Costume

c. 1910

This headband is made of dark brown leather, tied at the back, with a band of hand loomed beading in yellow, green and orange colored Native American-like symbols on it, stitched to the leather...

c. 1989

Pair of women's paix de soi shoes are made from black faille, with a black satin bow at toe. The bow has been stitched so that part of it stands up. There is a rhinestone glued in the center...

c.1968-1970

A: Trousers, bell bottom, brushed yellow-tan colored denim. One pocket on either side in the front, not back pockets. Label in the front reads: "You're more of a man in MALE Slacks...

1939-1942

One straw hat. Description: Large black straw sailor hat, small crown decorated with a black grosgarin band with matching bow and bunch of artificial black cherries on either side; straw badc at...

c.1962-1970

This is a creame colored, twill weave, tweed suit. A: Jacket is short with 3/4 length raglan sleeves. It has an open collar and fastens down the front with three large buttons; the buttons...

1980

Belt is black leather, with gold colored metal buckle which bears an image of the Olympic rings, above which there are three overlapping stars. The images are rendered in small relief, with the...

1954-1958

This "ballerina length" party dress is empire style, with piping uner the bustline. Scooped neckline is also piped. Three/quarter length sleeves. Decorated in the back with a bow that...

c.1970

Leta Ramos wore this "Wonder Woman" costume (designed for her by Lora Livesly) to a Beaux Arts Ball, held as a fund raiser for the Oakland Museum in the late 1960s or early 1970s. Her...

1970s

Leta Ramos is attracted to vintage clothing. This red dress was made for her by a friend, Lora Linsley. Leta has a collection of tin toys; Lora could not resist making the belt closure out of...

1984

This goldenrod colored coat was worn by Dan Dotta from Benecia, a referee for the Track and Field Event at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. There is a diamond shaped patch over the left...

1940s

This pair of trousers (when worn with jacket 2006.13.4 makes a Western style suit) is made of black wool twill, with white threads used to make a gray stripe. Fly front fastens with a silver...

1970s

This skirt is part of a three piece suit Leta Ramos designed and made. It was inspired by a piece of vintage lace she found in her mother's things (a collar and jabot which would have been...

1970s

This halter is the blouse of a suit Leta Ramos designed and made. It was inspired by a piece of vintage lace she found in her mother's things (a tucked net collar and jabot trimmed with...

1970s

This jacket is part of a three piece suit Leta Ramos designed and made. It was inspired by a piece of vintage lace she found in her mother's things (a collar and jabot which would have been...

1982-1984

A: Man's blue denim jacket with "Lee, M.R., Patd. - 153438, Made in U.S.A." label stitched in inside, back yoke. "Lee" also on left breast pocket flap. Fastens down the...

Untitled
c.1950s

Large pale color straw sombrero worn by Trinidad Jose Sanchez when he performed with his Charro friends. The sombrero has a high crown, and the brim is timmed up at the sides and the back; there...

c. 1940's

hat. Description: hat, black, probably wool felt; a: hat, small brim in front rolled back from face crown open filled with 3 layers of large black net; all edges trimmed with balck gross grain...

1950s-1965

Hand weaver, Kay Sekimachi wove the laid in brocaded fabric for this beige quexquemtl. (Quexquemtls, a small Mexican garment worn over a bodice, or as a bodice, were very popular with the Bay...

mid 1960s

Weaver Kay Sekimachi wove the diagonal brown and black alpaca twill weave for this coat and scarf. A: Coat, has a high yoke with kimono style sleeves, 3/4 length; the yoke is set apart from the...

c 1970

Dress is made of tomato color velour, and features an image of a woman in a highly patterned long dress extending down the length of both the front and the back of the garment. The image is...

c 1970

Dress is salmon color cotton cloth, with hand-painted, screen-printed, and direct-dyed images in blue, yellow, white, green, and red. Images are of Chinese-style embroidery motifs--peonies, bats...

c. 1980

Tunic is made of silver color panne velvet with a voided linear offset pattern of diamonds with dots in the centers. Tunic is dyed and printed rust color and peach color, with smaller areas of...

c.1895-1900

Child's coat. Description: corded white cotton pique; very full long slvs.; large pointed collar w/insets of eyelet embroidery, collar & cuffs edged w/ruffle of eyelet embroidery; 3...

c.1972

Card woven coat of linen. Card weaving is thick and produces related, but dissimilar patterns on the surface and the back of the fabric. This coat is made of multicolored linen, primarily gray,...

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