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Catalog Number 13160-11-(1)
Title Dress, Dance Costume of Lois Rathburn
Object Name Dress
Description Red sateen fabric dress with very full skirt. Forty yards of fabric are said to be included in the skirt and eighty yards of gold ribbon. There are two stripes of gold ribbon around the hem of the skirt. There are also bands of gold ribbon around the waist and sleeves. The skirt has two layers. The front of the bodice has diamond shaped metal pieces sewn to it. The pieces are different colors (blue, red, green, purple, gold, silver) and some of them are mirrored.
Year Range from 1925
Year Range to 1934
Material cotton fabric, metal
Used USA: Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln
People Gaylord, Lois (Rathburn)
Champe, Flavia (Waters), 1902-1992
Other Name Dress, Women's
History Dance costume worn by Lois Rathburn Gaylord as part of the Flavia Waters Champe dance studio. This was worn for the "Dance of India" by Ruth St. Denis, a solo dance that Lois performed for recitals, etc.

Lois was born in Lincoln and graduated from the University of Nebraska. She received her Masters degree from Smith College, where she was the first graduate to receive a degree in the field of dance. Her career in dance involved performing choreographing, and teaching. She taught at Smith College, the University of North Carolina, the University of Cincinnati, and Skidmore College.
Credit line Lois Gaylord, Chesnut Hill, MA
Collection Gaylord, Lois
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