Dress bodice worn by Mary T. Hill for portrait sitting

Titles Dress bodice worn by Mary T. Hill for portrait sitting
Description Two-piece blue/gray silk charmeuse dress with pearl grey chiffon overlay and Brussels bobbin lace and silk embroidery trim. V-neck/vestee front with layers of white voile, lace and chiffon. Standing lace collar at center back; elbow length set-in sleeves with pin tucks inside elbow. Sleeves have an underlay of lace, embroidered chiffon and are trimmed with self-covered, buttonhole stitched thread buttons. Back of bodice has an overlay of chiffon over the shoulder crossing at waist and forming a swag that attaches to the back of the skirt with four snaps. Lining is white silk taffeta. Grosgrain waistband tacked to center back "Helen/Minneapolis". B) skirt is shirred at the waistline. Inverted pleat at center front opens the length of the skirt with an underlay of embroidered grey chiffon. Skirt lining is grey silk taffeta. Tag at center back closure: "0.3484". Worn by Mary T. Hill. Dress was worn for portrait sitting by Henri Caro-Delvaille, 1913.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 19 inches length (1988.160.4.A: bodice back length)
34 inches circumference (1988.160.4.A: bodice bust circumference)
34 inches circumference (1988.160.4.B: skirt waist)
41 inches length (1988.160.4.B: skirt back drape)
42 inches length (1988.160.4.B: center back)
Nomenclature dress (garment)
Materials silk (textile)
Creation Made by: Gjertsen, Helen
Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Used by: Hill, Mary Theresa
Retailed by: Dayton's (Department store)
Artist: Caro-Delvaille, Henry
Used in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Clothing. Women's Dresses. 1910-1919
Dates Use: Exactly 1913
Notes The portrait of Mary Hill that was painted while she wore this dress is in the Minnesota Historical Society collection, cataloged as accession number AV2000.105. To learn more about it, see http://collections.mnhs.org/cms/display.php?irn=10331583.

Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1998.160.4.A (Accession Number)

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