• Overcoat

    Coat of white silk moiré. Embroidered with white silk thread and opaque crystal beads. Wide, bell-shaped sleeves. Hip length; back curves out to allow for bustle on wearer's dress. White silk fringe a…

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  • Dress

    Valentina, ca.1899-1989 (designer)

    Dress of off white silk organdy patterned with crossed black lines. Straight, low neckline with 1" thick straps. Wide self-fabric ruffle at bust. Center front buttons from top hem to navel; buttons ar…

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  • Kearsarge and Alabama off Cherbourg Harbor in France, June 19th, 1864

    Poulsen, Charles (artist)

    Two ships in naval battle

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  • Dress

    Molyneux, Edward H. (designer)

    Dress of red velvet. Square neckline with trompe l'oeil bolero tucked into bodice at sides. Ruching over bust. Vertical shirring at center front waist, and center back waist along zipper. Floor-length…

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  • WWII Award Medals

    This is a set of war medals from World War II, including multiple campaign medals as well as service medals. The medals are housed in a wooden display frame. These medals were photographed as part of…

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  • Ensemble: jacket and dress

    Grès, Alix, 1903-1993 (designer)

    Suit of gray wool crepe. Jacket (a) with high, turned-over collar with round yoke. One button at neck, one at waist, and hidden hook and eye at bottom hem. Elbow-length sleeves. Dress (b) gives the ap…

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  • Ensemble: jacket and skirt

    Mainbocher, 1891-1976 (designer)

    Suit of light brown and black checked tweed. Jacket (a) has high fold-over collar faced with white silk organdy collar. Center front closure, right over left, with one self-fabric covered button and f…

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  • Seduction

    Saint Laurent, Yves (designer), Christian Dior (Firm) (maker)

    Dress; of brown silk shantung: scoop neckline, cap sleeves, fitted bodice to natural waistline; self-fabric bow attached to center-front waistline; pleated, full skirt, knee length; back bateau neckli…

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  • Holy water font

    Brass font for holy water having an urn shape receptacle with hinged cover surmounted by a crucifix. The front of the urn is decorated with a diamond pattern with a single circle punch in the center o…

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  • Dress

    Worth, Charles Frédérick, 1825-1895 (designer), Worth and Bobergh (designer)

    Dress, evening-style, of off white silk satin. Off-the-shoulder neckline, with pleated silk ribbon trim at shoulders and down center front. Hand-made point de gaze lace trim at arms and alongside plea…

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  • Nightgown

    Nightgown of white cotton. Square neckline trimmed with lace and pink silk ribbon. Button closure in front from neckline to waist, with lace insertions at bodice. Monogram "BHP" (Bertha Honoré Palmer)…

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  • Evening dress

    Chloé (designer), Lagerfeld, Karl (designer), Ultimo (Boutique, Chicago, Ill.) (distributor)

    Evening dress; of black silk crepe with pink sequins: one shoulder dress, fabric drapes over proper right shoulder creating flounced short sleeve; close fitting, sheath style; knee length; pink sequin…

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  • John Brown's commemorative medal

    Wurden, Jean, 1807-1874 (artist)

    Medal of bronze.

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  • Ensemble: jacket and skirt

    Thierry Mugler (Firm) (designer)

    Ensemble of black cotton and wool twill with white accents. Jacket (a) of black wool twill with white cotton piqué fold-over collar that covers shoulders. Jacket closes right over left in front with m…

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  • Dress

    Comme des Garçons (designer)

    Two-part dress of black silk satin. Overdress (a) is strapless, with an asymmetrical bodice that peaks over the proper right breast. Princess seams extend from top of the bodice to hem. Back proper le…

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  • Evening dress

    Mugler, Thierry (designer), Stanley Korshak (Chicago, Ill.) (distributor)

    Evening dress; of draped and pleated metallic gold lamé: asymmetrical neckline, fabric draped over the proper left shoulder with a cap sleeve on the proper right; pleating at side seams that releases…

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  • Fan

    Two-sided fan painted primarily in green, blue, and gray. Scene on one side depicts a wedding banquet set within a garden. Sixteenth-century period clothing is depicted. The other side is blank except…

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  • Evening dress

    Lagerfeld, Karl (designer), Chanel (Firm) (designer)

    Evening dress, two piece, of dark blue silk covered in dark blue sequins trimmed with dark blue lace and black ribbon evening dress a) dress completely covered in dark blue sequins; V neckline outline…

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  • Dress

    Oscar de la Renta (Firm) (designer)

    Dress, evening-style, of black, yellow, and silver-colored brocade. Dress pattern is similar in appearance to a kimono. Fabric features abstract floral and geometric patterns. Bodice closes proper rig…

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  • Women's suit

    Mainbocher, 1890-1976 (designer)

    Women's suit; two piece, of light brown and black checked wool tweed: a) jacket, high fold-over collar faced with white silk organdy collar; center front closure, right over left, with one self-fabric…

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