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Yarkand I

Description: Painting of gray and white large geometric shape at center of composition.
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Date: 1952~
Creator: Vasarely, Victor
Item Type: Artwork

Inner Eye

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Date: 1952
Creator: Chadwick, Lynn Russell
Item Type: Artwork

Persian Jacket

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Date: 1952
Creator: Hartigan, Grace
Item Type: Artwork

Courtship

Description: Painting of green, pink, blue geometric shapes with thin white rendering of a figure on top of dark gray background.
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Date: 1952~
Creator: Tàpies, Antoni
Item Type: Artwork

Pillbox Hat

Description: Pillbox hat of knit material with embroidery and mirrors. The black fabric of the hat is covered with yellow embroidered star shapes and small circular mirrors ca. 1.5 cm. in diameter bordered by red thread embroidery/crochet. Cylindrical crown formed as slightly "crushed", folding in in some areas and bulging out in others, and with gently scalloped lower edge. Top is generally flat, with an applied tear-drop shaped section of the same material, with trailing "ribbons" of same material extending off of back of hat. The edge of the applied panel and the lower edge of the crown are edged with alternating red and black beads, with two strands and two loops of the same beading descending from the between the "ribbons" at top. The inside of the crown is lined in red mesh and edged with red grosgrain ribbon. There are two plastic combs, one at either side, to secure hat to wearer's head. Designer's label inside crown: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago" Gift of Mr. John C. Murphy, through the Chicago Historical Society.
Date: 1952
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B.

Hatlet

Description: Hatlet of navy blue wool with embroidery and mirrors. Base of hatlet formed of an irregularly-shaped skullcap of dark navy blue wool decorated with embroidered lines, bands, etc. in red, yellow, and white. Over the surface of the fabric are small 1.5 cm. diameter mirrors in pink and red stitched borders. All edges are trimmed in gray/purple beads. Surmounting the hatlet are three bows of the same materials, and the whole is overlaid with fine dark blue veiling. Hatlet is lined in dark blue mesh and edged underneath with dark blue grosgrain ribbon. Attached to either side is a small plastic comb to secure the hatlet to wearer's head. Designer's label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". Gift of John C. Murphy, through the Chicago Historical Society.
Date: 1952
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B.

Achilles

Description: The painting consists of a large red vertical field on a darker red/black field.
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Date: 1952
Creator: Newman, Barnett
Item Type: Artwork

Hat

Description: Hat of white straw trimmed with chiffon, net and a flower. The hat formed as a modified pillbox, with cylindrical white straw crown, very slightly domed. Around the crown is a wide band of ruched pink chiffon overlaid by white netting/veiling. At front is a large artificial silk flower. The narrow straw brim is undulating and rolled. Inside crown is inner red grosgrain ribbon hatband. Accompanied by one short hatpin with simulated pearl head. Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Styled by / Coralie". Sewn to the back of the designer's label is a United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers Union label.
Date: 1952/1957
Creator: Coralie

Anderton Court Shops

Description: This view of the Rodeo Drive facade shows a portion of the shopping center with the originally copper colored details now painted black.
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Date: 1952/1954
Creator: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Anderton Court Shops

Description: This detail view of the shopping center shows some Christmas tree decoration and the entrance overhangs and a portion of the steeple like structure rising from the center of the building.
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Date: 1952/1954
Creator: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Anderton Court Shops

Description: This view shows a passageway with a circular window and a doorway to an upper floor. The concrete surface is a cream color.
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Date: 1952/1954
Creator: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Anderton Court Shops

Description: The close detail of the fascia and soffit trims consist of chevron designs embossed into the surfaces.
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Date: 1952/1954
Creator: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Anderton Court Shops

Description: The close view of the spire shows the construction techniques as well as the shapes of the metal attached together.
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Date: 1952/1954
Creator: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Anderton Court Shops

Description: The view is of the spire that rises over the light well. Cracks in the concrete facade can be seen. The complex decorative exterior structure of the spire is visible in this view.
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Date: 1952/1954
Creator: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Anderton Court Shops

Description: The close detail of a column shows the sculptural chevron shape and how the column attaches at the ceiling.
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Date: 1952/1954
Creator: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Anderton Court Shops

Description: This view shows a close detail of the fascia decoration consisting of chevron shapes.
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Date: 1952/1954
Creator: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Anderton Court Shops

Description: The view is skyward through the light well and also shows the angular walking ramps.
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Date: 1952/1954
Creator: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Hat

Description: Hat of natural colored braided straw. The hat is formed of a flat oval of braided straw, turned up at back, trimmed with a small bouquet of red and blue silk flowers. At the back of the hat, on the segment that is turned up, is applied a black velvet ribbon bow. Extending to either side from the center, beneath the flowers, are black velvet ribbons to tie the hat under the wearer's chin. Designer's label on underside of hat: "Sandy Dallas" Worn by Frances Virginia Parramore Thinnes in 1952 at an event in Abilene, Texas.
Date: 1952
Creator: Sandy of Dallas (Dallas, Texas)

Dress

Description: Halter-style dress of black wool. V-neck, very low back, sleeveless, buttons up back. Straight skirt with drapery over hips and in front. Country of Origin Label: " Made in France " located on front neckline at right center. Designers Label at inside left on construction detail: " Made in France / Automne - Hiver 1952 / Christian Dior / Paris "
Date: 1952
Creator: Dior, Christian

Calotte

Description: Red velvet calotte. Hat styled as a calotte (also spelled "calot"), or modified Juliet cap, with low domed crown, straight across back edge, rounded at sides, and with scalloped edge at front. Along lower edge at sides and front is double strand of black silk(?) braided rope, with matching tassels hanging between lobes of scallops. Lined in a woven gold lamé-type material. Designer's label sewn inside: "Edna Mye / Dallas"
Date: 1952
Creator: Mye, Edna

Breton Hat

Description: Breton hat of black fur felt. The domed crown is encircled at base by a wide band of black grosgrain ribbon, with flat bow at back. The wide brim extends outwards, then curves up sharply, to about 1/3 of height of crown. The brim is faced/lined with same black fur felt. Crown is unlined, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Manufacturer's stamp inside crown: "20 % / Mohair / MAHARA / 70% Wool / Henry Pollak Inc / New York"
Date: 1952

Day Dress

Description: Day dress of gray/white print silk taffeta. Street- or tea-length, of paper silk taffeta printed with a dense design of varying sizes of small white polka dots on a gray ground. V-neckline, with bow of self just below point. 3/4 length dolman sleeves. Full skirt, cut for crinoline. Center back zipper. Designer's label: "Traina-Norell / New York"
Date: 1952
Creator: Norell, Norman

Dress

Description: Dress of toast brown colored linen. A) Jacket. Waist-length box jacket, with modified mandarin collar, asymmetrical front opening/closure beginning with a button just below center throat, then curving to left, and then down on left front, with a total of five large circular ivory-colored plastic buttons, and a single hidden snap at upper right. Sleeveless. Single patch pocket at right side. Neckline, opening, and top edge of pocket edged with off-white band. Lined in cream cotton(?). No label in jacket. B) Skirt. Street-length, A-line, with darts to the wide waistband. Left fastening, with three hooks and loops at waistband and zipper below. Unlined. Designer's label: "Traina-Norell / New York"
Date: 1952
Creator: Norell, Norman