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  • Tags: 1940s


Students relax while watching a class day play outdoors, 1941. Note their matching dresses. Courtesy of Archives & Special Collections Library, Vassar College, Ref. # Ph.f4.17


Dancing at the 1941 Junior Prom


Date: 1949

Dress of cream satin with cream lace overlay; fit and flare silhouette; floor-length; fitted bodice with 2 darts in front and princess seams in back; long, straight, lace sleeves pointed at hem, 9 satin-covered buttons on each sleeve starting at…


Creator: Schiap-Sport

Date: 1946-1954

Black, white, and grey striped two piece dress in a fit and flare silhouette. Cotton sateen, black cotton, black felt, metal, and elastic; fitted cotton sateen bodice (a) is strapless, with a sweetheart neckline, princess seams, natural waistline,…

Creator: Shoppe Yvonne

Date: 1940-1949

Copper and black tweed wool suit; I. copper and black wool tweed; black synthetic lining; black plastic buttons II. Silhouette: Fit and flare 3-piece suite III. A: Jacket: fitted; hip length; full length sleeve; six large black buttons; polo…

Creator: Davidow

Date: 1940-1949

Green tweed suit; green wool tweed, brown synthetic, green ribbon, green leather. A. Tweed jacket. Peaked lapel; long straight sleeves with single covered button; slightly fitted at waist; side darts, 2 darts either side at front; fake pockets with…

wedding dress B, Finger loop located on the inside of the skirt. ; wedding dress B

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Creator: Brooks Brothers

Date: 1940-1949

cream/beige linen suit jacket and pants

Date: 1946

wedding dress and veil

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Creator: Miss "Virginia"

yellow short sleeve dress w/front motherof pearl buttons + pockets

brown and tan gown w/train, ruchign at shoulders, sleeveless; brown and tan gown w/train, ruching at shoulders, sleeveless

bright blue bathing suit w/red and white squares, neck ties criss cross; Blue cotton rope, blue patterned cotton synthetic knit blend with red and cream squares, plastic boning with cotton casing Fitted silhouette--short, tight knit Empire waist…

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black wool jacket w/poodle fur collar, and skirt

Date: 1930-1949

black capelet with hood with black circular velvet embellishments along hem, possible of rayon or acetate

black striped frock coat w/matching skirt

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