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General View of Universal Exposition, Paris, 1889

Description: A three-fourths angle aerial view illustrates the grounds of the Universal Exposition of 1889 and is noted as such on the engraving.
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Date: 1889
Item Type: Artwork

Prince of Darkness

Description: The artwork created on a black background has as the main image what might be a multi-color seated figure. Spots of color dot the sky and on the right hand side is a silver gray vertical streak running the length of the work. The work is abstracted.
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Date: 1937
Creator: Michaux, Henri
Item Type: Artwork

Colosseum, Rome

Description: The painting depicts stone ruins in close detail.
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Date: 1835
Creator: Alt, Rudolf von
Item Type: Artwork

Proun 93

Description: The square painting has a yellow background with a large white circle and several black circles attached to some stick-like geometric lines and shapes. The concentric circles are nested inside each other off center so that the effect is almost of a spiral.
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Date: 1924
Creator: Lissitzky, El
Item Type: Artwork

On a Journey to Beautiful Countryside

Description: The painting depicts a group of merry people, a sleeping child, a man and a woman with binoculars, a man sharing his reading material, a woman gazing out of the window, on a train. The costumes, hats, and furniture are fanciful and colorful.
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Date: 1892
Creator: Menzel, Adolph
Item Type: Artwork

Breakfast at the Cafe

Description: The painting depicts at the far left of the composition a man entering the cafe while a young boy stands on a chair and cleans the window. The painting is mounted on a larger piece of paper creating a wide border.
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Date: 1894
Creator: Menzel, Adolph
Item Type: Artwork

Color Globes for Copper

Description: Color studies in gradations from dark to light are displayed on circles and spheres.
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Date: unknown
Creator: Runge, Philipp Otto
Item Type: Artwork

Richard Wagner

Description: The portrait depicts a man wearing a white vest holding his hands in front with his fingers intertwined. He is wearing a dark coat, has some facial beard and sleek black hair with some curls.
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Date: unknown
Creator: Becker, Ernst August
Item Type: Artwork

Pantsuit

Description: Evening pantsuit of ivory, blue, and black striped silk consisting of three pieces: a) Mid-length jacket of vertically striped silk with very wide, straight sleeves. Center front opening with no closure. Attached shoulder pads. (b) Pants of matching silk. Full-length, with center back snaps and hook-and-eye closure. Designed to fit loosely, with drawstring waist. (c) Short sleeved tank-style top of matching silk. Sleeveless, with round neckline. The hem, armholes, and neckline are trimmed in black. Each piece has designer's label "Oscar de la Renta".
Date: 2000?
Creator: de la Renta, Oscar

Dress

Description: Evening dress of pale yellow silk chiffon with bead detailing. V-neckline in front creating the halter, with pieces draped from halter down and out to sides. The entire bodice is finely pleated and gathered, and has beaded panels which creates an empire waist. The beaded panels vary from narrow at center front to wide at sides, and meet at center back. The beading is white and silver beaded horizontal stripes on a mauve background. The skirt is formed by the chiffon being gathered into the beaded panels in many layers and falling to the floor. Dress has a matching lining and has a zipper down center back with hook-and-eye closures at top of zipper and at halter. Label in gown: "Victoria Royal Ltd. / Made In / British Crown Colony / of / Hong Kong".
Date: 1975?
Creator: Victoria Royal Ltd.

Hat

Description: Hat of creamy, off-white fur felt. Brimless with wide, low crown resembling a pillbox style. Center of crown has floral, circular geometric stitched pattern which trails to outside edge forming diamond shapes. Outer edge of crown has four diamond shapes with boucle texture. Unlined with tan grosgrain ribbon inner headband. Designer's label on inner headband: "Sally V / Designed By Sally Victor" Retailer's label to right of designer's label: "Titche-Goettinger Co. / Dallas"
Date: 1955~
Creator: Victor, Sally

Calotte Hat

Description: Calotte style hat of light brown satin. Brim is trimmed in brown and yellow velvet strawberry clusters with green and brown velvet leaves. Lined in rose colored brocade of floral design. Inner headband of pink grosgrain ribbon trimmed with cinnamon colored lace embellished with pink embroidered flower with rhinestone center at front. Maker's label on inside headband: "Paris / Chapeaux / Chicago"
Date: 1955~
Creator: Chapeaux

Beret

Description: Beret of black felted wool with sort tail at center crown. Label inside at center of crown: "100% wool - made in France / WPL 10.888"
Date: 1950/2010

Pillbox Hat

Description: Pillbox hat covered in sapphire blue silk. Large sapphire blue silk rose accent with green leaves at right front. Lined in navy blue silk with navy grosgrain ribbon inner headband. Comb for securing hat to wearer's head at inside front. Designer's label on inside headband at back: "Eisa"
Date: 1962
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal

Hatlet

Description: Hatlet of black velvet. The low, domed crown is edged with a stiffened coil of the same fabric, with a straight piece of same across the front. Lined in a black satin, with an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband, and a small plastic comb to help secure hat to wearer's head. Designer's label: "Kay & Guy / Anderson / New York"
Date: 1955~
Creator: Kay & Guy Anderson

Hat

Description: Hat of black felt. The low, domed crown is encircled by a band of black net veilling, gathered at front to form a pouf, and with a narrow band of black ribbons, tied at back with a bow. The narrow brim curves up slightly at back. The hat is unlined, with a black grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Brand(?) label: "Originals / Fifth Avenue / New York" Label of felt maker: "Bodies by / Lee"
Date: 1965~
Creator: Frank H. Lee Hat Company

Hat

Description: Cocktail hat of bias cut white draped wool. Front resembles a turban and is formed by four horizontal turned under pleats with 1-1/2" band. Sides and back resemble a beret, with the back folded up and trimmed with a tie bow of self at the center. Partly lined with reinforcing at front to support pleating. Ivory grosgrain ribbon inner headband and comb at front for securing hat to wearer's head.
Date: 1960
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal

Pillbox Hat

Description: Pillbox style hat of pink silk gabardine. Four horizontal pleats around front of brim form zigzag folds at sides. Slightly rounded top. Center back has hanging tab ending in tie bow of self. 2-1/4'' deep crown CF; 3 1/2'' deep CB. Lined in white silk with pink grosgrain ribbon inner headband. Two combs at sides for securing hat to wearer's head. Maker's label hand embroidered on inside crown: "Jo Bailey Hats"
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Bailey, Jo

Hat

Description: Hat of black felt. Styled as a modified boater or "Pamela hat", the domed crown is encircled at base with a wide band of black grosgrain ribbon. The brim curves up sharply, forming a "wall" around the crown. The hat is unlined. Felt maker's label: "Glenover / Fawntra-Felt / Henry Pollak Inc / New York / 100% Wool"
Date: 1955~
Creator: Henry Pollak Inc.

Toque

Description: Toque of burnt ocher/light brown wool(?). The cylindrical crown is higher in front, with sides slanting down to back. The top of the crown is domed, but slightly sunken, and ornamented with top-stitching lines radiating from the back center of the top. The sides of the crown have similar horizontal top-stitching. The hat has a dark brown leather band at lower edge, almost a tiny visor in front, which extends inside the sides of crown and emerges in back to form a bow. The hat is lined in medium brown satin, and has an inner brown grosgrain ribbon hatband.. Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus / Salon"
Date: 1960/1969

Mushroom Hat

Description: Mushroom hat of red/orange baku straw. Uniquely cut crown is square with points at front and back. Four side panels are formed off of sides of square crown. Lined in white gauze material with red/orange grosgrain ribbon inner headband.
Date: 1956
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal

Hat

Description: Hat of navy blue velvet. Styled as an oversized calotte (also spelled "calot"), the low, domed crown is encircled by overlapping bands of the same material. At front and sides of hat is an embellishment of leaf-form set with blue beads and pearls. The front and sides are overlaid with a fine mesh veil, which has small scattered worked circles. No labels in hat.
Date: 1955~

Hat

Description: Hat of green felt. Designed as a modified cloche, the had is formed of a deep, domed crown of green felt with a rolled edge at back that extends to become a high, curved brim in front. The front extension is crowned by a feathered ornament formed as a stylized bird looking downwards. The "bird" has tan and dark feathers for the tail, green feathers for neck and breast, and a black plastic(?) beak. Around the base of the crown is a band of dark gray/bronze colored net, which extends at front and sides to become a veil. Around inside of crown is dark brown/black grosgrain ribbon band. Sewn to inner ribbon band is maker's label: "Hattie Carnegie / Inc / Custom Made"
Date: 1935/1939
Creator: Carnegie, Hattie

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