Woman's dress. Description: Long sleeve dress of light grey linen. Bodice slightly gathered at waist. Top sewn to gored skirt. Back closure of six small red bead buttons. Decoration of hand embroidered red flowers and green leaves over bodice, at edge of sleeves, on front pocket, and at lower edge of skirt. Dress appears to have been home made. Belt tabs at left & right waist line. Dimensions: 41" neck to hem. 37" waistline. 19-1/2" sleeve length. 19-1/2" across shoulders. History: The dress dates from about 1926. It belonged to Mrs. Ross of Oakland ( an African American woman) who was a friend of the donor. Mrs. Ross made the dress for herself when she was an adult. The dress came to the donor after the death of Mrs. Ross. I think this is 1932, not 1926 as originally catalogued. (Joan Severa, 3/4/1994)

Used: African American | Adult | Female | Mrs. Ross

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