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Women's clothing collection

Women's clothing collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Women's clothing collection
Creator: University of Georgia. College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Inclusive Dates: 1910-1919
Language: English
Extent: 65 item(s)
Collection Number: HCTC003
Repository: Historic Clothing and Textile Collection

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Historic Clothing and Textile Collection is a study collection of over 3000 garments, accessories, and textiles that date from the 1800s to the 1990s. This collection includes women's, men's, and children's clothing, hats, shoes, and jewelry, as well as quilts and coverlets from the 19th century. In addition to clothing and textile artifacts, the collection also contains pictorial items that represent historic dress of the mid-19th through 20th centuries, such as magazines, including Godey's and Vogue, as well as authentic photographs.

The collection includes examples of everyday and ceremonial dress from the 19th and 20th centuries. Highlights include a brown printed cotton dress from the 1830s, a man's beaver skin stove pipe hat from the early 19th century, a child's two-piece outfit from the 1880s, and a Mother Hubbard dress from the 1890s. Several 19th century wedding dresses, christening gowns, quilts and coverlets also make up the excellent collection. Other items of note include a woman's automobile duster, Edwardian dresses and skirts, 1920s flapper dresses, tailored women's suits from the 1940s, and paper dresses from the 1960s. The collection incorporates examples of ready-to-wear garments from leading American designers such as Claire McCardell, Pauline Trigere, Bill Blass, Mary McFadden, and Geoffrey Beene, and international designers Yves St. Laurent, Mariano Fortuny, and Sonia Rykiel. Also included in the inventory are a number of textiles and clothing pieces from around the world including Japan, Guatemala, Korea, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, and Thailand.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

This collection is a teaching collection that belongs to the College of Family and Consumer Science.

Preferred Citation

Women's clothing collection, HCTC003, Historic Clothing and Textile Collection, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clothing and dress -- Georgia.
Clothing.
Textiles.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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51910.122.111Dress: peach sleeveless dress with drop waist and floral, gold, and tulle embellishments; poor condition, 1910-1919
 
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1910.122.112Dress: fine linen dress; drop waist, inset panel of eyelet in CF and floral embroidery throughout attached skirt; elastic was added in late 20th century, 1910-1919
 
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1910.126.113Dress: cream; sheer; lace , 1910-1919
 
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11910.0.1Blouse: white, plain balanced weave linen blouse; no collar; lace insertion at neck; embroidered flower design at front; tucks at shoulders and vertically down back; center back button closure; full sleeves; lace insertion vertically, tucks, narrow at hem; lace-edged hem; bottom of blouse is frayed; has waistband with peplum effect, 1910-1919
 
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1910.0.2Duster: beige linen duster; used for automobile travel in early automobile days (no top, no windshield); divided coattail; long straight sleeves with cuffs; slash pockets; front button closure with suit lapels and collar, 1910-1919
 
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21910.0.3Dress: white cotton viole dress; wide ruffled collar; low v-neckline; off-center button closure at front waistline; pocket and lace inserts at lowered waistline; three-quarter straight sleeves with ruffled cuff, 1910-1919
 
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1910.0.43Robe: cream colored; hospital gown; red cross on front, 1910-1919
 
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11910.0.5Blouse: balance plain weave, white sheer cotton dress; round neckline; lace insertion; no collar; embroidery at front bodice; three-quarter length sleeves; 3 lace at hem; center back closure; buttons and hooks and eyes; waistband of twill tape, 1911
 
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1910.0.6Dress: black silk dress; square neckline; lace inserts at waist; net dolman 3/4 length sleeves; center front and side snap closure; skirt gathered at waist; side lace inserts; lace border at hem; black silk lining, 1912-1914
 
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1910.0.7Blouse: black silk pongee blouse; V neckline; sailor collar; double breasted covered button closure; vertical tucks; waistband; long straight sleeves with cuffs, 1912-1914
 
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1910.5.11bSkirt: grey; wool; twill; A-line; mid calf length; front hook and eye closure at waist; grosgrain ribbon at waist; bias panels at hem; top-stitched front pleat; front crewel embroidery matches jacket work, 1918
 
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1910.5.11aJacket: grey; wool; twill; sailor collar with geometric crewel embroidery; open front with lapels; neck button closure; front pockets; raglan sleeves with embroidered cuffs; self fabric belt with buckle; silk lining, 1918
 
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291910.6.17Vest: white; cotton; lace; embroidery; made by Mrs. S. W. Ussely, 1910-1919
 
291910.6.18aVest: white lace; narrow braid; triangle shaped embroidered inserts; curved hemline; flax/balanced plain weave; Made and used by: S.W. (Nelly) Ussery in Athens, GA, 1910-1919
 
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1910.6.18bSkirt: white; mid-calf length; gored; braid trim; triangle-shaped embroidered inserts; Used and made by Mrs. S. W. (Nelly ) Ussery in Athens, GA; has matching vest, 1910-1919
 
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1910.6.21aJacket: white linen long sleeved jacket with rounded neckline and front bottoms. seams are flat felled, 1910-1919
 
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1910.6.21bSkirt: white linen mid-calf length gored skirt with flat felled seams and side closure of hooks and eyes; has matching jacket, 1910-1919
 
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291910.6.29Slip: white cotton slip; knee-length with lace trimmed bodice and skirt; slip has a straight neckline and gored skirt, 1910-1919
 
291910.6.30Chemise: white cotton teddie; lace trimmed neck and legs, 1910-1919
 
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2Dress: white cotton lightweight day dress; no collar; square neckline with embroidered trim used at neck and repeated at wrist edge of sleeve; in skirt and to divide the yoke from the rest of bodice yoke extends to edge of elbow length sleeve; raglan sleeves; tucks are pin tucks; 1/8 tucks extend into the skirt from waist; tier skirt construction w/gores; edge of skirt is embroidered in scalloped detail; embroidered pattern extends into skirt 14"; center back opening with hooks and eyes at yoke and wrist and below; 1/4" buttons were used between yoke and waistline band; handmade buttonholes, 1910-1919
 
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1910.6.33Dress: white cotton lightweight dress; no collar, square neckline, lace trim to simple neckline; pin tucks and vertical center front and back and extending to within 2-3 inches of sleeve edge which also has lace trim; kimono sleeve with eyelet embroidery on bodice and extending into sleeve; 1/4 buttons used to close center back down to waistband (eyelet embroideries) hooks and eyes used below waist (11"); bodice waistline is gathered as to band; skirt is gored and tiered with an embroidered band separating skirt sectional edge of skirt is embroidered in scallops and with eyelet-extends up into skirt about 8"; gored skirt with no gathers in skirt at waist, 1910-1919
 
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291910.55.43Blouse: white cotton blouse; sewn in tag which says, Handmade, Size 40;" long sleeve with turn back cuff and shawl collar; buttons down the front and a tie attached at center back; cut out work on collar, cuffs and front of blouse , 1910-1919
 
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11910.30.45abSkirt: white pique calf length skirt and matching belt; straight with some flaring at bottom; skirt is gathered into waistband at back and fitted around; pocket-like piece sewn to each side front with 2 large buttons on pocket; skirt opens in front; one snap mid-way and hook and eye and waistband; pique belt(band) to match with 2 smaller buttons at center front, 1913-1917
 
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291910.30.46Corset cover: white cotton short sleeveless corset cover; straps and upper edges are made of lace; lace insertions in corset side back; closes with snaps, 1911-1914
 
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1910.79.48Dress: white cotton voile dress; butterfly embroidery on dress on front and back panels; bodice had fitted sleeves, tucks across neckline button closing back; over bodice has lace applique, embroidered butterflies and flowers; skirt has tucks by waistline; lace inserts around bottom portion of skirt; panel in center front and center back has lace inserts and embroidered butterflies; very intricate and delicate, 1910
 
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21910.79.51Dress: grey organdy dress; with lace and tucks; 3/4 length sleeves that have cuffs turned back with 2 rows of lace edging; shawl collar with lace edging; lace trim insert at bodice; rows of tucks and lace on sheer gathered skirt; lots of snaps and hooks & eyes, 1915
 
21910.79.52Dress: ecru dress; voile; lace inserts and trim inserts; possibly a graduation dress; very sheer, 1913
 
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1910.79.56Dress: peach faille dress with overskirt; lace trim, 1910-1919
 
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21910.79.57Slip: full slip; white cotton; full length; sleeveless; fitting darts extending from bust line past hipline; flared skirt bottom with tucks and embroidery, 1910-1919
 
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31910.91.62Wedding Dress: sheer beige long sleeve mid-calf double tier length dress; round neckline trimmed with dangling threaded balls; across the chest horizontal pleats; the arms are doubled-sleeved; the upper arm is fitted to the elbow and then pleated in a bell shape; the lower arm is made of netting with 2 drawstring ribbon closings; the dress is loosely fitted with a satin middle wrap; above the wrap is a pleated section trimmed with threaded balls; the balls continue to trim the middle section of the dress to the knee where they follow to the back of the dress; the horizontal pleating is in two sections below the middle wrap, 1910-1919
 
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51910.91.63abStockings: black ribbed silk stockings cream top; tightly knitted silk, 1910-1919
 
51910.91.64abStockings: beige silk stockings with white cotton top and white cotton toe and heel; tightly knitted silk and cotton, 1910-1919
 
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31910.91.67Evening Gown: electric blue netting overlaid an aquamarine blue dress; tied at the shoulders; squared neckline embroidered with golden floral design; Empire waistline with gold ribbon belt; flowing netting from waistline trimmed in gold piping, sectioned in panels; has a scarf and belt, 1919
 
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11910.79.68Blouse: beige cotton blouse (lining) with lace yoke, collar and cuffs; blouse trimmed in brown at wrist and collar, 1910-1919
 
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1910.0.106Coat, fur: knee-length black fur coat; comprised of strips of fur; 2 buttons closing over left hip; button is a black round button with design (1 button is missing; see notebook for drawing); interior is lined with alternating vertical strips of cotton and silk; narrow sleeves and full body, 1910-1919
 
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1910.0.107Shirt: middy nautical inspired gym shirt; low V-neck; slit at right pocket; long sleeves with blue wool felt at sleeves; back has stripes of crème and 2 cream stars; ;inside label reads "Miss Saratoga", 1910-1919
 
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61910.0.108Blouse: cream cotton sheer blouse; buttons down the front; embroidered design down front lace at the edges of the collar and ends in points; darts down the back (4 sets, 5 lines each); long sleeves; lace and embroidery on both cuffs, 1910-1919
 
61910.0.109Blouse: cotton sheer blouse; cream in color; lace collar around a square neck; small lace edging on cuff that is folded in half and tacked to sleeve; 2 inch band of fabric at the waist line; long sleeves; 2 snaps on either side of the hips, 1910-1919
 
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21910.130.115Wedding Dress: white cotton lawn and lace tube dress; tape lace trimmed scooped neck and short sleeves; cutwork and embroidery details; bobbin lace trim in wide inserts in the body of the dress and at the hem, 1910-1919
 
21910.130.112Dress: white cotton or linen lingerie dress; Valencienne lace and embroidery work trim and lace inserts, faggoting trim; some handwork, mostly machine work; wrap front bodice with asymmetrical closing; elbow length dolman sleeves; long tiered skirt with uneven hem trimmed in lace. ;Dress has been restored with lace insert to lengthen at back waist (for better fit for modern wearing); new slip and some new hooks, 1910-1919
 
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31910.130.113Coat: Black tape lace long open-front coat; long full sleeves with black velvet cord trim at cuffs with braided ball tassels; machine made with some handwork ;Some minor repairs with stitches as well as newer appliques of lace, 1910-1919
 
31910.130.114Blouse: Fancy white Irish crochet blouse; scoop neck with long sleeves; dangling crocheted ball ornamentation and three-dimensional floral needlework; machine and handwork; restored with added peplum and cuffs of same era lace using a drawstring created by adding lace lacing and braided cord at cuffs and waist, 1910-1919
 
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1850.0.15abLace: parts of a ball gown with train of white fancy Irish crochet in a floral pattern; ornate needle lace trims from other source of same era, probably planned to restore into wedding gown in 1980s-90s and never finished, 1910-1919
 
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41910.126.118aBodice: Ecru lace bodice; different types of lace; closes with snaps, 1910-1919
 
41910.126.118bFabric: ecru lace; might be part of a skirt; matches 1910.126.118a, 1910-1919
 
41910.126.118cFabric: ecru lace panel; accompanied 1910.126.118a and 118b, 1910-1919
 
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1910.79.58Dress: dress, embroidery, tiered; under blouse of lace & net, very sheer, ivory; boning in bodice at waistline; ruffle cuffs; over blouse of blue cotton has white embroidery, shawl; blue satin cummerbund; underskirt of cotton, lace, & net, very sheer ivory; overskirt of blue cotton, white embroidery; shawl lace collar, 1910-1919
 
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31910.130.122Robe: cream cotton lace robe; unfinished; flower pattern with large and small flowers along with vines all over robe; long- floor length; handmade; Irish lace, 1910-1919
 
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1910.197.1Wedding Dress: Off-white silk with removable Watteau train. Dress features cut-out shoulders, long sleeves, and a chiffon overlay ornamented with lace, glass beads, and pearls. Train is also ornamented with glass beads, and pearls, 1910-1919
 
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1910.107.78aCaplet: cream lace, three satin covered buttons down front and gathered in back, 1910-1919
 
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1910.107.78bJacket: lace, cream color; Eight satin covered buttons on front. 3/4 length sleeves and a v-neck. One satin colored button at bottom of each sleeve, 1910-1919
 
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1910.107.81 Blouse: Long sleeved trimmed with lace. Lace around collar. Round neck with 7 buttons and pleats on either side. The waist at back wraps around to front, 1910-1919
 
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11910.107.80Blouse: White linen, long sleeved lace down front with embroidery. 5 buttons down the front, V-neck with square neck flap at back, 1910-1919
 
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1910.107.79Black oblong scarf/shawl with fringe on ends and lace pattern throughout, 15.5 inches wide, 1910-1919
 
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1910.176.105Dress: silk; white; lingerie dress; tiered skirt; pink cuffs; bertha collar edged in lace; possibly a replica, 1910-1919
 
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1910.176.178Dress: white with black print designs; blue collar and cuffs; blue piping at high waistline; bodice front buttons; 2 rows of buttons; elbow length sleeves, 1910
 
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1910.0.15Undergarment: cream colored; silk; underdress; sleeveless; lace details around neckline and shoulders; clear buttons down center back, starting at neckline and ending at waistband, 1910-1919
 
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1910.0.16Coat: woman's; black; frock coat; inner silk lining; two big square pockets on either side of opening, one with flap and one without; 3/4 inch sleeves; folded back cuff; coat closed with one hook, other side is missing , 1910-1919
 
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1910.72.47bcdGraduation regalia: d) hood; black, red and yellow; b & c) 2 mortarboard hats; black with black tassel, 1910-1919
 
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22Robe: black; graduation robe, 1910-1919
 
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1910.0.23Blouse: sheer; sailor collar; floral and diamond patterned embroidery; gathered waist at trim and missing buttons; sleeves flare at wrist with one opaque button, 1910-1919
 
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1890.0.77Blouse: beige; silk; pointed turnover collar; diagonal pleating down front; each side of buttonholed placket; mother of pearl buttons; long sleeves with turned up cuff, 1910-1919
 
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1910.204.51Kimono: navy blue; silk; pink, blue, and green; floral design; black silk collar; large button clasp; cream, green, blue, and pink trim; light blue silk lining, 1910-1919
 
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1910.151.1Corset: hook and eye closures; cream; also used as back brace, 1910-1919
 
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1910.0.254Shirt: Cream; shirt waist; folded collar with embroidery and trimmed in crocheted lace and embroidery; Label: Tailored all by hand, 1910-1919