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Children's clothing collection

Children's clothing collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Children's clothing collection
Creator: University of Georgia. College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Inclusive Dates: 1840-1970
Language(s): English
Extent: 9 box(es)
Collection Number: HCTC019
Repository: Historic Clothing and Textile Collection

Collection Description

Historical Note

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

Children's clothing collection, HCTC019, Historic Clothing and Textile Collection, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clothing and dress -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

61840.138.015Gown: cream; cotton; windowpane weave; pintuck pleats along neckline; hook and eye closure at neck, 1840-1849
21850.072.002Bonnet: cream; light cotton; trimmed with lace; lace insertion; swirl motifs; ribbon ties, 1850-1859
21890.072.098Bonnet: cream; silk; lace trim; satin stitch floral embroidery; pale green silk ribbon flowers pinned near ears; silk shattering throughout, 1890-1898
21870.072.004Cap: cream; net mesh; simple; gathered at base of skull , 1870-1879
21870.072.007Cap: cream; fine cotton knit; thin macrame trim around edges; cotton ribbon tie, 1870-1879
21870.072.008Cap: cream; mesh net; leaf motif satin stitch embroidery; thin lace trim around edges, 1870-1879
21850.072.001Bonnet: cream; waffle cotton; ruffle gathered at base of skull; thin lace trim around edges; cotton ribbon tie, 1850-1859
21860.079.016Gown: christening gown; white; cotton; bodice gathered at neckline with lace edging; embroidered inset; gathers at waistline; back button and tie closure, 1860-1869
11870.000.013Pants: off-white; button holes at waist; possibly underpants , 1870-1879
21870.002.013Shirt: diaper shirt; lace trimmed neck and sleeves; buttons at shoulder; cotton, balanced plain weave; white, 1870-1879
21870.002.014Shirt: sleeveless; diaper shirt; narrow bodice; full skirt; neckline is rounded and trimmed with embroidered rick-rack; buttons at shoulder; white cotton balanced plain weave, 1870-1879
21870.002.015Bib: baby's; trimmed in crocheted lace; white cotton, plain balanced weave, 1870-1879
21870.002.016Bib: baby's; white; cotton, balanced plain weave, 1870-1879
21870.002.017Bib: baby's; white; cotton, warp rib variation weave, 1870-1879
71870.094.001Gown: children's nightgown; tan; crochet and embroidered lace; handmade garment was made for eldest child of Mr. & Mrs. Dudley M. Hughes, Hugh Lawson Dennard Hughes, born Sept 6, 1874, 1874-1879
21870.002.007Gown: baby's; white; cotton; christening gown; long; high rounded neckline; cottom embroidered lace trim; glass button closure; set in sleeves with drawstring and lace trim; A-line, 1870-1879
21870.002.006Slip: white; cotton; balanced plain weave; plain bodice; rounded neckline with drawstring; back placket with button; center bodice back and waistline drawstring; hem has been cut off, 1870-1879
71880.000.009Dress: cream; long christening gown; short, slightly puffed sleeves; edged with hand wrought scallops and satin-stitched eyelet; bodice of hand embroidered satin stitches and flowers; embroidery extends the length of the gown; bodice slightly gathered with embroidered ruffle; center back closure with ties, 1880-1889
1880.220.0011880.220.001Ensemble: vivid green; velvet; formal; heavily embellished with gold trim and cream lace; three pieces; Jacket) gold satin cuffs; frilly lace along the cuffs and collar; back pockets with gold trim; Pants) frilly lace along hem; Vest) gold satin; round gold buttons; gold trim along edges; frilly lace collar, 1880-1889
21880.040.021abEnsemble: A) Jacket: child's; cotton; gold; red velvet trim; front pleats; back has pleating and matching red velvet bow B) Skirt: matching; center back closure waistband of twill weave; back pleats; 2 front pleats; one conceals a pocket; band of red velvet trim near hem; back pleats of skirt accomodate bustle, 1883-1886
11890.000.054Shirt: cotton; button up; round neckline; four opaque buttons small gathered sections at trim on either side of bottom; flared sleeves; gathered front to waist band, 1890-1899
71890.055.077abDress: blue; silk; long sleeves; tucked skirt; bodice has shirring down CF; silk is tucked and fringed on either side of CF panel; sleeves kick up at cap, shirring through upper arm, puffed at elbow, shirred at wrist; waistling seam, upper skirt shirred, around hem skirt is tucked; lace trimmed organdy petticoat lines skirt; lace trims sleeves, neckline, and CF; buttons fasten dress at CB, 1890-1899
61900.112.124Hat: cream; lace; baby cap; no ties or strings , 1900-1909
81900.094.034Box of baby clothes: cream and off white; cotton; linen; muslin; 10 nightgowns; 9 bonnets; 2 pairs socks; 1 pair mittens; 1 pair bloomers; 1 nursing cover; donated by Jane Rhoden, 1900-1909
11900.000.231Shirt: white; plain; baby size; cotton; open in back, 1900-1909
11900.000.232Nightgown: white; long sleeved; baby; buttons down the back; subtle machine stitching around neck line and sleeves; slash on one shoulder, 1900-1909
11900.000.234Shirt: cotton; baby size; white; lace collar; open in back, 1900-1909
11900.000.240Underdress: white/cream; heavy wool body; cotton yoke; scalloped hem, 1900-1909
11900.000.075Gown: cream; child's; Christening gown; bottom has three sets of five horizontal pleats and scalloped lace trim; mini pleating at waist; three button closure down back with a pleat on either side; one pleat down center front; feather stitching around neckline, armholes, waist, and down back closure, 1900-1909
11900.000.076Dress: cream; children's; high square neckline with small scalloped lace ruffle and feather stitching around lace; puffed sleeves with lace cuff; pleating at empire waist line; lace band around skirt hem, 1900-1909
11900.000.077Stockings: pair; cream; cotton; knit about the knee stockings; open knit or crocheted pattern from ankle to top of calf, 1900-1909
21900.006.038Jacket: boy's; navy blue; cotton/velvet; long sleeved; silk lining shattered; Attached note: Eton Jacket. Part of Lord Fauntteroy costume worn by 3 year old boy in 1902. (He wore out the pants and shirt!), 1902
21900.006.040Petticoat: girl's; white; cotton; balanced, plain weave; hand, hem-stitched; lace-trimmed hem; made by child's mother, Alice R. Artau, 1900-1909
21900.006.041Dress: baby's; white; cotton; balanced, plain weave; short, puffed, lace-trimmed sleeves; tatting used in yolk, fichu, and above the hem; handmade by child's mother, Mrs. L (Alice R.) Artau, 1900-1909
11900.094.117Gown: nightgown; cotton; muslin; empire waist bodice; narrow straps; long, full skirt; white embroidery; horizontal tucks; fastens center back with buttons, 1900-1909
61900.094.171Tights: cream; woolen knit; elastic waistband; additional woven embroidery around the ankle area;enclose the feet, 1900-1909
61900.094.172Mittens: cream; wool; scalloped hem , 1900-1909
11910.000.102Dress: long; off white; eyelet lace; gathered to empire waist; small capped sleeves; open back; 2 string ties, 1910-1919
71910.094.002Dress: cream; cotton; sheer; button closure up the front; lace trim; lace front tie; lace edgework at waist; waist of dress has cut outs , 1910-1919
61910.138.010Bonnet: white; baby bonnet; drawstring and lace trim; cotton, 1910-1919
61910.138.016Dress: ivory; baby dress; long sleeves; lace trim around sleeves with drawstring; embroidery at neck; donor dated item 1915, 1910-1919
61910.138.023Bag: Ivory; flannel; hot water bottle cover; for baby, donor dated item 1915, 1910-1919
61910.138.024Sweater: baby; knitted; cotton; ivory; two rows of blue stitching across front and back chest; note from donor reads MGL, 1910-1919
61910.138.027Hat: ivory and pink; crocheted; lace; baby cap; white chorcheted lace flower on left side, 1915
61910.138.022Mittens: cream; knitted; children's, 1910-1919
61910.030.023Dress: white; cotton; full dress; gatherd at yoke; long set in sleeves; open back; lighweight balanced plain weave; some embroidery and lace on yoke, 1910-1919
61910.030.025Hat: baby cap; white; cotton; crocheted; for new born; scalloped edge; space for ribbon; faded blue silk ribbon rosettes at sides, 1910-1919
61910.030.038Shoes: child's; Indian moccasins; brown leather; blue and white beadwork with ties; beaded decoration on the toe, 1910-1919
61910.006.015Dress: A) white; cotton; communion dress; balanced plain weave; short, lace-trimmed raglan type sleeves; lace trimmed neckline with narrow tucks; low waisted skirt; eyelet border B) white; cotton; tulle; first communion veil; trimmed with embroidered lace , 1910-1919
61910.091.076Romper: natural colored; silk; short sleeves; collar and sleeves have ruffles on the edge, trimmed with very small fringe; elastic in short leg holes; buttons in the crotch; additional band of fabric around waistline with 8 decorative buttons; buttons up the back with 3 buttons and 1 snap, 1910-1919
1920.006.116Raincoat: black; iridescent buttons; flowered panel inside back, 1920-1929
1920.036.035cJacket: brown; wool; hip length; fur collar; 5 button closure; belt at waist; straight sleeves; printed china silk lining with bold floral print, 1920-1929
91930.150.004Doll Clothing: 34 pieces; various; a-gg, 1930-1939
1930.071.056a1930.071.056aShirt: navy blue; cotton; cub scout; short sleeve; collarless; V-neck; rounded tail; small yoke in back; boyscout patcches on left arm and pocket; Cubs B.S.A is embroidered above right chest pocket; metal buttons have Cubs insignia; twill weave; other patches include Marietta, GA, 27, Den 1, 1930-1939
71930.094.001Sweater: light yellow; cardigan; button up; scalloped edges Label: Saxony Brand, Size 3 , 1930-1939
71930.094.002Ribbon with clips; ruffled same fabric flowers on ends; word BABY on it, 1930-1939
71930.094.003Bonnet: plain; yellow; baby bonnet; knit with pink edges; light pink woven ribbon for tying, 1930-1939
71930.094.004Bonnet: yellow; knitted; baby bonnet; pink trimmed botto; scalloped edges; different knit work in two horizontal lines; light pink ribbon around edge for tying, 1930-1939
71930.094.005Sweater: cream-colored; cardigan; buttons down the front; lace around collar Label: Saxony brand, size 2 , 1930-1939
51930.094.006Dress: light pink; night gown; white lace trim on cap sleeves and neckline; raised floral pattern at neck and bottom hem , 1930-1939
61940.150.002Bonnet: baby; yellow; corduroy; felt ducks on bill of bonnet; cream grossgrain ribbon, 1940-1949
61940.150.004Bib: white; blue heart embroidery detail; bumble bee embriodered detail; dotted linen with lace trim , 1940-1949
61940.150.006Sweater: yellow; baby; v neck; button up; looped pattern on shoulders and bottom; cotton knit; white thread on cuffs of sleeves, 1940-1949
61940.150.005Sweater: vest; maroon; baby; cotton knit; ruching at the bottom, 1940-1949
1950.102.1121950.102.112Jacket: black/red; western; cotton with denim weave; black; red pockets, cuffs, and yoke; white fringe and yoke; silver snaps; embroidered boot design on yoke; white thread for seams; rivets on pockets; cracking fringe along yoke, 1950-1959
31950.135.013Dress: yellow; white lace overlay with blue butterflies; white lace trim on sleeves; 4 button closures and tie in back Label: Celeste 2, New York, 1950-1959
31950.135.014Dress: white; blue stitching of music stanza with notes and birds; polka dots on button half; 4 plastic buttons for closure on back; acetate, 1950-1959
1950.196.0061950.196.006Dress: First Communion; sheer; white; short, puffy sleeves; peter pan collar; lace accents at edges; ribbon at waistline decorated with faux roses, 1950-1959
51950.060.203Blouse: short; white; gauze; sleeves to the elbows; uneven scalloped neckline; button holes without buttons; gathered on frontsides; embroidery of pink grapes with green leaves; probably home crafted, 1950-1959
51950.196.005Dress: ivory; sleeveless; crochet lace at hemline; snap closure at shoulders; baby or toddler, 1950-1959
51950.196.002abcKnit set: a) light blue; crocheted fitted baby bonnets with ribbon ties; light blue crocheted jacket; long sleeves and ribbon tie at the neck; b) light blue; crocheted fitted baby bonnets with ribbon ties; light blue crocheted jacket; long sleeves and ribbon tie at the neck; c) light blue; crocheted; long sleeve jacket with satin ribbon tie and hem , 1950-1959
51950.196.004Dress: white baby dress; with multicolor pastel accents; sheer white; puffy short sleeves; machine embroidered bow and star detail, 1950-1959
91950.000.034cDoll Accessory: multicolor patchwork quilt, 1950-1959
71950.196.003abKnit Set: a) Bonnet: yellow; baby bonnet; knitted; pom pom and tie; b) Cardigan: yellow; knit; long sleeves; ribbon tie at neckline, 1950-1959
1960.100.0971960.100.097Playsuit: two pieces; Blouse) blue; cotton poplin; circular white shape designs; short sleeved; lapel collar; 5 white buttons CF closure; sleeves have 1 1/2 cuff, sewn; Romper) white and green striped; cotton twill; blue and white print foot applique on bib; bib and shoulder strap and attached shorts; shoulder straps attach with brown shank buttons and criss-cross at back; back waistline is elastic, 1960-1969
41970.117.006abCoat: yellow; raincoat; 4 metal closures on front; cotton lining; 2 pockets outside and inside Label: 33% cotton, 67% rubber coated Size 8; matching hat, 1970-1979
41970.117.007abCoat: yellow; raincoat; 4 black metal closures on front; 2 pockets on outside and inside; cotton lining with cowboy print; matching hat, 1970-1979