Costume

1948-1950

Hat. Description: Hat, bronze colored metallic turban with rust/bronze feather "fancy" stuck in on left front; label at back reads, "Custom Hats, Jill Sullivan, Oakland,...

1985

Coat is pieced and appliqued wool, with knit linear details. The artist takes commercially-made wool cloth, and treats it with heat, water, and friction to give the fabric a felt-like appearance...

1915-1919

Pleat in the back is top stitched to "yoke" where pleat falls free. Collar is large, decorated with three covered buttons at each of the two points, and two covered buttons at each...

c.1920

This is a small circular purse, one side of which is covered with a cluster of manipulated ribbon and cloth flowers.

2000

This pair of red velveteen shoes was a gift to Ella Scanga from a family friend, Lisa Twaronite. Twaronite purchased the shoes in Japan and sewed the yellow buttons on personally. Ella wore the...

Spiral
1973

Jacket is completely lined, the body in a bright gold colored knit, the sleeves in rosey pink knit, all held in place with a blanket stitch; there are heart shaped patches at each arm pit of...

Untitled
1973

The hat is constructed of the chain stitch crocheted elements, laid in a spiral and appliqued. The hat has a scalloped brim and is lined in yellow gold colored knit. Spirals are stitched in the...

1993

Three piece, pale green cowboy suit made for Samuel Vick by Jack Williams of Oakland. Mr. Vick is an African American cowboy who shows horses. A: Coat, two buttons, lapels, cuffs, pocket flaps (...

1960-1964

Woman's three-piece suit. Description: a: Coat, black pebble, textured weave, (wool?) with blue crepe lining, long sleeves. Tuxedo collar, two buttons. b: Skirt of matching black cloth,...

1915-1925

purse. Description: coral-colored silk and cotton brocade; with athletic tumblers and horse in red, olive-green and straw-colored thread; at bottom of bag are two blue and straw-colored angels;...

1970s

These caramel colored suede and kid short boots were purchased in Italy as a gift from artist Mel Ramos to his wife, Leta. The toe cap, and a small tab up the vamp of the shoe, as well as the...

c. 1965

Woman's knitted wool suit of baby blue. A: Sweater (top), sleeveless with a rounded neckline, fastens at the back with a matching metal zipper. Labels are at the proper left of the zipper. A...

1930's

Hat. Description: Hat, brown velvet with gold cord tassel in the form of wheat, black elastic cord, tag form "Hats by Alma, Oakland, California" stamped "Made in Italy" on...

1973

This Army issue sack coat (and 20000.80.2) was worn by Rafael Jesús González for lectures and other such "formal" events at Laney College, in...

1928

Shoes, brown, French kid, one strap. Purchased by donor from Frank Werner Co., Oakland, Calif. about 1928 for $9.85--"I. Miller shoes, N.Y." Exquisitively made! White top piece and...

1961

dress. Description: black silk and wool dress with 3/4 length sleeves, dropped waist line with band around hips, collar banded in slef material with tab fold-over at the left; zipper fastener...

1961

dress. Description: mossy-green wool jersey dress completely lined in green silk; soft shirred top draped at the sides; zipper at back; 3/4 length sleeves; jewel collar with small slit in front...

c. 1905

Woman's black cotton shirtwaist with a gathered front. The label, stitched at the bottom, inside front proper left reads: "I. Magnin and Co., Inc. Makers, 918-922 Market St., San...

22-Aug-70

White floral band, made on an arc of white net, fitted to the head with three small, clear plastic combs. The flowers and leaves stand away from the band at least and inch and a half, cascading...

22-Aug-70

This formal length, white wedding gown of white silk chiffon has long sleeves and an Empire waistline. The bodice and three matching rows on either sleeve are trimmed with white machine made...

1965-1968

This woman's coat does not close. It is open in the front with two (2) large buttons that appear to be mother-of-pearl, on either side in the front. There is a large patch pocket on either...

c. 1966

This woman's casual coat is made of navy blue. It fastens down the front with five (5) large white snaps, and two (2) white snaps at the stand up collar. There is a patch pocket on either...

1920-1923

Hat. Description: peach colored panne, side of brim lifted up with cascade of peach colored flowers and green leaves, made by "Hyman's Oakland Berkeley" peach crepe and white silk...

c.1940s

Bright, rayon "Hawaiian print" evening dress with train. Cape sleeves and scooped neckline are trimmed with a shirred ruffle of self-smae material. Fastens under the left arm with a...

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