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  • Collection: Costumes and Textiles

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Creator: Eric Javits Inc.

Date: 1990s

This is a red and gold Cleopatra-style hat. The outside is made of a red and gold metallic fabric. This fabric is quilted in bands around the hat. When worn, the front sits high on the forehead with no brim while the back dips low to rest on the…

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Creator: Eric Javits Inc.

This is a white wide brim straw hat made for women. The hat is made of white and tan straw. It has a wide off-white grosgrain hatband that ties in a large bow at the left side. The straw was woven. The hat lining is made of light blue cotton. …

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Creator: Eric Javits Inc.

Date: 1990s

This is a metallic straw lantern hat. The hat is made of tan straw accented with metallic thread in silver, gold, and black. The crown is flat and circular. The crown has been placed inside of the brim and machine sewn together. On the inside of…

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Creator: Eric Javits Inc.

Date: 1990

Chartreuse suede touring cap/aviator. The cap has a lining made of black jersey. It is machine sewn. This is a soft aviator cap with ear flaps and a stiff bill. On the lining, there is a label that says, "This is a water-repellent fabrication." …

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Two-paneled, mirrored tapestry on robin's-egg-blue silk brocade; embroidery depicts fish below a square pavilion on the bottom; various coral and teal flowers in the middle and upper portions, with butterflies at the top. The panels are tacked…

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A cream crochet rectangular piece with a bowl of fruits/vegetables at the center surrounded by two chicken-like birds and flowers.

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A mainly olive colored silk collar with multi-toned green leaf embroidery and multi-toned pink circle flower embroidery. Gold thread details on leaves and flowers and in border of piece (also green). Border and embroidery both hand sewn. Clean edges.…

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Date: 1800-1900

This cream colored jabot has crocheting along its lining. Embroidery is featured on the lower right corner on the neck, crocheting is along the center, with dispersed boning of ~2.5" intervals.

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Date: 1870-1890

Black satin bodice with beading, pleats, boning, full-length leg-o-mutton sleeves, high collar, pink accents on reverse of satin, lace at ends of sleeves, and shoulder ruffles.

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Chinese silk embroidery panel of multiple people in four mirrored scenes that begin in the day and end in the night, from top to bottom.

Scene 1: A person carrying red fruits on a platter and another person carrying a blue bottle with the red sun…

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Creator: Christian Dior

This is a cream slip manufactured by Christian Dior composed of a rose motif lace and a fiber blend. The rose motif lace is at the collar, sleeves, and edges of the slip. The fiber blend is 55% nylon, 30% polyester, and 15% silk. There is a cream…

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Creator: Mark Cross

Date: 1945-1959

Cream leather ladies' gloves made by Mark Cross London. The gloves are machine sewn and the cream leather is soft and unbroken. A gold metal snap at the wrist secures each glove, with the Mark Cross logo on the plastic cap of each snap.

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Date: 1890-1910

A lacey, detachable sleeve blouse with a mid/high collar and button closures in the center back. The blouse comes to below the waist. Its thin semi-sheer material is most likely cotton. Above the chest, the thin material gives way to intricate…

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Date: 1900-1910

Cream lace dress with short puffed sleeves and lavender trim. High neck, S-curve boned bodice with vertical lavender velvet trim and pleated satin waistband. Natural waist skirt with fullness at hem and train in back.

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Date: 1890-1905

A black, velvet, beaded bodice with leg o' mutton sleeves and a yellow lined collar. There is black floral beading and embroidery on the chest and lower sleeves, four groups of piping in rows of three on each sleeve, yellowing lace on the wrists,…

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