Costume

1968-1975

Jean-cut trousers are burgundy color cotton/polyester blend 'un-born' corduroy (the corduroy wales are undefined). Trousers are slightly flare-legged, and feature four patch pockets with...

1960s

This tan poplin raincoat was designed by (Oakland born designer) Bonnie Cashin. It has long raglan sleeves, a pointed collar that is pread open, fastens down the front with four brass toggles (...

Leather
c. 2000

This jacket, titled "Leather" presents a visual history of gay leather bars (and bath houses) south of Market Street in San Francisco in the 1970s and early 1980s. The long sleeves are...

2000

The title and theme of this jacket is Voo Doo. The front is made of skin with the hide still attached, brown. Either side is decorated with wire wrapped shapes, images, beads and feathers. The...

2000

This jacket features a metallic red "eyelash" (type) fabric front, with pre knitted white sleeves and a blue knitted back. Vertical side panels are of red corduroy printed with dogs....

c.1980

This collection of eight garments, worn by Nancy Reagan, when she was First Lady of California and First Lady of the United States, shows the fashionable works of several designers. This black...

c.1970

This collection of eight garments, worn by Nancy Reagan, when she was First Lady of California and the United States represents fashionable styles of several designers. This black wool crepe...

30-Jun-62

White silk organza wedding gown purchased at I. Magnin in Oakland. Gown has short sleeves, and a scooped neckline; the neckline is scalloped to follow the pattern of the lace appliques. The...

ca. 1924

Hat. Description: Black felt (leather interior band) with decorative hat band of red and yellow satin with a flat bow on the left side. Black cord under the chin, labels: "Bertillion,...

1988

Women's dress is light olive green color cotton, with a fine vertical stripe of ikat-, or resist-, dyed cotton threads, which are alternating natural color and mustard color. Dress has a...

2003

Men's chino trousers are tan cotton twill, with a fly-style front closure and pockets, by Banana Republic for 2003.

c. 1905

Police uniform. Description: dark blue Oakland Police Department uniform of fulled wool, label inside jacket reads: "B. Axel Ovlen, Tailor, Oakland, Cal."; a: coat, fastens down the...

1908

Wedding dress and accessories. Material: satin. Date: 1908. Description: veil, orange blossoms, hose, shoes, corset, silk slip; worn by donor's mother whose husband is a cousin of Oakland...

c.1996

A: Dress of natural colored silk with a woven window pane pattern long sleeves; jewel neckline. Dress has double, floating panel of embroidered fabric to match item "B." B: Duster-...

c.1967

Steward uniform composed of a jacket (a) and pants (b). The jacket is size 48, M, and is made of white cotton, short cut and tailored on the back; front and back come to a point. It has three...

c 1980

Kimono is pieced lightweight silk crepe de chine. Colors include beige, mocha color, peach color, rust color, and black, all hand-dyed (shibori) by artist Ana Lisa Hedstrom. Lining is purple...

1950-1955

Hat. Description: White faille modified pillbox trimmed with concentric circles of gray braid, edge trimmed with red velvet, black elastic, one comb. "Amy, New York" label, two red...

c. 1968-1970

This mini dress was created in San Francisco by Alvin Duskin (reads "alvin duskin, San Francisco" on the label at the nape of the neck). It is made of probably a synthetic fiber,...

1983

Baseball style T-shirt with white body and green sleeves, worn by Rafael Jes�s Gonz�lez during his imprisonment and at his release from Santa Rita (Alameda County Jail) for...

Untitled
1984

Sometimes referred to as tennis shoes, these Adidas sport shoes are white leather, with three bands of pinked green leather on either side of each shoe at the instep. There is also a band of...

c. 1946

hat, doll, felt, dusty pink, colored stones on crown and wired arrow in back; a large felt bow at top back. This is post war, marvelous! This hat is an attention getter. (Joan Severa, 3/10/1994...

1999

A-B: Pair of child's slippers featuring the "Toy Story" and Toy Story 2" character "Woody" (a wooden toy, Sheriff/cowboy from the old west. Woody's head and...

c. 1915-1920

Woman's woven plaid cotton shirtwaist in white, black and tan. The label, stitched at the nape reads: "A. Roth Co., Manufacturers, 1231-33 Nashland Ave, Chicago" and "Style,...

1973

This Army issue sack coat was worn by Rafael Jesús González for lectures and other such "formal" events at Laney College, in front of th San...

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