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  • Description: silk
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    • Alphabet sampler

    • Needlework;
    • Alphabet sampler with three forms of lettering, silk threads on a linen backing. Vines, flowers and house with trees. Baskets show Germanic influence. Sampler currently being researched.
    • Studio portrait of two women and a child

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Blouses; Skirts; Dresses; Silk; Wool; Belts (Clothing); Dresses; Women; Children; Collars; Hairstyles;
    • Two women pose with a child. These three would seem to represent three generations, and the child is likely female. This gives a good look at what happens when styles change but not everyone participates. The older woman still represents the...
    • Two young children

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Children; Boys; Collars; Shoes; Buttons (Fasteners);
    • Two children pose for a studio portrait. The child on the left is certainly a boy. He has been dressed in the very stylish manner which comes to be called “Little Lord Fauntleroy.” The broad and wide “collar” is of eyelet, not lace, repeats a...
    • Woman with bracelet

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Collars; Buttons (Fasteners); Ribbons; Bracelets; Eyeglasses; Rings;
    • This woman's hair is long and conservatively drawn back, but not upswept. Her light colored dress, probably cotton, features interesting gatherings at hips and shoulders with white cuffs on the ¾ length sleeves and cut work medallions on the...
    • Woman with bobbed hair

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Dresses; Hairstyles; Shoes; Collars; Rings;
    • This woman's hair is bobbed and she wears rings on the fourth finger of each hand. Her white dress is probably silk from the way it seems to fall, and the wide collar is trimmed with a fine edging which may be lace. The arch of her foot seems to...
    • Young girl in ruffled bonnet

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Girls; Children; Collars; Dresses; Hats; Bonnets; Straw hats; Shoes; Hosiery; Lace;
    • This young girl's dress is certainly silk, as the light reflects from it. The deep handkerchief-pointed collar is further enhanced with the addition of wide lace. Lace can also be seen on the hem of her petticoat. Ruffles inside her bonnet echo...
    • Young woman with two dogs

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Dogs; Collars; Hats;
    • A young woman poses with two dogs. There was a short period of time around 1900 when some young women tried out a very masculine look. Here, evidently, is one, complete with checkered shirt, high starched collar, bow tie and a Homburg hat...
    • Older woman with lace fichu

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Dresses; Silk; Lace; Hairstyles;
    • This older woman with erect posture, beautiful dress and severe hair style wears a two piece dress of a printed silk, with gigot sleeves and elaboration at her wrists and shoulder lines of black silk machine lace. She uses her white lace fichu to...
    • Wrapper

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    • Paisley patterned cotton wrapper with olive green silk ribbon trim, buttons down center front, ties around inside of waist to cinch in waist at back. Lined in light brown glazed cotton. Green fabric buttons. Length: 63 1/2"
    • Bodice from Downer collection

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    • Bodice with matching waist attachment, pale brown silk; jacket has low V-neckline, full sleeves, blue silk ribbon trim at cuffs and around neckline, buttons down front stays, waist attachment shaped like a bow, attaches to waist over skirt and...
    • My Wish.

    • Celebrations;
    • Deeply embossed rectangular printed card with embossed paper lace with blue silk inserts, which has been attached with accordion-folded paper springs. The background of the card is silver with embossed flowers in pink, yellow and green. The center...
    • Dress, c. 1910

    • Women;
    • Beige and grey silk dress: high lace collar with lace inserts; center front panel has seven sections of five horizontal tucks; five rows of horizontal pleats on oversleeve with lace undersleeve.
    • Crazy quilt

    • Quilting;
    • Hand pieced "Crazy" quilt composed of velvet and silk pieces of fabric (30 squares). There is extensive embroidery covering the front of the quilt. Predominant colors are dark blue and brown, in solid, plaid, striped and figured fabric. The border...
    • Crazy quilt

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    • Crazy quilt made by Jane Miller. It is bordered and sashed in burgundy velvet. Fan patterns border the inside medallion. Materials include: silk, velvet, taffeta, and brocade. The entire quilt is filled with embroidered flowers, fans leaves and...
    • Pillow, Crazy pattern top

    • Quilting--Patterns--Design; Quilting;
    • Pillow, black velvet backing with a crazy pattern top. Silk fabrics, embroidery throughout, including flowers, a moon, children, a butterfly, and circles. Stitches include: herringbone, chain, seed, feather, french knots and fly stitch.
    • Hexagon quilt piecing, diagram (undated)

    • Pattern design; Quilting--Patterns--Design
    • Hand drawn hexagon quilt piecing diagram on ruled paper. Several of the hexagons have handwritten notes denoting specific color, the notes read ""some light colour"", ""blue or such colour"", ""pink or red or some gay colour"" written twice,...

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