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Catalog Number 13137-42
Title Dress, Party, Aksarben, Blue and White Floral
Object Name Dress
Description Sleeveless dress with round neckline. White and blue floral fabric that is presumably silk. Full skirt with tulle netting built-in to provide fullness. The skirt also has a white sheer lining. There is a bow in the same fabric at the front of the waist. Machine sewn, although it does not appear to have been commercially made.
Date 1962
Culture Ukrainian
Material silk?, nylon?
Used USA: Nebraska (Platte), Columbus
People Hruska, Mary Ann (Behlen)
Search Terms Aksarben
Aksarben Court
History Aksarben party dress worn by Mary Ann Behlen. Mary Ann was an Aksarben countess in 1962 and this dress was worn for the Countess announcement. She also wore it for her high school prom. Mary Ann recalls, "The furrier from Geneva was picking up Mom's coat for storage and lent me a white cashmere sweater with a white mink collar to wear with it to prom. " Mary Ann is the daughter of Ruby and Walter Behlen, Founder of Behlen Manufacturing of Columbus, Nebraska.
Credit line Gift of Walter and Ruby Behlen Estate