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Catalog Number 10320-14
Title Dress
Object Name Dress
Description Longsleeved, drop waisted dress with attached capelet. Capelet is brown velvet, with scalloped edge, attached at V neckline, where chiffon is pintucked into a starburst pattern. 14 horizontal rows of pintucking and a velvet bow accentuate the hips, and the skirt is accordion pleated, with a trim of scalloped velvet just below pin tucks.

COLORS: brown
TECHNIQUE: machine sewn
Date 1920s
Year Range from 1920
Year Range to 1929
Culture American
Material chiffon w/velvet trim
Other Name Dress, Women's
History Worn by Mrs. Wilda Weaver Ferree, probably in one of her stage performances. Wilda was a Chautauqua-lyceum performer in the 1920s and early 30s. She worked her way through Nebraska University pre-1920 as a pianist in movie houses: graduated with a degree in music-dramatics, traveled with the Chautauqua-lyceum from Rio Grand to Nova Scotia. Some of her dresses appeared in the 1976 Miller & Paine window displays commemorating the Chautauqua.
Credit line Wilda Weaver Ferree, Davenport (Thayer), Nebraska
Collection Ferree, Wilda Weaver