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Beige and Cream Embroidery Ensemble

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Identifier

VC20150428

Title

Beige and Cream Embroidery Ensemble

Description

Beige bodice and skirt that attach at the waist with cream flower embroidery and a pink and green sash and a separate lace collar. Cotton was used, bodice (a), has three quarter length sleeves, pleating on the sleeves and in the center front

Date

1874-1916

Subject

Clothing and Dress

Medium

cotton

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

Argyle NY

Provenance

This ensemble belonged to Jane MacCoy Bars (1874-1961) from Argyle, NY. It was donated by her granddaughter Nancy Fogle, Vassar Class of 1979.

A note came with the dress reading, "Dress belonged to my grandmother -- Jane MacCoy Bars 1874-1961 from Argyle, NY Nancy Fogle Class of 1979."

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC2015012

Cataloguer with Date

Zofia Siwicka 2015-05-28

Color Main

Beige

Color Secondary

cream
pink
green

Technique

embroidery
lace
pleating

A

Bodice

B

Skirt

C

Sash

D

Separate lace collar

Structure Silhouette

a-line skirt
triangular collar

Closure Type

hook and eye
snaps
buttons

Closure Placement

buttons on back of bodice
hook and eye on back of bodice, skirt, and sash
snaps on back of skirt and sash

Structure Neckline

band collar

Structure Sleeves

raglan sleeve

Structure Skirt

a-line

Structure Lining

cotton

Dimensions Chest

39 inches

Dimensions Waist

33 inches

Dimensions Hips

36.5 inches

Dimensions CF Length

bodice is 20 inches, skirt is 39.5 inches

Dimensions CB Length

bodice is 20.5 inches, skirt is 39.5 inches

Hem Circumference

bodice is 36.5 inches, skirt is 72 inches

Underarm to Waist

10.5 inches

Dimensions Other

neckline circumference of bodice is 13 inches, top circumference of skirt is 26 inches, length of sash is 56 inches, width of sash is 2 inches, neckline of collar is 9.5 inches, height of collar is 8.75 inches

Dimensions All

Bodice (a): 39 inches (chest), 33 inches (waist), 36.5 inches (hips), 20 inches (center front length), 20.5 inches (center back length), 36.5 inches (hem circumference), 10.5 inches (armpit to waist), 13 inches (neckline circumference); Skirt (b): 39.5 inches (center front length), 39.5 inches (center back length), 72 inches (hem circumference), 26 inches (top circumference); Sash (c): 56 inches (length), 2 inches (width); Collar (d): 9.5 inches (neckline), height inches (height)

Wearer

Jane MacCoy Bars

Donor

Nancy Fogle '79

Date Earliest

1874

Date Latest

1961

Gender

female

Condition Term

fair

Condition

There are many stains on both the bodice and skirt. The separate lace collar is yellowing. The bodice has tears on the bottom. The sash has only half of its closures and one side is fraying.

Storage Location

N12
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