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Catalog Number 13009-1-(1-7)
Title Aksarben Princess Dress Worn by Virginia Campen in 1947
Object Name Gown, Evening
Description Magenta dress probably made of silk, is embellished with magenta and gold plastic sequins. Off the shoulder neckline has pleated and sequined gloves. Bodice is lightly boned? and has pads for breasts and underarm protectors.It originally zipped in the back but the zipper has been removed. Bodice is heavily embellished around the waist, up front and across breasts. Very full skirt has vertical embellishments. Three underskirts; one is a short and probably went around waist to part skirt at top. It is made with acetate and nylon ruffle. Second is long and made of acetate with a nylon ruffle. The third is also long and is made entirely of cotton cambric.
Date 1947
Year Range from 1947
Year Range to 1947
Culture American
Material Silk, acetate, cotton, nylon, metal, plastic
Made Kathryn Kuhn, Inc.; Curney, Joseph
Place of Origin USA:New York, New York
Makers mark Kathryn Kuhn, Inc. 242 West 55 street New York.
People Campen, Virginia
Search Terms Aksarben
Aksarben Court
Other Name Gown, Women's
History The gown was worn by Virginia Campen in 1947 when she was crowned an AK-SAR-BEN princess. The AK-SAR-BEN coronation ball has been an Omaha, NE tradition since 1895, held to promote and recognize volunteerism, philanthropy, and civic pride. Tiara includes a maker's label "Kathryn Kuhn, Inc. New York." Donor file includes a color photograph of the dress and tiara being worn in 1947.
Credit line Sally Latenser Isgrig, Seattle, Washington
Collection Latenser, Sally A.
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