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Hat

Description: Hat of brown straw. The domed crown of varnished woven brown straw is encircled at the base by a ribbon of brown velvet which has loops and a trailing end at one side simulating a bow. The ribbon is trimmed along the lower edge with a string of beads, simulating small pearls, which loops around the "bow". The flat brim folds under at the edge, forming a double thickness. The hat is unlined, and has an inner hatband of brown grosgrain ribbon along the lower inside edge of the crown. There are no labels or tags in the hat.
Date: 1953

Hat

Description: Hat of gray and natural straw. The low, domed crown is of a dark blue-gray woven straw, encircled at the base by a band of red velvet ribbon that forms a bow at front and has trailing ends at back. The wide brim of the same dark blue-gray straw is oval, set so sides are wider than front/back edges. Over the brim is a smaller oval panel of natural woven straw, giving the effect of a second, smaller brim. The hat is unlined, with dark blue-gray grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label on inner hatband: "Marion Vallé / New York". Retailer's label on inner hatband: "Gus Mayer / Co. Ltd."
Date: 1953
Creator: Vallé, Marion

Hat

Description: Hat of pale yellow/tan straw. The sailor-style hat has a domed crown of pale straw encircled at the base with a band of pale yellow velvet with "bow" loop at back. Over the ribbon is a band of fine veiling. The circular brim is of the same straw on top, but is of double-thickness, the underside of white straw. The inside of the crown with a wide off-white grosgrain ribbon hatband. Accompanied by two short hatpins, with red velvet and gold ribbon heads. Retailer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Neiman-Marcus".
Date: 1953

Hat

Description: Hat of white straw with red velvet and net trim. The domed crown of the hat is formed of three sections of white straw, two hemispheres overlapping a central band running front to back. Around the base of the crown is a wide red velvet ribbon with bow and trailing ends at back. Over the ribbon and brim is a fine red netting/veiling with scattered tiny white "blossoms" affixed to the netting/veiling. The flat, narrow brim turns under at the edge to create a double-thick edge. The inside of the crown has an off-white grosgrain inner hatband. Retailer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Neiman-Marcus / Dallas".
Date: 1953

[Italian Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of a cemetery in Florence, Italy. Two trees are visible on each side of the photograph. In the foreground, men and women with flowers walk on the path in front of the cemetery wall. The wall is lined with stacked graves. A mausoleum is centered in the wall of graves.
Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray

[Loggia dei Lanzi]

Description: Photograph of the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence, Italy. In the foreground, one archway of the loggia is visible with two statues underneath the archway silhouetted by the light from the piazza. The Piazza della Signoria is visible in the background with surrounding buildings.
Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray

[Mausoleums]

Description: Photograph of a cemetery in Florence, Italy. In the foreground, three mausoleums are visible. The front mausoleum is ornately decorated with carved figures, columns, and a dome roof. A tall line of trees and distant hills are visible in the background.
Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray

[Neptune Statue]

Description: Photograph of the statue of Neptune located outside of the Doge's Palace in Venice, Italy. The figure of Neptune holds a dolphin in his left hand. The carved facade of the palazzo is visible behind Neptune. The statue was created by Jacopo Sansovino in the sixteenth century.
Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray

[Palazzo Vecchio]

Description: Photograph of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. The photograph was taken from the Palazzo degli Uffizi looking down the courtyard between the two wings towards the Palazzo Vecchio. The sides of the Uffizi frame the foreground with the side view of the Palazzo Vecchi in the background.
Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray

[Piazza della Signoria]

Description: Photograph of the Piazza della Signoria in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. In the foreground, the side of the building is visible on the right side of the frame; three statues are visible on pedestals in the piazza as well as numerous people. Sunlit buildings are visible in the background.
Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray

Pillbox Hat

Description: Pillbox hat of beige/light brown suede. The low, cylindrical crown is of suede, with a thin band of black patent leather piping along inner edge of sides, encircling the flattened crown. At back of hat is a flat bow of black patent leather. The hat is lined in cream and gold brocade, and has edging of black rickrack and two small combs to help secure hat to wearer's head. Maker's label inside: "Made Especially / for you by / Henry".
Date: 1953
Creator: Henry

Skirt Suit

Description: Skirt suit. A) Jacket of black boucle wool. Long, set-in sleeves with hem edged in black satin. Turn-back collar, black satin revers. Four front patch pockets with flaps trimmed in black satin and one circular black satin-covered button on each pocket. Lined in black silk satin. Combined designer's/retailer's label at inside back collar: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" B) Blouse of black satin. Piped around jewel neckline and sleeveless armholes. 2" waistband ties at left side. Zipper closure from hem partway up left side. Center back opening with 2 hook & loops. Unlined. Six elastic loops around hem to attach to skirt. No labels in blouse. C) Skirt of black boucle wool. Mid-length; 4 gored with two zippers at waist creating a "front flap" which also secures with two tabs at waistband, each tab secured with two hook-and-eyes. Four buttons at waistband which secure to loops on hem of blouse. Lined in black silk. No labels found in skirt.
Date: 1953
Creator: Norell, Norman

Sleeping Figure

Description: The collage is composed of painted canvas shapes juxtaposed to create an abstract human figure in hues of tan and gold.
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Date: 1953
Creator: Marca-Relli, Conrad, 1913-2000

Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Description: Day suit of royal blue linen consisting of: A) Blazer. Single breasted with 4 circular, blue plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Release tucks at bust line. Notched collar; hip length. Long, set-in sleeves with turned-back cuffs. Flap pockets at sides. Lined in matching blue silk jacquard with "Christian Dior" woven design. Designer's label at right side seam: "Christian Dior-New York / Original / *Trade Mark" Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus" B) Skirt in straight style. Left side zipper with 3 hook & eyes. Center back 12" pleat. Unlined.
Date: 1953
Creator: Dior, Christian

[View of the Baptistry]

Description: Photograph of the Baptistry in front of the Duomo in Florence, Italy. In the foreground, the heads of numerous people are visible but out of focus in the bottom of the frame. The edges of two buildings are visible on either side of the frame. Between the buildings, the Baptistry is visible with the Duomo behind it.
Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray