Costume

c. 1960s-1980s

Cheong sam or qipao is black silk damask, with a design of rondels of Chinese bats. Dress has a zipper in the proper right side seam, opening into an asymmetrical flap extending to the proper...

c. 1950s- 1970s

Cheong sam or qipao is black silk brocade, with a design of metallic gold color butterflies and black roses. Dress has a silver color metal zipper in the proper right side seam, opening into an...

c. 1950s-1970s

Cheong sam or qipao is black silk damask, with a design of angled, intersecting, diagonal stripes. Dress has a zipper in the proper right side seam, opening into an asymmetrical flap extending...

c. 1950s-1970s

Cheong sam or qipao is made from copper color silk fancy weave with a design of flowers and abstract lines, with a distinct Asian style. The dress has a silver color metal zipper in the proper...

c. 1950s-1960s

Cheong sam or qipao is white cotton plain weave, with a design of 'patches' of several different, small-scale designs with a nautical theme (ship wheels, sailboats, rope, nautical flags...

c. 1950s

Cheong sam or qipao is gray wool, with a design of pink and rose color flowers with green leaves embroidered on the mandarin-style, stiffened collar, around the neckline and asymmetrical proper...

c. 1950s-1960s

Cheong sam or qipao is peach color nylon plain weave, with a printed design of blue and yellow flowers with green leaves outlined in black, over a ground of outlined peach color flowers and...

c. 1940s-1970s

Cheong sam or qipao is blue voided velvet, with a design of flowers and leaves. Dress has a metal zipper, painted blue, in the proper right side seam, opening into an asymmetrical flap extending...

c. 1945

hat. Description: small brimmed ladies' sailor hat of plaited black cellophane, bright green faille under brim with matching strap that goes around the head in the back; black veiling with...

c.1970s

Blouse is gray silk jaquard with a mottled pattern made of shiny and matte areas. Silk is painted in random squares and rectangles of marbelized pink, red, yellow, orange color, purple, blue,...

c. 1970

Typical and early Holly Harp dress. Skirt is made of embroidered net (black, red, gold color, light olive green) with slight panniers at either side; the hemline is scalloped. Bodice is of...

c. 1982

Scoop neck dress was acquired from the designers who are friends of the donor. (The dress is white, knit and has two pockets.)The label "Hol-Cam" stands for Holly and Camille. Their...

1910

This tan/khaki jacket is made with Norfolk styling. Belt is buttoned in black and has a pink cord hanging from the button, part of a torn hang tag. A: The jacket, with two labels stitched in at...

c.1955

Hat. Description: Hat, dusty pink velveteen, "pill-box" type style with petals forms around front, matching veiling strem with rhinestones. Codnition good. Dimensions: 7 1/2" x 7...

1950's

hat. Description: hat, shocking pink satin bandeau-style with open crown, "Cabbage Rose" of pink satin on right side with green velvet leaves. Lined with white satin edged with gold...

1958-1960

Hat. Description: Black velour (body imported from Italy (felt) fez-shaped with bow at back, edge trimmed with gray/beige/white striped feathers. Condition: Excellent. 7 1/2" x 8-1/8"...

1941

Hat. Description: Hat, straw frame covered with yellow silk print with abstract cream colored flower and tree forms, vermillion cross hatching; crown shaped to head at back, flattens on top, no...

1945-1947

Hat. Description: Hat, small plum colored velvet, with cascade of plum and purple hand-made felt flowers at the back; held on by a matching plum velvet hat band worn at the back of the neck,...

1927

Hat. Description: Hat, brown satin with large brim and high, and squashed crown; highly stylized floral motifs of beige, yellow, peach and rose felt appliqued on in a brown blanket stitch; lined...

1937

Hat. Description: Hat, small, black velvet, tiny crown and narrow brim with curling green feather on either side; under side of hat trimmed in black felt with careful hand stitching visible at...

ca. 1953

Hat. Description: Hat, white waffle pique small, head-fitting hat, with tightly rolled brim all the way around; decorated on crown with 2 curves of piping and small pique leaf on front....

ca. 1955

Hat. Description: Hat, varigated peach colored petal or leaf forms on an orange colored net form to create a cloche-like hat. Condition excellent. 8 1/2" x 7" x 5 1/2". History:...

ca. 1935

Hat. Description: Black horsehair with lining (hole at center) and grosgrain head band inside. The label is worn at the back with the decor pin (black plastic wing shapes studded with...

ca. 1927

Incomplete hat. Description: Black satin hat with high crown and wide brim under construction - inside shows how facing of white cloth is cut and how brim and crown are put together (pins still...

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