straps across instep that cross and connect sides. Uppers edged with narrow sewn edge. Modified chunky Louis heel covered in white leather. Stamped inside: "Bob Shoe / For Style and Comfort" and "Made in / Hong Kong"
Date: 1936

Hat

Description: Yachting cap of royal blue knit. Visor edged in white wool. White anchor insignia at brow. Unlined. Retailer's label: "Tappé / Modes / 9 West 57 St. New York" Label below retailer's label: "Made in France"
Date: [1930..1939]
Creator: Tappé

Hat

Description: Slouch type hat and matching ascot. a) Slouch style hat of gold lame with butterfly print in blues and reds. Large bow of self at front base of crown and smaller bow of self at base of crown in back. Asymmetrical brim, wider in front. Lined in black felt. Designer's label: "Paris New York / J. Suzanne Talbot / 8. Avenue Matignon" b) Ascot of matching gold lame with butterfly print in blues and reds. Designer's label: "Paris New York / J. Suzanne Talbot / 8. Avenue Matignon" Model number tag to right of designer's label (illegible): "38-5(?)"
Date: 1937
Creator: Talbot, J. Suzanne

Hat

Description: Hat of black felt, brimless toque style. Cylindrical crown, rounded at top shoulders with extending cockscomb of three tiers extending upwards. Designer's label: "Bruyere / 4, Rue de Rondovi_Paris" Tag above designer's label: "Made in France"
Date: 1936
Creator: Bruyere, Michele

Hat

Description: Hat of gold felt. Alpine adaptation style sport hat with sunken crown. Brown grosgrain ribbon hatband and orange pheasant quill trim. Elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head. Designer label: "Blanche & Simone / Paris . 1 Rue de la Paix 1 . Paris"
Date: 1936
Creator: Blanche & Simone

Hat

Description: Beret of dark brown felt. Raised crown with black and orange coque feather trim on left front. Front brim of hat is rolled up to form rounded edge folds on left and right. Elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head. Designer's label on inside hatband: "Odette Colson / 25, Faub. Saint-Honore / Paris - 8me" Tag attached at bottom of designer's label: "Made in France" Handwritten number under label: "80-739"
Date: 1930
Creator: Colson, Odette