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Beaded Black Bodice with Yellow Collar

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2017005

Title

Beaded Black Bodice with Yellow Collar

Description

A black, velvet, beaded bodice with leg o' mutton sleeves and a yellow lined collar. Black floral beading and embroidery on the chest and lower sleeves, four groups of piping in rows of three on each sleeve, yellowing lace on the wrists, band collar with closures around back of neck, center front hook and eye closures concealed under a stomacher attached at right side and collar.

Date

1890-1905

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

28 inches (chest), 24 inches (waist), 16 inches (center front length), 18 inches (center back length), 7 inches (underarm to waist). other measurements: 15.5 inches (neck), 22.5 inches (sleeve, shoulder to wrist)

Medium

beads
boning
lace
satin
velvet

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

Michigan
United States

Temporal Coverage

1890s

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Rights Holder

© Vassar College Costume Collection. Images in this collection may be used for teaching, classroom presentation, and research purposes only. For other reuse, reproduction and publication of these images, contact costumeshop@vassar.edu.

Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Cassie, Robin, Zuheily 2017-02-15

Color Main

black

Color Secondary

yellow

Technique

hand sewing

A

bodice

Structure Cut

straight

Closure Type

hooks and eyes

Closure Placement

center front closure

Collar

band collar

Structure Torso

boned
7 or more darts
diagonal darts from waist

Structure Sleeves

leg-of-mutton sleeve

Structure Waist

natural waistline

Structure Lining

boning
fully lined

Dimensions Chest

28

Dimensions Waist

24

Dimensions CF Length

16

Dimensions CB Length

18

Underarm to Waist

7

Dimensions Other

15.5 inches (neck), 22.5 inches (sleeve, shoulder to wrist)

Dimensions All

28 inches (chest), 24 inches (waist), 16 inches (center front length), 18 inches (center back length), 7 inches (underarm to waist). other measurements: 15.5 inches (neck), 22.5 inches (sleeve, shoulder to wrist)

Wearer

Louise Bowen

Donor

Christina Caroll

Date Earliest

1890

Date Latest

1905

Culture

American

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Tops

Public Information

The clothing has been donated by Christina Caroll under the name of Cynthia Bowen, her mother, who housed the collection. The clothes belong to Cynthia's mother and grandmother.

Condition Term

good

Condition

There is fraying of the seams on the inside, some hand stitching, yellowing at the sleeves. The velvet is in good condition. The hooks and eyes are sturdy. There is evidence of mending.

Repository

Vassar College Costume Collection, Drama Department, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Credit Line

Donated by Christina Caroll in honor of Cynthia Bowen

Donation Date

2015-10-16

Donor Class Year

2006

Work Type

bodice

Pattern

floral patterns

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