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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 (chest), 24 (waist), 16 (center front length), 18 (center back length), 7 (armpit to waist), 15.5 (neck), 22.5 (shoulder to wrist)

Medium

velvet
lace
satin
bead
boning

Type

Physical Object
bodice

Spatial Coverage

Michigan

Temporal Coverage

1890

Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Cassie, Robin, Zuheily 2017-02-15

Color Main

black

Color Secondary

yellow
beige
brown

Technique

hand sewing
machine sewing
beading
lace making
embroidery
piping

A

bodice

Structure Cut

straight

Closure Type

hooks and eyes

Closure Placement

center front
neck

Structure Neckline

band collar

Structure Torso

boned
7 or more darts
diagonal darts from waist

Structure Sleeves

leg of mutton

Structure Waist

natural

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

neck: 15.5
sleeve (shoulder to wrist): 22.5

Dimensions All

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

Wearer

Louise Bowen
Cynthia Bowen 06'

Donor

Christina Caroll

Date Earliest

1890

Date Latest

1905

Gender

female

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.

Credit Line

Donated by Christina Caroll in honor of Cynthia Bowen

Donation Date

2015-10-16

Donor Class Year

2006

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