Around the turn of the last century, women's fashion became less formal and confining, ushering in a new trend in separates. The shirtwaist became hugely popular and one of Fort Wayne and Indiana's biggest industries was the manufacture of shirtwaist... View Full Record
Dress: two piece dress; divided as 'A' (dress) & 'B' (accompanying jacket) in card description; heavy ivory-colored linen, hand-embroidered in heavy floss; trimmed with lace.
Donor Info: From Elkhart family of Fort Wayne.... View Full Record
Dress: silk & lace; pleated from waist; back closes with hooks & eyes. Bodice has insert which is pleated, the rest of the bodice is layered to give the impression of a shirt waist. Sleeves are straight but slightly puffed at the hem. Skirt is pleate... View Full Record
From old card: Two piece dress of black peau de soie . Bodice has high, square, collarless neckline, and hooks down the back; lined in white cotton; front is designed with two strips of matching fabric appliquéd from left shoulder diagonally to lef... View Full Record
From old card: WEDDING DRESS: early 1900's; cream-colored satin; skirt is plain and straight with just a slight fullness at the bottom; hemline in back extends into a very brief train; dress is stayed at the waistline & hooks up the back; bodice is a... View Full Record
2 piece, cloth, black, 2 inch hem on bottom; blouse, silk facing, sequined designs on front and collar.
Dress handmade by Susan Catherine Brown.... View Full Record
From old card: Pale blue organdy dress with darker blue embroidered dots, trimmed with tucked net.
This object was considered for deaccessioning on 28March2011 because of lack of provenance; however, it was retained as an example of 1910s clo... View Full Record
62.96.19 A, B
From old card: Dress with black silk skirt in two tiers, each trimmed with three inch black velvet. Bodice is of black chiffon with three inch velvet at waist. Trimmed front and back with steel balls. Wide collar over shoulders with balls of stee... View Full Record
The 1910's saw many world events including the maiden voyage and subsequent sinking of the White Star Line's legendary ship Titanic. Perhaps the most impactful event of this era was the Great War or the World War now known as the First World War. W... View Full Record
Blue with white stripes; button front; with white cotton full length apron, skirt has layered hem. Name inked on apron at waist C-R-EGGLESIO(N OR M)."
See accesion file for more info.... View Full Record
Uniform, Red Cross
Another avenue of service for women during World War I was through the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross among its many services set up 700 canteen stations across the United States to provide food and leisure articles to troops while they w... View Full Record
While the 1910's were eventful, the 1920's saw no slowing down. The Prohibition Era, and toward the end of the decade, The Great Depression, saw unprecedented changes across the nation. These years also saw more dramatic changes in women's clothing... View Full Record
The roaring Twenties gave rise to the shift dress which provided no real definition of shape. The lower leg was showing and arms were often bare; such exposure would have never been seen in prior decades. This look would have been topped off with a... View Full Record
From old card: Dress: Net and Battenberg Lace, ecru, large lavender satin bow at center waist. Sleeveless, straight bodice with full short skirt. Typical "flapper" dress. Excellent condition. Worn in Fort Wayne By Mary Jane Colwell, native of Fort W... View Full Record
From old card: WOMAN'S DRESS: of rose velvet trimmed at the hipline with bands of flowered lace in a dull gold color; dress is sleeveless, collar less and straight-cut and is what would be referred to today as a "shift"; c. late 1920's; condition exc... View Full Record
From old card: Evening Gown: White Japanese silk, white pattern of flowers on white background. Halter straps crossed and knotted in the back. Zipper on the left side. Hemline dips in the back.... View Full Record
From old card: Woman's dress of orange silk with neckline forming a slight V; neckline trimmed in narrow orange velvet ribbon which ties in front in a bow; front bodice has narrow front pleats on each side and an openwork flower design in the center... View Full Record
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