Objects - Costumes and Accessories

The costume collection ranges from 18th-century undergarments to modern face masks. It includes clothing at the height of fashion, and work clothes mended and patched until almost nothing remained.

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Apron
Interpretative Labels
Masonic Apron, c. 1830 Owned by Albert D. Hager (1817-1888) Reading, Vermont Painted Silk Bequest of Harold G. Rugg, #1960.38 Aprons were worn during Masonic rituals. The mysterious symbols and secret ceremonies conducted by the Masons led many to be suspicious of its members. When Masons appeared to hold a disproportionate number of key public offices and play important roles in community life, non-members saw a conspiracy and viewed the organization as a threat to democracy.
Name/Title
Apron
Entry/Object ID
1960.38
Description
Silk Masonic apron decorated with watercolor and ink. The apron has a semi-circular flap at the top featuring the symbol of the all-seeing eye. The main body of the apron is painted with a design of two golden pillars topped with globes flanking a checkered floor, a compass and square, sword piercing a book, sword piercing a hear, ladder to space, shining sun, a book on stilts, an ark, a beehive, a sand timer with wings, and a burning urn.
Context
Owned by Albert Hager of Reading Vermont, state geologist.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.38
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1830
Lexicon
Apron,Protective Wear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Hager, Albert David (1817-1888), Freemasons
Reading
Apron
Name/Title
Apron
Entry/Object ID
1957.4.22
Description
Masonic apron consisting of white interior ground bearing several symbolic Masonic images. The symbols include the all seeing eye, a sun, a moon, the ark, a five-pointed star, a comet, a bush, a scale, the altar of knowledge, an anchor, a coffin, an hourglass, a heart, and various masonry tools. The apron is edged in blue, and the top flap is edged in black.
Context
Owned by Lewis Robinson of Reading, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.4
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Apron
Male
Fabric
Taffeta
Material
Silk
Color
White
Lexicon
Apron,Protective Wear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Robinson, Lewis (1793-1871), Freemasons
Reading
Athletic Shorts
Name/Title
Athletic Shorts
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.149c
Description
Green nylon shorts. The waistline is a length of bound elastic. On the left leg is the word "Montpelier" in white gothic letters above a white oval surrounded by leaves. Within the oval is the handwritten label, "RONDA BALHAM" in green ink. There is a fake seam at the center front of each leg.
Context
Worn by Ronda Balham as a student at Montpelier High School, Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shorts
Female
24" waist
Material
Nylon
Made or Created
1970-1974
Lexicon
Shorts, Athletic,Uniform,Shorts,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Henry, Ronda A. Balham (b. 1956), Montpelier High School
Montpelier
Band Uniform
Name/Title
Band Uniform
Entry/Object ID
2003.11a-d
Description
Band uniform consisting of a bright blue coat, light blue pants a blue hat, and a black leather belt. The coat has long sleeves, and four front pockets. The flaps of the pockets and the collar are trimmed in yellow piping. The cuffs are trimmed with a light blue ribbon edged in black and gold. The upper left arm has a patch with the inscription, "Barre City Band". The pants are light-blue wool trimmed down the outer sides with black and yellow ribbon. The military style hat has a blue crown with a black leather brim. A gold cord circles the crown. The black leather belt has a square brass buckle.
Context
Worn by George C. Perrin as a member of the Barre City Band in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.11
Source or Donor
Perrin, Allen
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Made or Created
Crown Uniform Company, Inc.
1939
Lexicon
Uniform, Organizational,Jacket,Pants,Hat,Belt,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Headwear,Clothing Accessories,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Perrin, George Charles (1912-1994)
Barre City
Band Uniform
Name/Title
Band Uniform
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1266
Description
Band uniform consisting of a bright blue coat and light blue pants. The coat has long sleeves, and four front pockets. The flaps of the pockets and the collar are trimmed in yellow piping. The cuffs are trimmed with a light blue ribbon edged in black and gold. The upper left arm has a patch with the inscription, "Barre City Band". The pants are light-blue wool trimmed down the outer sides with black and yellow ribbon.
Context
Worn by a member of the Barre City Band in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
Crown Uniform Company, Inc.
1940
Lexicon
Uniform, Organizational,Jacket,Pants,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Barre City
Baseball Uniform
Name/Title
Baseball Uniform
Entry/Object ID
2006.28.1a-b
Description
Grey wool baseball uniform consisting of a shirt and breeches. The shirt has short sleeves and secures up the front with 5 buttons. There is a wide center placket that extends around the neckline. The word "Rabbits" in cursive is cut from black wool felt and machine appliqued on the left breast, stretching from the center placket under the left sleeve. The words "AMERICAN HOUSE 2" are cut from black wool felt and machine appliqued on the back of the shirt. The pants end below the wearer's knee and are gathered around elastic bands. There is a 9-inch fly that secures with 6 white buttons.
Context
Worn by William "Dig" Rowley while pitcher for the Richford Rabbits of Richford, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.28
Source or Donor
Rowley, William Reginald (1909-2005)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Credit Line
In memory of Will "Dig" Rowley
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt, Pants
Male
34 (40/34/40)
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1934-1941
Lexicon
Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Rowley, William Reginald (1909-2005)
Richford
Bathing Suit
Name/Title
Bathing Suit
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1284
Description
Light blue knit wool bathing suit. The suit has shoulder straps and short, built in legs covered by a short skirt. The label inside reads, "Made in USA/The Homer Fitts Co./Barre, Vt./Pat Sept 6, 1921". In yellow script is also "Jantzen".
Context
Sold by The Homer Fitts Co. in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bathing Suit
Female
Fabric
Knit
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1925
Lexicon
Suit, Bathing,Suit,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
The Homer Fitts Company
Beanie
Name/Title
Beanie
Entry/Object ID
2001.27.1
Description
Red felt beanie with the letters "CH" appliquéd on with white felt. The bean is made from four wedges stitched with white thread. The edge is trimmed with white felt appliqué. A white tassel is attached to the top center of the hat.
Context
Worn by Frances Stockwell Lovell at Camp Hokomoko in Fairlee, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2001.27
Source or Donor
Bowman, Elisabeth Lovell
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Frances Stockwell Lovell
Made or Created
1917-1919
Lexicon
Beanie,Skullcap,Cap,Headwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, String
Relationships
Stockwell, Frances
Camp Hokomoko
Belt
Name/Title
Belt
Entry/Object ID
1948.10
Description
Loom-woven bead chain in blue and gold with the inscription, "Home of all places has the sweetest charmes. Hannah B. Davis, Montpelier, Feb. 24, 1835." There is a double heart after "Davis".
Context
Made by Hannah Davis of East Montpelier, VT, 1835.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1948.10
Source or Donor
Swift, Caroline
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Wells, Hannah B. Davis (1814-1895)
1835
East Montpelier
Lexicon
Belt,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Belt
Name/Title
Belt
Entry/Object ID
2021.7.1
Description
White belt with both waist band and should band. The belt is made of white cotton webbing. The waist band is held with a metal buckle that secures by looping the end of the belt around a post of the buckle. The length of the should strap can be adjusted with a metal buckle.
Context
Safety Patrol belt worn by Christine Dodge Abair while a student at Middlesex Village School as a crossing guard
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.7
Source or Donor
Abair, Christine Dodge
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Belt
Unisex
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Lexicon
Belt,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Abair, Christine Dodge
Related Place
Middlesex
Belt
Name/Title
Belt
Entry/Object ID
1963.62.2c-d
Description
Wide, short belt in pale green silk taffeta. The belt is pointed at one end and flat on the other. It has threads from an attachment point, but no attachment hardware is currently present.

The belt is slightly wider than the waistline on the matching dress.
Context
Worn by Caroline Betsy Weaver of Plymouth, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1963.62
Source or Donor
Mason, Norman P.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Belt
Female
Made or Created
1830
Lexicon
Belt,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Mason, Caroline Betsy Weaver (1807-1841)
Plymouth
Blouse
Name/Title
Blouse
Entry/Object ID
2003.12.12
Description
Light blue nylon tricot short-sleeved blouse. The blouse has a narrow standing collar that extends into a pussy bow at the center front. It opens down the center and secures with 5 faux-pearl buttons. The yolk is decorated with cording in a chevron pattern. The blouse is shaped to the wearer's body with two side darts at the bust and darts in the front and back at the waist.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.12
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Blouse
Female
Made or Created
1949
Lexicon
Blouse,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Blouse
Name/Title
Blouse
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1281
Description
Red blouse trimmed with black ribbon on the collar and cuffs. The blouse is cut loose with a fitted linen lining. The lining is attached to the back of the blouse, but left detached in the front.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Blouse
Female
Made or Created
1900
Lexicon
Blouse,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
1983.14.1
Description
Brown and black plaid bodice with a standing collar and puffed sleeves. The bodice buttons down the center front with 13 buttons and shapes to the wearer's body with four vertical tucks on the front and back. The sleeves are long and are constructed in two pieces: the upper is full and gathered into the lower sleeve, which is tight to the wearer's arm.
Context
Worn by Alice Jeanette Harris (1860-1919). She was born in Fayston, but lived in New Hampshire by the time this was worn.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1983.14
Source or Donor
Manning, Edna G.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Gadwah, Alice Jeannett Harris (1860-1919)
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
1971.29.3b
Description
Short-sleeved silk bodice. The bodice has a square neckline and secures up the center front with a row of buttons. It has short sleeves covered in lace and edged in lace ruffles. The hem is in a short peplum with a long, sparrow-tail-shaped tail. The bodice is padded from the top of the bust to the armscye, though one pad is now missing.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1971.29
Source or Donor
Elder, Marian Wait
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Undergarment
Female
Lexicon
Bodice,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
1982.27.3
Description
Bodice styled to look like a jacket over a blouse. The "jacket" portion is made of blue and black shot silk. The lapels and cuffs are trimmed in black velvet. It buttons up the center front with a row of 10 silver buttons. The buttons and pierced and molded into an Asiatic scene of people near a building under a crescent moon. The "blouse" portion is white silk trimmed around the high collar and down the center front with lace. The front hem is slightly pointed, and there is a small tail at the center back.
Context
Worn by Josephine Pratt Guernsey of Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.27
Source or Donor
Mowbray, Barbara Heple (1925-2000)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
Material
Silk
Silver
Cotton
Lexicon
Bodice,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Guernsey, Josephine Pratt (1858-1940)
Northfield
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.17
Description
Cream-colored wool bodice printed with pink and brown abstract floral sprigs. The bodice has long, curved sleeves, and opens at the center front with 18 black buttons. It is trimmed on the yolk, upper arms, and cuffs with strips of black velvet. The standing collar is made from pleated grosgrain ribbon.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.31
Source or Donor
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1870-1880
Lexicon
Bodice,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Raymond, Ellen Relief (1840-1932), Levey, Thirza Elizabeth (1843-1928)
Related Place
Ludlow
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
1954.35.1
Description
Cream-colored satin-woven silk bodice. The bodice laces up the center front and center back. It has a square neckline with a strap high around the neck. The neckline and the sleeve cuffs are decorated with lace and faux-pearls. The hem (waistline) is pointed at the front and back.
Context
Worn by Anna S. Higgins at her marriage to George Briggs in Brandon, Vermont, in 1881.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.35
Source or Donor
Briggs, Florence Day (1884-1974)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
Material
Silk
Cotton
Pearl
Made or Created
1881
Lexicon
Blouse,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Briggs, Anna Sanford Higgins (1851-1935)
Brandon, Fitchburg
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
1958.40.4
Description
Black silk bodice. The bodice has a double-point waistline in the front, and a flaring tail in the back. The bust is set high, and the bodice is shaped with four darts. The arms are set low in the shoulder and are cut wide and curved.
Context
Worn by Edna Lucy Benjamin of Berlin, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.40
Source or Donor
Keith, Alice Eva Benjamin (1883-1971)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
24" waist
Fabric
Satin
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1865-1870
Lexicon
Jacket,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Benjamin, Edna Lucy Downing (1845-1927)
Berlin
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
1958.40.5
Description
Short-waist black silk bodice. The bodice has a wide neckline and low-set stuffed short sleeves. The front is fitted to the wearer's bodice through four darts.
Context
Worn by Edna Lucy Benjamin of Berlin, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.40
Source or Donor
Keith, Alice Eva Benjamin (1883-1971)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
23" waist
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1865
Lexicon
Bodice,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Benjamin, Edna Lucy Downing (1845-1927)
Berlin
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
1966.31.17
Description
Black silk bodice trimmed in black-and-white striped ribbon. The waistline is point in both the front and back, and the bodice is shaped with darts that are stiffened with boning. The sleeves are turned under, created a puffed effect. It is lined in brown cotton.
Context
Worn by a member of the Bailey, Fifield or Hubbard families of Montpelier, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1966.31
Source or Donor
Harriman, Mrs. F. W.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Blouse,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
1966.55.1
Description
Black silk bodice with long, curved sleeves. It opens at the center front and secures with large, acorn-shaped buttons The collar has a loose, pointed tie, accented on one side by pleated self fabric. The tie is attached to the neckline at the center back.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1966.55
Source or Donor
Carlisle, Lilian Baker (1912-2006)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
Material
Silk
Lexicon
Bodice,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
1982.9.1a
Description
Bodice made of shot silk brocade with a long tail. The fabric is burgundy and blue shot silk with burgundy brocade floats in a floral design. The bodice opens up the center front and secures with hooks and eyes. The center front open is edged with a wide lace ruffle and accented with two vertical panels of outward-facing knife pleats in burgundy silk. The sleeves are long and slightly curved, and the cuffs are accented with white lace. The bodice has a long, rectangular tail lined in glazed cotton.
Context
Made and worn by Eliza Dumas of Northfield, VT, for her marriage to Raphael Lanier on October 14, 1884. Eliza was a well-known dressmaker in Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.9
Source or Donor
Gallagher, Lucille R.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
Made or Created
Artist
Lanier, Eliza Dumas (1857-1935)
1884
Northfield
Lexicon
Bodice,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Barre City, Northfield
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
1967.113.9
Description
Bodice made of brown, plain-woven silk accented with two shades of burgundy satin-woven silk. The light, or pinker, shade of satin is attached to the front in the shape of lapels, ruched into U-shaped patches at the top of each sleeve, and made into a short standing collar. The darker, or more purple, shade of satin is pleated at the center front. The bodice opens and the center front and secures with hooks and eyes. The whole is lined with brown cotton and there are open pleats at the center back to accommodate a bustle.
Context
Likely won in Lebanon, New Hampshire
Acquisition
Accession Number
1967.113
Source or Donor
Millen, Ethel Jewett Rock (1890-1980)
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
Material
Silk
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
2013.53.13
Description
Blue silk bodice with long sleeves and decoratively gathered neckline. The silk is printed in white with delicate vines, and a line of floral lace is appliqued along the center front opening. The sleeves are gathered just above the elbows and have tight cuffs. The bodice is lined with cotton, and the lining at the front of the bodice is separate from the show fabric, allowing it to hang loosely. There is a small peplum at the waist.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2013.53
Source or Donor
Hamblett, Charles J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Barbara K. Hamblett
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
Material
Silk
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Bodice,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
1969.26.1a-b
Description
Deep blue silk bodice with split sleeves. The bodice has a square neckline and severely pointed waistline. It opens at the center front and secures with hooks and eyes. The sleeves are cut wide and the cuffs are shaped into a surplice design. The sleeve seams, cuffs, and the neckline trimmed with floral-patterned ribbon and blue fringe.
Context
Worn by Catherine Abbott at her marriage to William Chapin on May 15, 1860 in Worcester, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1969.26
Source or Donor
Barlow, Kate Chapin
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1859-1860
Lexicon
Bodice,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Chapin, Catherine Abbott (1837-1915)
Worcester
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
2007.15.1a-b
Description
Black heeled boots trimmed with fur. The uppers are black suede, and the sole and heel are rubber. The heel is reinforced with a metal bracket. The boots secure with laces over a long tongue.
Context
Owned by Lilian Baker Carlisle
Acquisition
Accession Number
2007.15
Source or Donor
Carlisle, L. Diana
Carlisle, Penelope
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Boots
Female
Fabric
Suede
Material
Leather
Fur
Rubber
Made or Created
1940
Lexicon
Boot,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Carlisle, Lilian Baker (1912-2006)
Burlington
Boy Scouts Uniform
Name/Title
Boy Scouts Uniform
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1270a-b
Description
Olive green Boy Scouts uniform consisting of a shirt and pants. A red patch on the proper left sleeve reads "Barre Vt 1". There are two breast pockets that secure closed with a top flap and button. Above the right pocket is a patch that reads, "BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA".
Context
Owned by a member of the Barre, Vermont troop of the Boy Scouts of America
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Male
16 years
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1960-1969
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Organizational,Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Boy Scouts of America
Barre City
Boy Scouts Uniform
Name/Title
Boy Scouts Uniform
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1271a-c
Description
Olive green Boy Scouts uniform consisting of a shirt and pants. A red patch on the proper left sleeve reads "Barre Vt 1". Beneath the patch is a red square patch with the number 6, and a green patch with two horizontal green lines. There are two breast pockets that secure closed with a top flap and button. Above the right pocket is a patch that reads, "BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA". On the left pocket is a star-shaped pin that reads, "BE PREPARED".
Context
Owned by a member of the Barre, Vermont, troop of the Boy Scouts of America.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Male
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1960-1969
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Organizational,Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Boy Scouts of America
Barre City
Buttons
Name/Title
Buttons
Entry/Object ID
1931.1.1a-j
Description
10 round, post-backed buttons. The buttons are engraved with a curvilinear line around the edge, and the initials TC in the center. The center is also engraved with three stars, or asterisks.
Context
These buttons belonged to Thomas Chittenden.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1931.1
Source or Donor
Chittenden, Thomas G.
Acquisition Method
Loan
Made or Created
18th Century
Lexicon
Button,Fastener, Textile,Notion,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Chittenden, Thomas (1730-1797)
Buttons
Name/Title
Buttons
Entry/Object ID
1948.11.3a-f
Description
Lot of buttons and small objects, including: seven ebony buttons inlaid with silver stars; two ebony cufflinks; two shield-shaped lapel buttons; two wooden dome-shaped buttons, miniature metal lantern, three metal military buttons, three wooden lapel buttons, a 5-cent paper grocery chit, and a paper omnibus chit.
Context
Owned by John H. Hurley of Northfield, Vermont. Family history claims Hurley made at least some of the buttons.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1948.11
Source or Donor
Hurley, Minnie H. 2
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Hurley, John Henry (1836-1909)
19th Century
Lexicon
Button,Fastener, Textile,Notion,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Relationships
Hurley, John Henry (1836-1909)
Northfield
Civil War
Cane
Name/Title
Cane
Entry/Object ID
2015.27.1
Description
Wooden cane with burned decoration. The cane is burned with a pattern of circles and dots. On the front of the shaft just below the grip knob is an engraved image of a small cabin with the label, "Meade's Headquarters" and the date 1889.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2015.27
Source or Donor
Dopp, Sarah L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Myron Chapin Warner and Katharine E. Dopp
Made or Created
1889
Lexicon
Cane,Stick, Walking,Personal Assistive Objects,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Grand Army of the Republic
Gettysburg
Cane
Name/Title
Cane
Entry/Object ID
2006.52
Description
Cane or walking stick formed from a single, mostly straight length of wood. The handle is at a bend or knot and is painted silver. There are shallow carvings throughout the length, including the initials "JPC", a hatchet head, a canoe, and the inscription, "1907 JPC Lake Dunmore Moo-sa-la-moo", is burned into the cane.
Context
Made by John P. Clement of Lake Dunmore, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.52
Source or Donor
Marro, Nicola
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Clement, John Pixley (1893-1968)
1907
Lake Dunmore
Lexicon
Cane,Stick, Walking,Personal Assistive Objects,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Cane
Name/Title
Cane
Entry/Object ID
1885.3.1
Description
Oak cane with a curved handle. The bottom end of the can is fitted with a metal tip. There is an embossed metal band encircling where the handle meets the stick.
Context
Made from the keel of "The Congress" flag ship of Benedict Arnold, in his last naval battle with the British on Lake Champlain, Oct. 13, 1776.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1885.3
Source or Donor
Senter, O.S.
Made or Created
1776
Lexicon
Cane,Stick, Walking,Personal Assistive Objects,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Oak
Relationships
Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)
Lake Champlain
American Revolutionary War
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
2014.53
Description
Red twill-woven cotton cap appliqued in white felt with the letters, "GAA". The cap is formed from 6 triangular gores with a white button at the center. The interior is unlined, and the seams are covered with red bias tape. The edge is faced with red grosgrain ribbon.
Context
Worn by Betty Blinn as a member of the Girls Athletic Association (GAA) at Spaulding High School in 1962.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.53
Source or Donor
Blanchard, William
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Hat
Female
Made or Created
1962
Lexicon
Beanie,Skullcap,Cap,Headwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Girls Athletic Association, Blanchard, Betty Anne Blinn (1944-2014)
Barre City
Cape
Name/Title
Cape
Entry/Object ID
1994.30.8
Description
Dyed-black beaver fur cape. The cape has a standing collar and slit openings for arms. The shoulders are padded and the whole is interfaced with stiff material. It is lined in black silk. A tag at the inside neckline reads, "Simpson's Inc. Fine Furs Burlington, Vt."
Context
Made by Simpson, Inc. in Burlington, Vermont. Likely worn by Elizabeth Nuquist Raby of Burlington, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1994.30
Source or Donor
Raby, Elizabeth Nuquist (b. 1941)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cape
Female
Material
Fur
Made or Created
Simpson's Inc.
1962
Burlington
Lexicon
Cape,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Cape
Name/Title
Cape
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1258
Description
Black beaded silk cape. The beads around the hem and neck form a leaf pattern. The inner lining is a fine silk, and there are two interior pocket. The neckband is decorated with satin ribbon and netting, and there are hooks and eyes on the front closure.
Context
Worn by Katherine Gilbert of Morrisville, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cape
Female
Made or Created
1880-1900
Lexicon
Cape,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Gilbert, Katherine Adeline Clement (1838-1921)
Cape
Name/Title
Cape
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.2
Description
Nurse's uniform cape. The exterior of the cape is navy blue wool, and the interior is lined in red wool. The cape opens in the center front, securing over the wearer's chest with two straps that attach on either side to large, brown plastic buttons. The standing collar is embroidered in yellow thread with the letters, "S.V.H." on the either side of the center opening. There is a small pocket on the interior with initial patches reading "M. F. K." A sewn-in nametag reading, "Miss M. Kadas" is attached to the back neckline.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.9
Source or Donor
American Red Cross
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cape
Female
Material
Wool
Color
Blue
Made or Created
Bruck's Nurses Outfitting Company
1940-1950
New York City
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Cape,Uniform,Outerwear,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Cape
Name/Title
Cape
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1278
Description
Voided velvet jacket decorated at the cuffs, hem, and center-front opening with looped chenille fringe. The jacket is lined with brown cotton.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Female
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Jacket,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Capelet
Name/Title
Capelet
Entry/Object ID
1977.3.1b
Description
Cream-colored capelet or pelerine printed with a subtle, white plaid design and pink and red roses. The capelet is cut in a circle with a wide fall collar around the neckline.
Context
Worn by Salinda Smith Gates of Montgomery, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1977.3
Source or Donor
Foltz, Laura A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cape
Female
Made or Created
1840-1843
Lexicon
Capelet,Cape,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Gates, Salinda Smith (1818-1843)
Related Place
Montgomery
Capelet
Name/Title
Capelet
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1292
Description
Circular black cotton cape printed with green, pink, and yellow leaves. The hem and center front opening are trimmed with black velvet ribbon with green edges. The front closes with a single hook and eye at the center neckline. The cape is lined in brown glazed cotton.
Context
Worn by Ethel Frances Newton DeBrune of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cape
Female
Made or Created
1900
Lexicon
Cape,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
DeBrune, Ethel Frances Newton (1881-1963)
Barre City
Carpetbag
Name/Title
Carpetbag
Entry/Object ID
1951.23
Description
Large bag of cut-pile wool-tufted canvas with a large-format floral pattern. The bag opens at the top with an interior wooden frame that hinges on either side and latches close in the center. Over the latch on the front of the bag is a metal escutcheon with a keyhole. Two short leather handles are at the center of the opening. A metal key is tied to one of the handles. The interior of the bag is lined with glazed, plain-woven white cotton. The inscription, "CC Upham" is painted on the base.
Context
Used by Charles C. Upham of Montpelier, VT, Paymaster of the US Navy during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1951.23
Source or Donor
Goodwin, Mrs. Wallace
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Carpetbag,Bag, Carrying,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Wool, Cotton, Leather, Metal, Wood
Wool is most of the exterior surface area.
Relationships
US Navy, Upham, Charles C. (1819-1868)
Montpelier
Civil War
Cloak
Name/Title
Cloak
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1272
Description
Red and blue plaid wool cloak. The material of the cloak is heavily gathered at the neckline. The neckline in faced in green wool, and there is a loop for hanging. A small over-cape falls from the neck to cover the shoulders that is lined in maroon and cream printed cotton. There is a black velvet collar lined with red, blue and yellow plaid. The neck closes with a hook and eye (hook missing). The side seams have openings for arms that are faced in green wool.
Context
Worn by Bathsheba Walker Goldsbury of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cloak
Female
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1800
Lexicon
Cloak,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Goldsbury, Bathsheba Walker (1776-1840)
Barre City
Cloak
Name/Title
Cloak
Entry/Object ID
2013.53.15
Description
Child's cloak of red wool accented with brown satin-woven silk. The cloak is cut in a circle with a split up the center front. The split is decorated with triangles of brown silk that have been quilted through all layers of the cloak. There is an outer caplet decorated with the same quilted triangles at the front edges and brown quilted silk falling collar. The neckline secures with a brown ribbon. Both the cloak and capelet are lined in white cotton.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2013.53
Source or Donor
Hamblett, Charles J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Barbara K. Hamblett
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cloak
Child
Material
Wool
Lexicon
Cloak,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Clogs
Interpretative Labels
Clogs, 1964.63.62 France Gift of the State of Vermont, 1964 In 1949, the French people shipped 49 boxcars filled with tokens of gratitude for the trainloads of food, clothing, and medicine that the United States had sent in 1947 to assist France's recovery following World War II. The "Merci Train," a response to the "American Friendship Train," arrived in February. There was an antique boxcar full of gifts and messages for each of the 48 states, plus one for Hawaii and the District of Columbia to share. Vermont's boxcar arrived in the state aboard a flatbed car on February 9. It made short stops in Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, and White River Junction on its way to Montpelier. The official welcoming ceremony took place on February 10, and included Governor Ernest W. Gibson Jr. and Count Max de Montalembert, the French vice-consul in Boston. Bermont's boxcar contained hundreds of items--dolls, toys, paintings, crafts, pencil boxes, embroidered collars, wooden puppets, ornamental fans, paintings, vases, trinkets, books, cards, and letters. Some of the artwork was given to the Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont in Burlington, some French books to Middlebury College, and individual items were sent via legislators to towns and libraries throughout the state. The remainder--nearly 200 items--has been in the custody of and stored at the Vermont Historical Society. Pieces from the collection have been displayed twice since they arrived in that boxcar 70 years ago--in the 1950s and in 1988.
Name/Title
Clogs
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.62
Description
A pair of wooden clogs with a leather top sized for a child. They are tied together with a red, white and blue ribbon. The wooden base is shaped to hold a foot with an additional decorative point at the toe carved with chevrons, or a feather pattern. Each leather strap is tooled to show a central medallion with a floral pattern in the center.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1964.63
Source or Donor
France
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Material
Leather
Made or Created
France
Lexicon
Clog,Shoe,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Merci Train
World War II
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
1994.30.7
Description
Lightweight pink wool coat. The coat has a wide falling collar and 3/4-length sleeves. It opens up the center front and secures with three large buttons. The coat is lightly shaped on the bodice with darts spanning from the shoulder to the bust and widens to the hips before narrowing at the hem. There are two inset pockets at the front sides. The coat is fully lined with red satin-woven nylon. A tag on the left facing near the waistline reads, "Trench Tailored / Dry Manhattan".
Context
Likely worn by Elizabeth Nuquist Raby of Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1994.30
Source or Donor
Raby, Elizabeth Nuquist (b. 1941)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Female
Material
Wool
Nylon
Shell
Made or Created
Dry Manhattan
1962
Lexicon
Coat,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Burlington
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
2005.26.11
Description
Dark green quilted nylon uniform coat. The "puffy" coat consists of a show layer of nylon, a nylon lining, and an internal layer of batting. The coat secures up the center front with a zipper, hidden beneath a placket that secures with 5 buttons (now removed) and has two large patch pockets at the front hips. There is a black faux-fur collar and black epaulets with yellow piping around the edges. There is a plastic name badge attached to the right breast that reads, "LINDNER". The width of the coat at the hip can be expanded with side zippers that span from the hemline to the waist. There are two patches on each sleeve: a curved green and yellow bar that reads, "AUXILIARY", and the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "VERMONT STATE POLICE".
Context
Worn by Brian Lindner of Waterbury, Vermont, as a Vermont State Police Auxiliary Trooper.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.26
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
44
Material
Nylon
Made or Created
slalom
1970-1990
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Overcoat,Uniform,Status Symbols,Outerwear,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Vermont
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
2005.26.12
Description
Green nylon uniform coat. The "puffy" coat consists of a nylon show layer, black nylon lining, and a thin layer of batting. The coat secures up the center front with a metal zipper. There are four front pockets: two flap pockets at the breast and two welt pockets at the waist. There is a black faux-fur collar. The side seams end in zippers that span from the bottom hem to the waist.
Context
Worn by Brian Lindner of Waterbury, Vermont, as a Vermont State Police Auxiliary Trooper.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.26
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
42 / L
Material
Nylon
Made or Created
Aggressor
1970-1990
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Overcoat,Uniform,Status Symbols,Outerwear,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Vermont
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
2005.26.13
Description
Dark green quilted nylon uniform coat. The coat secures up the center front with a zipper, hidden beneath a placket that secures with black metal snaps. There are two large patch pockets at the front hips. There is a black faux-fur collar. The outer layer of the coat can be removed by unzipper two metal zippers on either side of the center front opening. Once removed, the body of the coat is safety orange. The width of the coat at the hip can be expanded with side zippers that span from the hemline to the waist. There are two patches on each sleeve: a curved green and yellow bar that reads, "AUXILIARY", and the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "VERMONT STATE POLICE".
Context
Worn by Brian Lindner of Waterbury, Vermont, as a Vermont State Police Auxiliary Trooper.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.26
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
40
Material
Nylon
Made or Created
Aggressor
1970-1990
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Overcoat,Uniform,Status Symbols,Outerwear,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Vermont
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
1973.53.4
Description
Black wool coat. The coat is secures down the center front with a single row of 6 black buttons. There is a seam around the waistline, accented with self piping. Two pockets are inset beneath the waistline. The coat has a velvet collar. The hemline reaches to the wearer's knees.
Context
Worn by the coachman of General William Wells of Waterbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1973.53
Source or Donor
Wells, Arahanna Richardson (1845-1905)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1870
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Coat,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Wells, William (1837-1892)
Burlington, Waterbury
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
1973.53.3
Description
Black wool coat. The coat is secures down the center front with a single row of 6 black buttons. There is a seam around the waistline, accented with self piping. Two pockets are inset beneath the waistline. The coat has a pointed falling collar and is faced with black-and-white striped silk that shows above the collar like piping when worn. The hemline reaches to the wearer's knees.
Context
Worn by the coachman of General William Wells of Waterbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1973.53
Source or Donor
Wells, Arahanna Richardson (1845-1905)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1870
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Coat,Uniform,Main Garments,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Wells, William (1837-1892)
Waterbury, Burlington
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
1973.53.2
Description
Black wool coat. The coat is secures down the center front with a single row of 6 black buttons. There is a seam around the waistline, accented with self piping. Two pockets are inset beneath the waistline. The coat has a pointed falling collar and is faced with black-and-white striped silk that shows above the collar like piping when worn. The hemline reaches to the wearer's knees.
Context
Worn by the coachman of General William Wells of Waterbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1973.53
Source or Donor
Wells, Arahanna Richardson (1845-1905)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1870
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Coat,Uniform,Main Garments,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Wells, William (1837-1892)
Waterbury, Burlington
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.8
Description
Double-breasted blue wool coat. The full-length coat opens in the center and secures with three buttons (six visible). There are two front pockets that secure with flaps. The lapels are decorated with matching "A.R.C." pins. There are green grosgrain epaulets. The upper right arm has a round white patch with an embroidered red cross in the center and the words, "AMERICAN RED CROSS SERVICE", around the edge. The lower right arm has five embroidered patches: three chevrons and two bars. The coat is lined in blue satin.
Context
The insignia on the arm indicates fourteen years of service.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.9
Source or Donor
American Red Cross
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Female
Material
Wool
Color
Blue
Made or Created
Howard Uniforms
Baltimore
Lexicon
Greatcoat,Overcoat,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
American Red Cross
Burlington
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
1973.54.2
Description
Brown wool coat with a straight waist and long tails. The coat has a high shawl collar and is double breasted, with two rows of 6 buttons each stretching from the waist to the shoulders. The long sleeves are curved and set into the shoulders with a significant rise. There are two buttons at the top of the tails at the center back, and two pockets on either side of the buttons.
Context
Worn by Aaron Parsons at his marriage to Amanda Brink in Poultney, VT, on March 20, 1834.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1973.54
Source or Donor
St. John, Mrs. Earl
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1834
Lexicon
Coat,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Parsons, Aaron S. (1800-1862)
Hubbardton, Poultney
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.89a
Description
Red/pink wool coat with lamb-like fur collar, cuffs, and buttons. The coat flares in an A-shape and secures down the center front with two buttons.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1927
Lexicon
Coat,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Fur, Silk
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
1986.17.1b
Description
Loosely fitted plum-colored silk coat. The coat has a shawl collar and secures at the front hip with two large fabric-covered buttons. The buttons pass through loops that are part of large, appliqued frog designs on the other side of the coat. The collar and sleeve cuffs are decorated with couched embroidery in a floral design. Two front panels extend almost to the hem of the matching dress. The sides of the skirt are left open, and there is a pleated tail at the center back extending from a black silk ribbon. The princess seams at the front and back and covered with black silk ribbon.

The coat has a matching dress, object number 1986.17.1a.
Context
Worn by Emma Minor Mott Brewer in Washington, DC
Acquisition
Accession Number
1986.17
Source or Donor
Hitchcock, Lydia P.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Female
Made or Created
Seal
1910
Washington
Lexicon
Coat, Evening,Overcoat,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Brewer, Emma Minor Mott (1851-1924)
Conductor Hat
Name/Title
Conductor Hat
Entry/Object ID
1972.61.3
Description
Wool, flat-topped train conductor's hat with square, leather-covered brim. At the center front is a metal plate with the stamped inscription, "BOSTON & MAINE / TRAINMAN".
Context
Worn by an employee of the Boston & Maine Railroad.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1972.61
Source or Donor
Mead, Edgar T.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Steamtown, USA
Lexicon
Hat, Conductor,Hat,Headwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Boston & Maine Railroad
Conductor Hat
Name/Title
Conductor Hat
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.1
Description
Train conductor's hat with silver buttons on either side bearing the initials of the Canadian National Railroad. The crown of the hat is formed of navy-blue felted wool. It has a wide band of black, basket-woven cords, and twisted cords of black or navy silk cross the front of the band, looping around the two silver side buttons. The hat has a round front brim covered and edged in thin leather.
Context
Worn by an employee of the Canadian National Express, which at one time operated within Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Hat
Male
Material
Wool
Color
Blue
Lexicon
Hat, Conductor,Hat,Headwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Canadian National Railway, Central Vermont Railway
Corset Cover
Name/Title
Corset Cover
Entry/Object ID
1971.29.3a
Description
Padded satin-woven silk corset cover. The piece opens at the front sides and is padded from the bust to the armscyes. The interior is lined with cotton. The front is pleated and fits loosely, away from the internal structure.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1971.29
Source or Donor
Elder, Marian Wait
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Undergarment
Female
Made or Created
1900
Lexicon
Cover, Corset,Underbodice,Underwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1993.12.4
Description
One-piece green-and-purple shot silk dress. The dress has long, slightly curved sleeves with short cuffs at the shoulders. The bodice is styled into a V-shape from the shoulders to the center front waist, held with three rows of gathers. The waistline is pointed and the skirt is gathered to it. The dress opens at the center back and secures with hooks and eyes. The bodice is lined with undyed, plain-woven cotton, and the skirt is lined with very fine plaid cotton in white, pink, orange, yellow, and brown.
Context
Worn by Jane Blair of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1993.12
Source or Donor
Glad Rags
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
26" waist
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1840-1845
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Blair, Jane (1825-1911)
Barnet
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1993.14.5
Description
Camp Fire Girls uniform dress. The uniform is a tan cotton shift dress trimmed with leather fringe on the sleeve seams and bottom hem. The dress is cut as a T with kimono-style sleeves. The center neckline has 6 METAL eyelets through which a leather cord is laced. A cotton label is sewn into the center back neckline that reads, "CAMP FIRE GIRLS / TRADE MARK", around a triangular logo of a W surrounded by the letters "WO / HE / LO".
Context
Camp Fire Girls uniform worn by Marion Shaw. The Camp Fire Girls was founded in 1910 in Thetford, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1993.14
Source or Donor
Johnston, Mrs. Wendell L.
Shaw, Agnes
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1917-1918
Lexicon
Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Camp Fire, Shaw, Marion E. (1908-1987)
Thetford
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.32
Description
The dress is made of white cotton and lace and has elaborate satin stitch embroidery. The bodice, sleeves and top of two-tier skirt are net. There is detailed embroidery around the abdomen and the bottom of skirt. It has 3/4-length sleeves with tucks at elbow. There are very minute tucks on the bodice, the tops of the sleeves and the upper part of overskirt. The front and the back both have a small v neckline.
Context
Worn by either Ruth Raymond Jones (1895-1982) or Lena Elnora Levey Raymond (1873-1938) in Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.31
Source or Donor
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Made or Created
1910-1914
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938), Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Ludlow, Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1985.11.7
Description
Black lace dress with elbow-length butterfly sleeves and a layered skirt. The hem reaches to the wearer's calf, and the skirt has two tiered layers. The dress is straight cut with a dropped waist.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1985.11
Source or Donor
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Mannequin size 2
Made or Created
1928
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1976.9.1
Description
Rust-colored silk crepe dress with chiffon sleeves. The dress is embroidered in black chain stitches with an Egyptian revival pattern around the neckline, over-sleeve cuffs, and hem. The neckline and sleeve embroidery is a simple key style design. The design is echoed at the bottom of the hem embroidery, but the hem embroidery also includes large-format stylized palm leaves and lyres, reaching to the wearer's upper thigh. The dress is straight waisted with a V-shaped neckline. There is an attached, self-fabric bow at the center front neckline with tails that reach almost to the hem. The sleeves are constructed in two parts: the over sleeves are cut as one with the body of the dress, and the rest of the sleeves are chiffon.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1976.9
Source or Donor
Montpelier Women's Club
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Crepe
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1920-1929
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2012.27.1a
Description
White silk crepe dress with a dropped waist and long sleeves. The yoke and front hemline are made from unlined white lace in a floral pattern. The skirt is gathered into shirrs just below the dropped waistline and secures tightly at the hips with two attached ties, which tie together at the center back. The cuffs are shirred with a narrow, bound hem, and they secure with small cuff buttons.
Context
Worn by Lena Eva Galli at her marriage to Americo John Galli in Barre, Vermont, in 1926.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.27
Source or Donor
Calcagni, Elizabeth G.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Mr. & Mrs. Americo J. Galli, Charles A. Calcagni, and Elizabeth G. Calcagni
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Mannequin: 32.5 x 24.5 x 34.5
Fabric
Crepe
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1926
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Galli, Lena Eva Calcagni (1899-1982)
Barre City
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2020.5.3
Description
Black velvet dress with large, white satin collar. The dress features a wide, surplice neckline decorated with a large, shawl-like collar. The collar follows the entire surplice, and falls almost to the elbows at the sides.

The bodice features a bias cut that is gathered at the proper left hip, where it is accentuated by a self-fabric bow held with a crystal pin.
Context
Worn by Governor Madeleine Kunin, the first female governor of Vermont,to her third Inaugural Ball
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.5
Source or Donor
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
2
Velvet, Satin
Made or Created
1989
Relationships
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
Montpelier, Vermont State House
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1994.30.4
Description
Long-sleeved, black silk crepe shift dress. The dress has no openings, so slips on over the head. The neckline is round in the front and lowers to a point in the back. The neckline is decorated with beaded and embroidered net in a repeating scroll and flower pattern.
Context
Likely worn by Elizabeth Nuquist Raby of Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1994.30
Source or Donor
Raby, Elizabeth Nuquist (b. 1941)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
32/26/35
Fabric
Crepe
Material
Silk
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Burlington
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1994.30.5
Description
Sleeveless red velvet dress with a low, V-shaped neckline. The skirt reaches below the wearer's knees and attaches to the bodice with gathers, slightly below the natural waist. The front of the waistline is accented by a self-fabric bow. The bodice zips up the center back with a metal zipper. The hem is faced with red ribbon.
Context
Likely worn by Elizabeth Nuquist Raby of Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1994.30
Source or Donor
Raby, Elizabeth Nuquist (b. 1941)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Velvet
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1957-1960
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Burlington
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1994.30.6
Description
Short-sleeved, pink shantung dress. The bodice has a boat neckline and structure sleeves. The skirt is pleated at the front sides, with the pleats aligning with the bodices princess seams. The dress opens up the center back with a zipper.
Context
Worn by Elizabeth Nuquist Raby of Burlington, Vermont, on her honeymoon, 1962.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1994.30
Source or Donor
Raby, Elizabeth Nuquist (b. 1941)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1962
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Burlington
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1944.13.1a-b
Description
Two-piece dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The bodice has long, curved sleeves and opens up the center front. There are 6 buttons, but no buttons holes. There is a strap around the waist interior that fastens in the center front with hooks and eyes. The skirt is gathered to a cotton waist band, and opens in the center back with extra fabric to accommodate a bustle. The fabric is a very light wool in vertical ombré stripes of green, cream, and pink. Both the bodice and skirt are unlined.
Context
Worn by Adeliza Charlotte Child Capen of Brandon, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1944.13
Source or Donor
Brown, Daisy
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
25" waist
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1880-1890
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Capen, Adeliza Charlotte Child (1828-1909)
Brandon
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.96a-b
Description
Light blue crepe dress with white Peter Pan collar. The neckline opens at the center front and secures with four white buttons. The yolk and sleeve cuffs are trimmed with white piping. The dress fits to the wearer's body with a self fabric tie.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1935
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.97a-b
Description
White dress with blue polka-dot sleeves, yolk, and center front placket. The body of the dress is set into the yolk with gathers, and there are three small, white bows attached to the center front placket at the bust. The dress fits to the wearer's waist with a white fabric tie that is held by belt loops on either side.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1935-1940
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.98
Description
Floral printed child's dress. The bodice opens at the front, slightly left of center, and secures with two white buttons. There is a small breast pocket on the right.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1935
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.106a-b
Description
Blue or aqua cotton dress decorated with black and silver rickrack. The bodice has a falling collar and kimono-cut sleeves. The elastic waist is hidden beneath a self-fabric tie. The skirt is cut in three tiers, each gathered to the one above.
Context
Worn by Winona O'Neil Goodall of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
14 (32/26/35)
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1950-1960
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Goodall, Winona O'Neil (1898-1960)
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.107
Description
Dress of black cotton printed with red and pink roses. The dress has kimono-cut sleeves and a square neckline. The bodice is shaped with princess seams, and the dropped waist is accented on the sides with green ribbon where the skirt gathers to the bodice. There is an attached net underskirt.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1950
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.113a-b
Description
Red, white, green, and blue plaid child's dress. The dress is short sleeved and a white collar and cuffs, both trimmed with plaid piping. The dress is shaped to the wearer's waist with a fabric tie. The neckline opens at the center front and closes with a single button underneath the collar, creating a keyhole opening. A tag at the back neckline reads, ""SHIRLEY TEMPLE" FROCK MADE BY cinderella".
Context
Worn by Jean Louis Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
Shirley Temple
1930
New York City
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.117a-b
Description
Two-piece dress set consisting of a dress and short-sleeved jacket. The bodice and upper portion of the skirt are white, and there is a wide, horizontal pink stripe and wide horizontal purple stripe. The dress has shoulder straps and a heart-shaped neckline. The skirt connects the to bodice with large box pleats at the front and gathers at the sides. The jacket has kimono-cut sleeves and secures down the center front with four buttons. The jacket is pink on the shoulder, and purple on the rest.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
Betty Barclay Frocks
1940-1950
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Dress
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.118a-b
Description
One-piece dress constructed to look like a shirt and skirt. The light pink bodice is in the form of a button-down shirt with long sleeves and a wide falling collar. The dark pink skirt gathers into the bodice at the waistline. The waistline is hidden beneath a wide green fabric belt that secures in the front with five fabric-covered buttons.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1950
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.119a-b
Description
Two-piece blue waffle cloth dress, consisting of a dress and short-sleeved jacket. The bodice of the dress has a heart-shaped neckline and narrow shoulder straps, pinned to the front of the bodice. The circle skirt attaches to the bodice with self-fabric piping. The jacket has a falling collar and secures down the center front with three white buttons.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
26" waist
Made or Created
Loomtogs
1940-1950
Lexicon
Sundress,Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.120a-b
Description
One-piece cotton dress printed in black with an abstract design. The bodice is printed with lines forming fan shapes. The skirt is printed with vertical lines in horizontal rows, overlaid with swashes. The bodice has a standing collar with a slit in the center and short raglan sleeves. There is a faux leather belt that sits at the waistline, held by belt loops on either side of the body.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
28" waist
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1950
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.147a-b
Description
Green cotton Girl Scout leader's uniform dress. The dress has long sleeves and lapel collar. It opens down the center front and secures with three green plastic buttons. There is a breast pocket on the proper left that secures with a button. There are two strips of yellow grosgrain ribbon on either shoulder. There is a green leather belt that sits at the waistline, held by beltloops on either side.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
28" waist
Made or Created
1960-1970
New York City
Lexicon
Uniform, Organizational,Dress,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016), Girl Scouts
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.148a-b
Description
Two-piece Girl Scout uniform consisting of a shirt and skirt. The shirt is long-sleeved and opens down the center front. The collar is embroidered on both sides with the initials "GS". There is a patch on the upper left sleeve that reads, "Montpelier". There is a breast pocket on the proper left. The skirt has two front pockets and two kick pleats. It secures up the side with buttons.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1940
Lexicon
Uniform, Organizational,Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Skirt
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016), Girl Scouts
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1977.3.1a
Description
Cream-colored dress printed with a subtle, white plaid design and pink and red roses. The long sleeves are very full in the upper portion, narrowing below the elbow into tight cuffs. The bodice has a low, rounded neckline, and the skirt gathers into the bodice.
Context
Worn by Salinda Smith Gates of Montgomery, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1977.3
Source or Donor
Foltz, Laura A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1840-1843
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Gates, Salinda Smith (1818-1843)
Related Place
Montgomery
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1977.15
Description
Semi-sheer white cotton dress with grey pinstripes. The bodice is gathered into a high waistband trimmed with two lines of velvet ribbon. The bodice opens in the center front and secures with 5 velvet-covered buttons. The button placket is trimmed with white lace on either side. There is a peter pan collar. The long sleeves have a decorative cuff with two buttons each. The skirt is decorated with black velvet buttons placed in pairs down the side-front seams. There is a small flower made of narrow velvet ribbon pinned to the waist above the right side-front skirt seam.
Context
Likely worn by Frances Irene Smith Downer (1877-1947) in either Stowe, Vermont, or Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1977.15
Source or Donor
Downer, Elizabeth Nancy (1914-2003)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1912-1914
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Downer, Frances Irene Smith (1877-1947)
Montpelier, Stowe
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1977.16.1
Description
Pink taffeta dress brocaded with gold bees. The bodice has two front darts, leading to a pointed waistline. The sleeves are straight cut and end at the wearer's elbows. The skirt is pleated into the waistline of the bodice with a small gap in the center front that has been covered with a separate strip of self fabric decorated with non-functional large, fabric-covered buttons.
Context
According the family history, the fabric of this dress was originally worn by Calma Frizzell for her wedding to Ebenezer Howe in Vernon, VT, 1796. Her dress was refashioned into its current form ca. 1850.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1977.16
Source or Donor
Gilkey, Calma Howe
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1850
Lexicon
Dress,Dress, Wedding,Main Garments,Wedding Objects,Clothing,Ceremonial Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Howe, Calma Frizzell (1772-1854)
Vernon
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2017.3.23
Description
Tan dress with red fringe and embroidered felt panels. The dress is constructed in a T shape, with sleeves reaching to the wearer's elbows. All seams and the hems at the bottom and neckline are decorated in red and tan fringe. On one side the center neckline is decorated with a small bib panel of black felt embroidered and appliqued with a floral stem. The edges of the panel are pinked in a scalloped pattern and the bottom center is accented with a round, red bead. The shoulders are accented by similar patches in red, appliqued and embroidered with a wyrm (a dragon with no legs) on the left shoulder, and a vase of flowers on the right shoulder. The center of the other side is decorated with several of these panels in both black and red: three across the top (black-red-black), and two more below the center panel (black-red). They are appliqued and embroidered with decorative elements, including fleurs-de-lis and paisley elements. They are each accented with round red and brown wooden beads.
Context
Worn by an Abenaki woman in Vermont in the early 20th century for the tourist trade.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2017.3
Source or Donor
Wiseman, Frederick M.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Gift of Frederick M. Wiseman
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Child's Medium
Made or Created
1900-1930
Vermont
Ethnography
Abenaki
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1283
Description
White cotton short-sleeved dress with a V-shaped neckline. The bodice secures at the center front with a large, mother-of-pearl button. The shoulders are padded. The hem and sleeve cuffs are cut into a scalloped pattern. The dress is decorated all over with floral white work embroidery. A label at the back of the neck reads, "Eisenberg and Sons Original.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1930-1939
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1950.3a-d
Description
Brown silk dress with full, long sleeves and a slightly raised waist. The skirt portion has been detached from the bodice. The top of the sleeves are pleated with small knife pleats close to the wearer's arm, and the rest of the sleeve is left very loose, curving into the inner seam. The disassembled dress consists of a bodice, a skirt (waist band replaced), a capelet, and a belt.
Context
Worn by Olivia Blodgett Carpenter of Burlington, VT, for her wedding
Acquisition
Accession Number
1950.3
Source or Donor
Blodgett, Mary R.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1835-1840
Lexicon
Dress,Dress, Wedding,Main Garments,Wedding Objects,Clothing,Ceremonial Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Carpenter, Olivia Blodgett (1811-1841)
Burlington
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1977.45.1
Description
Blue-and-white striped nurses uniform. The dress consists of a simple skirt with two wide tucks along the bottom gather to the waist of a puff-sleeved bodice. The bodice is lined in white cotton, which is attached to the back of the dress, but separate from the front, allowing the front of the bodice to sit loose. The bodice and lining close separately. The attached sleeves are short puffed sleeves, and the long sleeves attach to the short with buttons. The buttons are on the short sleeves, with detachable sleeves having only buttonholes. The name "L Chapman Tatro" is written on the inner back lining.
Context
Worn by Leah Chapman Tatro, a nurse at the Vermont State Hospital from 1912 to 1920.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1977.45
Source or Donor
Tatro, Edward E.
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
xs
Fabric
Plain Weave
Material
Cotton
Color
Blue
Made or Created
1915
Lexicon
Uniform,Dress,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Tatro, Leah Elizabeth Chapman (1888-1977)
Waterbury, Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1979.8.4a-b
Description
Two-piece brown wool dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The bodice is made from a brown plaid on the body and plain brown striated wool on the sleeves. It opens up the center front with 12 self-fabric covered buttons and fits to the wearer's body with four tucks. The cuffs and hem are decorated with gathered brown wool, and the hemline is pointed at both the front and back. The skirt is made as one piece, attached to a wide waistband (modern), but styled to look like a petticoat and overskirt. The overskirt portion covers the sides and back and is made of plain brown wool, while the petticoat portion shows at the front and around the hem and is made of brown plaid wool. The skirt is decorated with ruched self fabric around the edges of the various pieces and in an arch across the front hem. The back is decorated with pleated, horizontal strips of the plaid fabric.
Context
Worn by Isabel Jane Safford in Jericho, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1979.8
Source or Donor
Saccocia, Isabel Jackson Nuquist (1924-2009)
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1880
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Safford, Isabel Jane Williams (1850-1912)
Related Place
Jericho
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1979.8.5a-b
Description
Two-piece linen dress consisting of a jacket and skirt. Both the bodice and the skirt and trimmed with semi-circular tabs attached at the hems, cuffs, collar, center placket, and side-front skirt seams. Each tab is bound in white cotton. The bodice is long-sleeved and secures down the center front with mother-of-pearl buttons. The skirt is additionally trimmed in the back with gathered strips of self fabric.
Context
Worn by a member of the Safford or Jackson family of Jericho, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1979.8
Source or Donor
Nuquist, Isabel
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Linen
Lexicon
Habit, Riding,Dress, Day,Suit,Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1979.8.8
Description
Sheer blue-and-white printed cotton dress. The fabric is very finely woven and printed with blue floral vines forming vertical stripes. The long sleeves are constructed in two parts with a large tuck above the elbow. The bodice opens in the center front and secures with black buttons. The skirt attaches to the bodice with small cartridge pleats. There is a large tuck along the bottom of the skirt, and the hem is faced in cotton.
Context
Worn by a member of the Safford or Jackson family of Jericho, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1979.8
Source or Donor
Nuquist, Isabel
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1951.13.4
Description
Black silk crepe sleeveless dress. The dress has an ivory lace bertha collar with a pink silk flower pinned to the right shoulder. The center front of the dress is studded with a line of rhinestones down the center, imitating buttons. The waistline is dropped to the hips and is accented with a permanently affixed silk satin ribbon belt with an eye-shaped rhinestone medallion at the center front. The skirt is pleated and falls in a handkerchief hem.
Context
Worn by Mary Josephine Jenkins of Bradford, Vermont, while visiting Florida in 1925.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1951.13
Source or Donor
Jenkins, Mary Josephine R. (1872-1968)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Cotton
Glass
Made or Created
1925
Lexicon
Gown, Evening,Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Jenkins, Mary Josephine R. (1872-1968)
Bradford, Florida
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1980.2.1a-b
Description
Two-piece blue-checked silk dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The bodice has long sleeves with black lace cuffs and opens up the center front with 16 blue buttons. It is shaped to the wearer's body through four darts, and the hem is pointed. The skirt is made as a single piece attached to a cotton waistband, but is styled to look like a skirt and overskirt. The hem of the skirt is decorated with two rows of self-fabric knife pleats. The overskirt is gathered over a blue satin ribbon and hangs in swags over the back.
Context
Likely worn by Bessie Royce of Moretown, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1980.2
Source or Donor
Seguin, Verna Conrad
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1880-1887
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Moretown
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1966.22.2b
Description
Salmon pink lace dress with no sleeves and a dropped waist. The dress has a square neckline with bands that extends in a V-shape to the waist, with a bow in the center. There is a triangular insert between the bands. The skirt is gathered into the waistline. The lace is machine-embroidered netting in a pattern of grapes, Greek keys, and flowers, arranged in horizontal lines.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1966.22
Source or Donor
Wood, Ruth Armine Leavitt (1901-1971)
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Lace
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1925
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1980.9a-b
Description
Two-piece silk dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The dress is brown silk satin trimmed with olive green brocade woven into a Japanese crest inspired design. The bodice has 3/4-length sleeves finished with pleats and a band around the cuff. The center front of the bodice is green within the two princess seams and trimmed in brown piping. It closes down the center front with brown button and has a short standing collar. The skirt is draped asymmetrically and trimmed along the hem of all draped pieces in green. The bottom hem is trimmed in pleats.
Context
Worn by Catherine Harrington Gleason of Richmond, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1980.9
Source or Donor
Freeman, Doris
Paquin, Mary
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Made or Created
1870
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Gleason, Catherine Harrington (1843-1885)
Richmond
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1995.32.8
Description
Long-sleeved white lace shift dress with pointed fall collar. The dress opens in the center front to the wearer's waist, and the opening secures with a zipper. The body of the dress is lined, but the sleeves are not.
Context
Likely worn by a member of the Sanguinetti family in Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1995.32
Source or Donor
Sanguinetti, Patricia B.
Sanguinetti, Ronald
Mitchell, Marcia
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Gift of Patricia Sanguinetti, Ronald Sanguinetti, and Marcia Mitchell
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Child's Medium
Made or Created
1970-1979
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Barre City, Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2005.16.1
Description
Ivory silk crepe dress with a lace collar and sleeves. The dress is straight cut with panels gathered to the hip on either side, and a loose rectangular panel at the center back. The back panel is toped with a large, self-fabric bow, which sits at the hip. The lace collar stretches straight across the neckline, splitting in the back to highlight a short, lace-lined split that ties at the top.
Context
Worn by Edna Reid Suitor at her marriage to Alexander Walker in Barre, Vermont, in 1923.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.16
Source or Donor
Walker, Nancy A. (1929-2012)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Crepe
Lace
Material
Made or Created
1923
Lexicon
Dress, Wedding,Dress,Wedding Objects,Main Garments,Ceremonial Objects,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Walker, Edna Reid Suitor (1897-1990)
Barre City
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2005.17
Description
White silk crepe dress with a lace yoke and butterfly sleeves. The waist is accented with a wide, permanently attached tie of the same crepe.
Context
Worn Norma Giacomini for her graduation from Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont, 1931
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.17
Source or Donor
Giacomini, Norma (1914-2010)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Molinari, Aurilla
1931
Barre City
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Giacomini, Norma (1914-2010)
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1953.22.4
Description
Three-piece aqua silk dress consisting of a bodice, skirt, and over skirt. The bodice extends below the wearer's waist, with the hem falling into two points at both the front and the back. It opens at the center front and secures with large buttons. The sleeves and hem are trimmed with fringe. The sleeves are made in two parts: a wide oversleeve and lace undersleeves. The skirt has a long train. The overskirt is trimmed in the same fringe as the bodice.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1953.22
Source or Donor
Shaffer, Zepherine Ellen Towne (1883-1973)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1890
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Towne, Frances Laura Brown (1842-1937)
South Dakota
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1986.42.1
Description
Woman's brown plaid silk dress with long sleeves, a round neckline, and a full gathered skirt. The bodice opens down the center front and secures with hooks and eyes. There is a separate placket extending half way down skirt front. The bodice has boned, vertical darts in. The sleeves are cut narrow at the top, with ruffled inserts just below the shoulders, and extending to a wide bell shape with wide velvet bands at the cuff. The skirt is very full and tightly gathered at the waist. It has a narrow, lighter-brown corded binding along the hemline and a seam pocket on right side. The bodice of dress is lined in brown cotton, and the sleeves and skirt are lined in green cotton.
Context
Worn by Margaret Gray of Bradford, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1986.42
Source or Donor
Curtis, Ruth R.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
25" waist
Fabric
Taffeta
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1850-1859
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Gray, Margaret (1834-1924)
Bradford, Corinth
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1981.48.1
Description
Heavy, black and grey striped cotton velvet dress. The dress is one piece and slips on with no fastenings. It has long, slightly curved sleeves and no waistline. The collar and cuffs are appliqued with multicolored floral lace.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1981.48
Source or Donor
Selleck, Mrs.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1923-1924
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1954.4.13
Description
Black silk dress with full, slightly curved sleeves and high neckline. The bodice is shaped below the bust with darts angled toward the center front. The skirt is attached to the bodice in wide pleats.
Context
Worn by Lucy Hale Day of Ludlow, Vermont. According to family history, this was her "Sunday-go-to-meeting" dress.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.4
Source or Donor
Harding, Ina Harris
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Day, Lucy Munro Hale (1816-1887)
Ludlow
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1954.4.17a-b
Description
Black, two-piece silk and lace evening gown consisting of a bodice and skirt. The bodice has no sleeves and secures up the side front with hooks and eyes. The opening is decorated with silk florets and the center front is decorated with black lace. The skirt is made of several layers of black silk and lace and decorated with loose, vertical ribbons.
Context
Worn by Orietta Kingsbury of Ludlow, Vermont, and Brooklyn, New York, who worked as a dramatist.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.4
Source or Donor
Harding, Ina Harris
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Cotton
Baleen
Made or Created
1887-1889
Lexicon
Gown, Evening,Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Kingsbury, Oriette (1857-1922)
Ludlow, Brooklyn
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1982.27.2a-c
Description
Dress consisting of a bodice, skirt, and and overskirt. Each piece is made of red wool woven with black and white stripes. The hems of all three pieces as wells as the cuffs of the sleeves are decorated with bias-cut strips of self fabric, set so the stripes are angled diagonally. The button placket and two vertical stripes on the bodice are cut on the bias as well. The bodice opens at the center front and secures with brass buttons.
Context
Worn by Josephine Pratt Guernsey of Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.27
Source or Donor
Mowbray, Barbara Heple (1925-2000)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1865-1875
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Guernsey, Josephine Pratt (1858-1940)
Northfield
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.10
Description
Silver lamé dress with silk roses along the dropped waistline. The dress is sleeveless and secures at the right should and side seam with metal snaps. The shoulder seams and neckline are decorated with a single line of blue glass beads. The dress is straight cut and fits loosely with the dress only hitting the wearer's body at the hips, where the waistline sits. The waistline is accented with a permanently attached belt with a strip hanging on the left side to made the belt appear tied on. The front and back of the belt are decorated with three large, silk roses in yellow, pink-and-blue, and green. A green-silk-wrapped wire encircles the belt all the way around with silk leaves and buds protruding from it evenly around. The fabric is woven of dark blue or purple silk and thin ribbons of silver. It is woven in a weft-faced jacquard design of large-scale palm leaves.
Context
Likely worn by Ruth Raymond Jones of Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.31
Source or Donor
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Lamé
Material
Silk
Silver
Glass
Made or Created
1920-1929
Lexicon
Gown, Evening,Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Ludlow
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.11
Description
Blue and white windowpane checked housedress. The bodice of the dress has a central panel with two organza-covered lapels that together create a square neckline. The cuffs of the short sleeves are trimmed with organza ruffles. There is an attached cummerbund with a wavy hemline trimmed with organza ruffles that attaches at the center back underneath a loose strip of fabric. The skirt reaches below the wearer's knees and has a wavy hemline.
Context
Worn by Ruth Raymond Jones in Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.31
Source or Donor
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
1920
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Ludlow
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.15
Description
Pink silk chiffon dress with loose fabric drapings at the arms. The dress is straight cut and reaches to the floor or wearer's ankle. The sides are decorated at the front and back with lengths of ivory-colored lace that extends across the front hem. Instead of sleeves, a length of chiffon is attached to the outer edge of the lace above the wearer's arms.
Context
Likely worn by Ruth Raymond Jones of Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.31
Source or Donor
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Chiffon
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1920-1929
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Ludlow
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.26
Description
White linen dress with elaborate whitework and eyelet embroidery. The dress has a V-shaped neckline with a narrow shawl collar. It secures at the center front with three fabric-covered buttons, and the skirt fastens at the side front with metal snaps. The waistline is accented with an attached ribbon, and both the bodice and skirt are gathered into the waistline. The shoulders and skirt are heavily embroidered with floral whitework embroidery with eyelets at the center of each flower.
Context
Worn by Lena Elnora Levey Raymond in Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.31
Source or Donor
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Linen
Made or Created
1915
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938)
Ludlow
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.28
Description
Cream-colored silk chiffon dress with purple embroidery and lace. The bodice has a square neckline and elbow-length sleeves. There are purple shoulder straps, and the waistline, accented with a purple satin ribbon and silk flowers, sits near the wearer's natural waist. The skirt is constructed in layers: an opaque silk lining, purple floral lace, and short cream organza panels that fall to about the knee. The top layer of the skirt is embroidered with rayon thread with two clouds and straight stitched rectangles that stretch from the clouds to the bust. The sleeve cuffs are embroidered with a border in the same pattern as the rectangles.
Context
Worn by Lena Elnora Levey Raymond in Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.31
Source or Donor
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
27" waist
Made or Created
1915
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938)
Ludlow
Dress
Interpretative Labels
While the donor was born in Montpelier, her mother, Ruth Raymond Jones (1895-1982) was born and raised in Ludlow, VT. Ruth's father, George W. Raymond (1867-1959) was a second-generation clothing merchant there. While we have no evidence, it seems likely that the 'high fashion' nature of this gift may be due to the family business. It's easy to imagine Ruth's mother, Lena Levey Raymond (1873-1938) walking in Ludlow dressed in this fashionable suit.
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.29a-b
Description
Two-piece orange linen dress consisting of a tunic-style bodice and skirt. The waistline of the bodice sits tight on the body, causing the upper portion to fit loosely. There is a small triangular jumper attached the back neckline. The tunic secures up the center front and has a long peplum that falls over the skirt. It is embroidered with black French knots and stylized flowers. The walking skirt is slightly flared and has no embroidery.
Context
Worn by Lena Elnora Levey Raymond in Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.31
Source or Donor
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Linen
Made or Created
1910
Lexicon
Suit,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938)
Ludlow
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.36
Description
Beige net dress with small floral embroidery, short puff sleeves, and a two-tier skirt. The bodice front is held in a surplice over a center panel, all of sheer, embroidered net. The bodice back is held in a matching surplice over a center panel. The waistband is horizontally pleated satin with vertically pleated net appliqued to the top edge. There is a large, satin bow off center at the back of the waistline. The skirt is held in two tiers, falling from a triangular piece beneath the waistline that is reinforced with three lines of cording. Both tiers of the skirt are trimmed with knife pleated netting and satin. Both tiers of the skirt fall to a point at the center back.
Context
Worn by either Ruth Raymond Jones (1895-1982) or Lena Elnora Levey Raymond (1873-1938) in Ludlow.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.31
Source or Donor
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
1914-1916
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938), Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Ludlow, Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1276
Description
White, sheer cotton dress with scalloped waistline and straight hem. The dress has a slightly puffed sleeves and a scalloped collar. The skirt is sewn in four panels, seamed where the waistline points downward. There are no openings or closures.
Context
Worn by Lillian Healy Orr for her graduation from Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont, 1933
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1933
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Orr, Lillian Healy (1915-1999), Spaulding High School
Barre City
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1955.7.1a-b
Description
Two-piece dress consisting a bodice and skirt of shot grey silk taffetta. The bodice is buttoned down the center front with self covered buttons. The bottom corner of the center opening is turned out and tacked in place, showing the burgundy facing material. There is a small applied pocket at the proper right hip. The 3/4-length sleeves are trimmed with pleats. A small applied faux scarf or collar is tacked around the neckline and down the front. The back of the bodice is decorated with two burgundy-faced tails. The skirt is cut to accommodate a bustle. The seams are piped with burgundy silk, and the bottom is trimmed with box pleats of self fabric faced with burgundy.
Context
Worn by Amelia Pearce White of East Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1955.7
Source or Donor
Cole, Mabel White
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
25" waist
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1880
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
White, Amelia Pearce (1844-1926)
Calais
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1955.10.2
Description
Long-sleeved dress of brown printed cotton (calico). The fabric design consists of small red and tan leaves printed closely together on a striped brown ground. The bodice opens at the center front, securing with hooks and eyes. There is a narrow fall collar trimmed with red woven tape and a narrow band of lace. There is a multi-ribbon bow at the center neckline. The armscyes are low on the shoulder, and the sleeves are cut wide and curved. There is a band of bias-cut fabric edged in red tape encircling the sleeve near the wrist. The skirt is gathered to the bodice.
Context
Worn by Esther Marrs of Richmond, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1955.10
Source or Donor
Marrs, Mrs. Everett
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Calico
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Marrs, Esther Indiana Tubbs (1811-1881)
Richmond
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1955.10.6
Description
Black dress with a V-shaped yolk on the front of the bodice. The bodice opens down the center front and secures with eight velvet-covered buttons. The arms are set low on the shoulders and cut very full and curved. The cuffs and yolk are trimmed in narrow strips of velvet.
Context
Worn by Esther Marrs of Richmond, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1955.10
Source or Donor
Marrs, Mrs. Everett
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Marrs, Esther Indiana Tubbs (1811-1881)
Richmond
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2018.7
Description
Blue corduroy sleeveless dress. The left shoulder and bottom right of the skirt are embellished with the appliqued letters, "SHS". The bodice is cut into princess seams, and the skirt is a circle. The dress is lined in red.
Context
Worn by Sheila B. Calevro while a cheerleader at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.7
Source or Donor
Calevro, Sheila Buttura (b. 1945)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Archie Butture family
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Corduroy
Material
Cotton
Color
Blue
Made or Created
Artist
Pucci, Giuseppina (1923-1994)
1961-1963
Barre City
Lexicon
Dress, Midi,Uniform, Sports,Dress,Uniform,Main Garments,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Calevro, Sheila Buttura (b. 1945), Spaulding High School
Barre City
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2005.14.9
Description
White chiffon dress with pastel pink, green, and white floral embroidery at the center front and around the neckline. The white embroidery is on the outer layer of fabric, but the pink and green embroidery is underneath the outer layer of chiffon, giving it a muted appearance. The front bodice is gathered at the shoulders and under the wide, pleated waistband. The waistband is accented with a row of decorative white buttons. The three-quarter-length sleeves are decoratively tucked and have wide lace-edged cuffs.
Context
Worn by Elisa Fornarelli Nicolino Romerio at her marriage to Antonio Nicolino in Montpelier, Vermont, on September 27, 1913.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.14
Source or Donor
Franzi, Olive Romerio (1920-2018)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Chiffon
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1913
Ethnography
Italian American
Lexicon
Dress,Dress, Wedding,Main Garments,Wedding Objects,Clothing,Ceremonial Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Romerio, Elisa Fornarelli Nicolino (1893-1977)
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2005.39
Description
One-piece dress of brown and black check accented with red and green stripes. The neckline has a fall collar of white lace. The pagoda sleeves are accented at the top by twelve velvet buttons. The bodice opens up the center front and secures with nine velvet buttons. Both the skirt and bodice are lined with buckram, and the skirt has been lengthened two inches from the waist.
Context
Found in a house in Woodstock, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.39
Source or Donor
Irving, Judith
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
28" waist
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Woodstock
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1196a-c
Description
Dress consisting of a separate bodice and skirt. The fabric is a figured silk woven of pink wefts and blue warps. The ground is held in a plain weave, and a pattern of bellflowers, leaves, and berries or wheat is created with floats. The hem of the bodice, the skirt bustle, and two skirt ruffles are accented with white gauze. The ruffles, hem, and cuff gauze is held in knife pleats.
Context
May have been worn by a member of the Rugg family.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1959.18.2a-b
Description
Two-piece grey silk dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The bodice opens at the center front and secures with 12 brown buttons. The sleeves are 3/4 length, and the cuffs are decorated with self-fabric ruffles. The bodice is shaped to the wearer by four tucks, each of which has been let out about 1/4" from the original seam. There is a short, standing collar. The skirt consists of a false underskirt and front drape. The drape is edged with chenille fringe, and the there is room for a back bustle.
Context
Worn by Lottie E. Smith of Standish, ME, at her marriage to Edward F. Willey of Newmarket, NH, in Concord, VT, June 12, 1882.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.18
Source or Donor
Leach, Catherine C.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1882
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Frye, Lottie E. Smith (1865-1949)
Concord
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1959.19.1
Description
Silk dress consisting of an attached bodice and skirt. The dress is made from a plaid silk, with brown horizontal stripes and white-and-pink vertical stripes on a cream-colored ground. The bodice is fitted with six diagonal darts angled toward the center front. The bodice opens in the center front and is secured by hooks and eyes beneath a center row of buttons. The sleeves are in two parts: a net undersleeve, and a shorter, pagoda-style oversleeve in self fabric. The center front of the skirt is decorated with a complex design of triangular fabric panels connected at the points with buttons.
Context
Worn by Mary Ann Smith for her marriage to Carleton Stevens in Vergennes, VT, October 6, 1846
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.19
Source or Donor
Strong, Mrs. John Cipperly
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
30" waist
Made or Created
1846
Lexicon
Dress,Dress, Wedding,Main Garments,Wedding Objects,Clothing,Ceremonial Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Stevens, Mary Ann Smith
Vergennes
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1959.21.5
Description
Tan silk dress with large lace collar. The fabric is woven in one direction with gold thread and the other with green, giving an all-over tan color that shifts as the fabric folds. The bodice is fitted with curved V-shaped darts pointing toward the center front waistline. The long sleeves are full and curved toward the inner seam. The skirt gathers to the bodice at the waistline. The collar is formed of two layers of embroidered net stitched onto the neckline. The attachment may not be original as it is no attached straight.
Context
Worn by Sarah Bailey Cobb Field of Hardwick, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.21
Source or Donor
Field, Helen K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1843-1845
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Field, Sarah Bayley Cobb (1809-1863)
Hardwick
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.3
Description
White cotton long-sleeved dress. The dress opens down the center front from neck to hem, securing with eight white plastic buttons. There is a pointed fall collar and the sleeves end in blue cuffs. There are three pockets on the front: two at the hips and one at the right breast. The breast pocket has a red cross embroidered patch. The left sleeve has two small red embroidered line or bar patches above the cuff. The dress originally included a belt, now missing.
Context
The two bars on the sleeve indicate two years of service.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.9
Source or Donor
American Red Cross
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
Guild Uniforms
1941-1945
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Overdress,Uniform,Dress,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
American Red Cross
World War II
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2020.5.2
Description
Dark blue dress consisting of a nylon velvet bodice and blue-black shot polyester taffeta skirt. The bodice is decorated with a large bow at the center front in the same taffeta. The long sleeves sit slightly off the shoulder, and the fullness of the upper arm is gathered around elastic to create a "puffed" effect. The narrow cuffs are held with a single blue button each.
Context
Worn by Governor Madeleine Kunin, the first female governor of Vermont, to her second Inaugural Ball
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.5
Source or Donor
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
2
Velvet, Taffeta
Made or Created
1987
Relationships
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
Montpelier, Vermont State House
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2013.39.2a-b
Description
Green cotton dress with short sleeves and self-fabric fringe. The sleeves are cut in one with the body of the dress, which has a straight waist. There is long front on the sleeve cuffs, the hem, and in a diagonal line across the chest. Large sunburst patterns are embroidered with small beads at the center front chest and near the hem. The center and ends of each radiating line has a large glass bead. The dress is machine seamed, but all the decoration is hand applied.
Context
"Indian" costume made by Jeneva Peterson for a school play at Burlington High School. Years later, Peterson's children wore the dress as a Halloween costume for several years.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2013.39
Source or Donor
Perkins, Brenda Peterson (b. 1951)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In Memory of Jeneva Patterson Peterson
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Sateen
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
Artist
Peterson, Jeneva P. (1915-2008)
1930
Burlington
Lexicon
Costume, Theater,Costume, Performance,Public Entertainment Devices,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1277
Description
Floral printed cotton dress with wide, full sleeves. The fabric is printed in a design of large red lilies with sprays of brown, cream, and blue. The bodice is lined with white cotton. The neckline is cut wide, and the the bust is gathered at the center. The bodice secures down the center back with 6 mother-of-pearl buttons.
Context
Worn by Christine Bruce Urquhart of Stuartfield, Scotland
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1830
Scotland
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Urquhart, Christine Bruce (1810-1883)
Related Place
Scotland
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1289
Description
Black silk or rayon crepe dress with dropped waist and smocking at the hips. There is a horizontal stripe at the waist of black satin, and the skirt attaches to the bodice below the hips in a handkerchief style scalloped line. The hem is lower in the back than in the front. The neckline has a self-fabric faux tie trimmed in lace that thread through two slits in the bodice.
Context
Worn by Cordelia Dupre Cerasoli in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Crepe
Material
Silk
Rayon
Color
Made or Created
1925-1933
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Cerasoli, Cordelia Dupre (1900-1991)
Barre City
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2006.23
Description
Cream-colored silk/wool blend dress. The dress has short sleeves, each with four tucks, over long dotted lace undersleeves. The same lace is used above the v-shaped neckline to create a high collar. There are two rows of buttons on either side of the center front; the buttons are in groups of four and placed at the shoulders, hip, and hem. The bodice has a pinafore-styled front created by outward-facing tucks. There is a slight train, and the hem is faced with glazed cotton.
Context
Worn by Madge Rachel Richardson at her marriage to Percy Edward Heald in Chester, Vermont, on September 8, 1909.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.23
Source or Donor
Lawton, Margaret H.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Wool
Cotton
Made or Created
1909
Lexicon
Dress,Dress, Wedding,Main Garments,Wedding Objects,Clothing,Ceremonial Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Heald, Madge Rachel Richardson (1885-1937)
Chester
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1960.49.1a-b
Description
Two-piece cream-colored dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The bodice has a V-shaped neckline and short, puffed sleeves. It secures at the left side with hidden hooks and eyes, and has a pointed waistline. The skirt has a significant, round train accented with pleats and lace. The skirt is lined with glazed cotton.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.49
Source or Donor
Gaither
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Lexicon
Gown, Evening,Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Halifax
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2010.18.4a-c
Description
Dress consisting of a bodice and skirt with an accompanying belt. The bodice is tucked to a narrow waistline. It has shoulder caps that fall over the wide sleeves and both the caps and sleeves are trimmed with dark-blue fringe. The bodice opens down the center front and secures with round, dark-blue buttons. The opening is reinforced with hooks and eyes behind the buttons. The skirt is gathered to modern elastic waistband. The skirt previously opened on the side, but has since been stitched closed, and snaps added to the side opening.
Context
Worn by a member of the Ladd or Taggert families of Milton, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2010.18
Source or Donor
Ramsey, John
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1840
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Milton
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.12.2a-c
Description
Silk and velvet dress suit consisting of a petticoat, an underdress, and a jacket. The brown, velvet jacket has long sleeves and a center front silk damask panel in the same fabric as the skirt of the underdress. The panel opens at the proper left side, securing with metal snaps. The cuffs and collar are the same fabric as the panel, and second of white lace is attached over the damask one. There is a large, diamond-shaped stamp in the interior of the jacket that reads, "English Velvet & Cord Dyers Association Limited / EVD".

The jacket is worn above an underdress with a brown silk damask skirt and light-brown or tan cotton bodice. The bodice opens at the center front and secures with metal snaps, with hooks and eyes at the waistline. The armscyes are bound with pink ribbon.

The petticoat is made of glazed, brown cotton with black silk satin at the hem. There is a rectangular black satin patch at the waistline. The entire suit is hand sewn.
Context
Likely worn by Winona O'Neil Goodall of Plainfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.12
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
25" waist
Material
Silk
Cotton
Color
Made or Created
1920
Lexicon
Suit,Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Goodall, Winona O'Neil (1898-1960)
Plainfield
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.12.3a-b
Description
Cream colored dress printed with purple flowers and green leaves. The dress has kimono-cut sleeves and a V-shaped neckline. The bodice is dotted with rhinestones. The full skirt is attached to the waist line with large box pleats. There is an 11-inch zipper on the proper left side, stretching from underneath the armscye to the hip. There is a matching belt that threads through a loop at either side of the waistline.
Context
Worn by Winona O'Neil Goodall of Plainfield, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.12
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1945-1960
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Goodall, Winona O'Neil (1898-1960)
Montpelier, Plainfield
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.12.4
Description
Purple and blue floral-printed dress. The neckline is straight across in the front, and dips down into a V-shape in the back. There is a princess seam on one side at the front, with gathering near the wearer's waist. The skirt attaches to the bodice with pleats at the wearer's hips, and there is a blue bow attached at the dropped waistline along the princess seam.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.12
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1950
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.12.5a-b
Description
Twill-woven cotton dress with long sleeves and large, pointed collar. The neckline opens at the center front and secures with a single button at the collar, creating a key-hole opening. The dress opens at the proper left with a 12-inch zipper spanning from beneath the armscye to the hips. There is a matching belt with self-fabric-covered buckle that is held with loops on either side of the waistline. Both the cuffs and the hips are narrow with small, vertical tucks. There are should pads attached to the shoulder seams.
Context
Worn by Winona O'Neil Goodall in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.12
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1940
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Goodall, Winona O'Neil (1898-1960)
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.12.6a-c
Description
Cotton sundress with matching sweater and belt. The dress is made of pink cotton printed with darker pink flowers. It has a pleated bodice with shoulder straps. The skirt attaches to the bodice with pleats, and there is a tag that reads, "A Jerry Gilders Spactator" with an illustration of binoculars. The synthetic knit sweater has short sleeves and is appliqued on the front with individual flowers from the same fabric as the dress. It secures down the center front with buttons covered in the dress fabric. There is a matching belt with self fabric covered buckle and three holes.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.12
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1950
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.12.7a-b
Description
Blue dress with 3/4-length sleeves, wide collar, and organza pussy bow. The dress opens at the center front and secures with large, self fabric covered buttons. There is a matching belt with fabric-covered buckle.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.12
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
14 (32/26/35)
Made or Created
1950
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.12.8
Description
White heavy rayon dress with puffed short sleeves and a square collarless neckline. Red rickrack has been inserted between the show fabric and the lining at the collar and sleeves, creating a scalloped trim. The neckline opens at the center back and secures with a faux pearl button. The princess seams on the front are decorated with felt flowers and leaves from the shoulder seam to the wearer's waist. There are two ties on either side of the waist that tie at the back in order to fit the dress to the wearer. The dress opens on the proper left with a 10-1/2" zipper spanning from below the armscye to the hip.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.12
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
30" waist
Made or Created
1940
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.12.9a-c
Description
Black satin dress with matching belt and jacket. The dress has short, kimono-cut sleeves and a wide, V-shaped neckline. The dress opens on the proper left side with a 10" zipper. The bust is gathered at the center front, and there is a 5-1/4" inch peplum that connects over the side zipper with three metal snaps. There is a matching black satin jacket with long sleeves and narrow falling collar. It opens up the center front a secures with 6 fabric-covered buttons. There is also a matching belt that sits just above the peplum.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.12
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
12 (30/24/33)
Fabric
Satin
Made or Created
1948
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1260
Description
Maroon dress with 2-tiered skirt. The material is woven in a pattern of large squares on a background of small dots. The bodice is topped with a small yolk, and the center of the neckline is gathered downward. The neckline opens in the center back and secures with 5 satin-covered buttons. The long sleeves are gathered at the shoulder, and the cuffs secure with 4 buttons. The dress has an attached maroon lining that extends beyond the face material at the bottom to form the second skirt tier. There are snaps at the sides of the waist to close a side opening. There is a separate belt with a fabric-covered buckle that sits just below the wearer's waist.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Small
Made or Created
1915-1922
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1290
Description
Gold-colored silk brocade dress. The bodice has a round, collarless neckline trimmed in self piping. It opens up the center front and secures with hooks and eyes (10). The low-set sleeves are constructed in two parts, with the lower part flaring wide and gathering into the upper sleeves above the wearer's elbows. The seam is trimmed with wide black velvet ribbon, as is the cuff. The skirt is gathered into the bodice. The bodice and the skirt are lined with brown cotton while the sleeves are lined in brown, white, and black plaid cotton.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Brocade
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1850
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1973.27.4a-b
Description
White nurse's long-sleeved uniform dress or smock with long, wide collar. The dress buttons up the center front with white plastic buttons, hidden beneath a placket, from the upper thigh to the neckline. The waist of the dress is not shaped, but held with a wide belt that runs through belt loops at the sides and secures with two white plastic buttons at the center front. Fullness is added to the hips at either side by gathers just beneath the belt loops. There are two large patch pockets on either side of the hips.
Context
Worn by Ruby Grace Stone, who trained as a nurse in Burlington, Vermont, during WWI.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1973.27
Source or Donor
Sanborn, Mrs. G. Max.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Dress,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Stone, Ruby Grace (1886-1924)
Northfield, Burlington
World War I
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.4
Description
Grey short-sleeved uniform dress that opens down the center with eight white plastic buttons. The dress has a pointed fall collar of self fabric as well as a white, detachable collar buttoned on the inside of the neckline. There are three pockets on the front: two at the hips and one at the right breast. the breast pocket has a square, white patch with a red embroidered cross. The right sleeve has a round white patch with a red cross in the center and the words, "AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEER" around the edge.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.9
Source or Donor
American Red Cross
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Color
Gray
Made or Created
20th Century
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Dress,Uniform,Main Garments,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
American Red Cross
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.5
Description
Long-sleeved grey cotton uniform dress with white detachable collar, cuffs, and epaulets. The dress opens down the center front and secures with eleven white, plastic buttons. There are three front pockets: two on the hips and one on the right breast. The breast pocket has a square white patch with an embroidered red cross. The top of the pocket has a rectangular name tag pinned to it reading "Mrs. Schoppe". Above the nametag is a bar pin showing blue sides with a white center and a red cross. The upper right sleeve has a round white patch with a red cross in the center and the words, "AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEER" around the edge. Beneath the patch are three additional embroidered red patches: two chevrons and a bar. There is a self-fabric belt around the waist that secures at the front with two white plastic buttons.
Context
Worn by Cora Parkhurst Schoppe of Burlington, Vermont, in both military hospitals and Mary Fletcher Hospital. The insignia on the right arm indicates nine years of service.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.9
Source or Donor
American Red Cross
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
20th Century
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Dress,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Schoppe, Cora Parkhurst (1891-1977), American Red Cross
Burlington
World War II
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1961.42
Description
Plaid and ikat silk dress. The fabric is woven into a plaid design of varying shades of blue with subtle horizontal red stripes. The plaid is accented by vertical bands of ikat or chiné leaves. The bodice is shaped with four darts and the skirt is gathered into the bodice. The sleeves are cut into a surplice and trimmed with blue-and-white scalloped and fringed ribbon.
Context
Worn by Lucinia Martyn of Plainsfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1961.42
Source or Donor
McKnight, Katherine A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
24" waist
Fabric
Taffeta
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1858-1859
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Martin, Lucina Burnham (1812-1889)
Plainfield, Williamstown
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1973.54.1
Description
Brown figured silk dress trimmed with fringe. The bodice is fitted with panels that extend from the waist to the shoulders, extending over and past the armscye and trimmed with fringe. The wide, bell sleeves have an additional over sleeve ending above the wearer's elbow, both trimmed with fringe. The skirt is knife-pleated to the bodice, and the seam is trimmed with self piping. The silk is woven into a design of naturalistic roses, geometric key patterns, and diapering.
Context
Worn by Amanda Brink at her marriage to Aaron Parsons in Poultney, VT, on March 20, 1834.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1973.54
Source or Donor
St. John, Mrs. Earl
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1834
Lexicon
Dress,Dress, Wedding,Main Garments,Wedding Objects,Clothing,Ceremonial Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Parsons, Amanda Brink (1809-1889)
Poultney
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1268
Description
Green striped dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The bodice buttons up the center front, and the sleeves are cut low on the shoulder and wide, with a curve. The cuffs and hem are trimmed with green fringe. The skirt is of the same green striped fabric, trimmed with the same fringe 3/4 of the way down. The hem is faced with glazed cotton. There is a slight train.
Context
Said to have been worn by Florence Holden at her marriage to George Tilden in Barre, Vermont, June 17, 1896.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1869-1872
Lexicon
Dress,Dress, Wedding,Main Garments,Wedding Objects,Clothing,Ceremonial Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Tilden, Florence Belle Holden (1875-1962)
Barre City
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2020.31.1
Description
Black dress with red at hem and neckline. Both the false chemise and hem are decorated with gold brocaded details in a pattern of repeating circles. A belt is attached at the hip with a large, red beaded medallion at the center front. The belt is studded all the way around with black, square studs. The dress has a surplice bodice front, and the inner red lining is held onto the bodice by straps and ends at the waistline. The shoulders and the fitted waistline are gathered The seams are machine-stitched with a running stitch and the edges are whip-stitched. The bottom is the selvedge and the neckline has a rolled hem. There's an old collections tag that says "Proctor 75757."
Context
Worn by Mary Hedrick Procter (1878-1960), wife of Governor Redfield Proctor, in Proctor, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.31
Source or Donor
Augusta Auctions
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Made or Created
1926-1929
Lexicon
Dress, Cocktail,Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Proctor, Mary Sherwood Hedrick (1879-1960)
Proctor, Vermont State House
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1987.4.4
Description
Sheer black silk crepe dress with no sleeves. The bodice portion of the dress is made in two layers: The inner layer has ivory lace at the yoke and black fabric for the rest of the bodice. The black attaches to the yoke in an upside-down U shape. The outer layer attaches over the lace at the arm openings and curves down to the bottom of the neckline at the center front. The seam is accented with gathered sheer black fabric. The waistline is dropped and shaped into a upside-down U. The center front is just below the natural waist and the sides are below the hip. The waist seam shape gives the bottom hem a sloping "handkerchief" line.
Context
Worn by Helen Mary Worthley at her marriage to Nelson Clayton Bowles on June 2, 1927 in Bradford, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1987.4
Source or Donor
Bowles, Phyllis Perry (1929-2012)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Crepe
Lace
Material
Silk
Cotton
Made or Created
1927
Lexicon
Dress, Wedding,Dress,Wedding Objects,Main Garments,Ceremonial Objects,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Bowles, Helen Mary Worthley (1896-1975)
Bradford
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2014.42.1
Description
Black silk dress. The bodice is decoratively pleated into a V-shaped, low plunging neckline that secures in the center with hooks and eyes. The lining, a thick cotton, shows at the top center, indicating that there is a piece of show fabric missing. The sleeves are set low into the shoulder beneath a shoulder extension trimmed with a strip of black velvet.
Context
Worn by Mary Lamson Batchelder of Plainfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.42
Source or Donor
MacLean, Marilyn
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
26" waist
Fabric
Taffeta
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1850-1860
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Batchelder, Mary Lamson (1796-1881)
Plainfield
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1962.43.1a-b
Description
Blue and white silk two-piece dress consisting of a bodice with attached overskirt and skirt. The bodice has long, curve sleeves and opens down the center front, securing with blue post-backed buttons. The high neckline has a standing collar, and the bodice is pleated in knife pleats underneath an upper yolk. It falls into a sort of overskirt, cut in one piece with the front bodice and held in swags at the side. The gored skirt has a self-fabric ruffle at the bottom and an inserted panel of blue cotton at the rear that is covered by the overskirt when worn.
Context
Worn by Emily J. Thomas of Reading, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1962.43
Source or Donor
MacFarlane, Muriel L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Plain Weave
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1875
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Thomas, Emily Joslyn (b. 1842)
Reading
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1962.43.2
Description
Brown-and-black plaid silk dress. The plain-woven silk is woven into a black-and-brown plaid with prominent black horizontal lines. It is accented with woven vertical stripes of bright blue, red, and green. The bodice of the dress is lightly boned and fitted to the wearer's body with four tucks angled toward the center front. It opens at the center front and secures with hooks and eyes behind a row of black buttons. The dress has a high neckline, curved shoulders, and loosely-cut sleeves that curve slightly near the cuff. The skirt has a slight train and attaches to the bodice with knife pleats. The bottom of the skirt is faced in stiff cotton, and the hem is bound in green wool tape.
Context
Worn by Mrs. Hiram Thomas in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1962.43
Source or Donor
MacFarlane, Muriel L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1865
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Thomas, Emily Joslyn (b. 1842)
Felchville
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1989.29.3
Description
Grey cotton dress with long sleeves and a slightly dropped waist and floor-length hem. The dress secures at the center front with hooks and eyes beneath four velvet-covered buttons. The waistline, Peter Pan collar, and sleeve cuffs are trimmed in black velvet, and there is a velvet bow at the center front of the waistband. The bodice has three outward-facing tucks and both the bodice and skirt gather into the waistband. The dress has an inner bodice, attached to the outer fabric at the back but not the front, that secures in the center front with seven white glass buttons.
Context
Worn by Lizzie May Emery Parker Clark of Calais, Vermont. Clark worked as a dressmaker, and likely made this dress. She lived to be 106, though she was in her fifties when she wore this dress.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1989.29
Source or Donor
Leonard, Erlene (1933-2017)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1918-1925
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Silk
Relationships
Clark, Lizzie May Emery Parker (1866-1973)
Calais
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1966.12.1a-b
Description
Two-piece dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. Both pieces are constructed of cream and light-pink taffeta. The bodice has 3/4-length sleeves decorated at the cuffs with pleats and bows. The hem extend in a circle at the back, decorated with pleats and bow. The bodice opens at the center front and secures with self fabric covered buttons. The collar is decorated with multiple layers of lace. The sleeves and the center front of the bodice are pink and the sides of the bodice and cuff bands are cream.

The skirt is draped in a complicated, asymmetrical fashion, with portions of the hem trimmed with chenille tassels. The front drape and the side pieces are pink, and the the center back piece is gathered cream. The sides are decorated with faux-draped cream sashes.
Context
Worn by Leonora Brooks Shepherd to the opening ball of the Pavilion Hotel in Montpelier, Vermont. The dress was remade from two of Shepherd's dresses: the pink from a dress in her trousseau, and the cream from her wedding dress.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1966.12
Source or Donor
Robinson, Hilda S.
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1875
Lexicon
Gown, Evening,Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Shepard, Leonora Augusta Brooks (1839-1925)
Pavilion
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1966.22.3a-b
Description
Sheer pink georgette dress with long sleeves and dropped waist. The front of the dress is decorated with two vertical sections of pin tucks, machine stitched with bright yellow thread. The neckline has a double falling collar: the outer collar is the same fabric as the dress and the inner collar is a lighter shade of pink. The same fabric is used to accent the sleeve cuffs. The neckline opens at the center front and secures with collar pins at the neck line and at the bottom of the opening (now missing). The center front placket is accented with self-fabric ruffle along the left side. A self-fabric tie is secured into thread loops at the wearer's hips, and the dress has a wide hem. It would have been worn with an opaque slip, now missing.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1966.22
Source or Donor
Wood, Ruth Armine Leavitt (1901-1971)
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Georgette
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1925
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1986.42.2
Description
Black silk dotted dress with black velvet trim. The dots are flocked. The bodice is boned along the darts in the front, and the center front opening is held with hooks and eyes. The sleeve is formed in two parts, connected partway down the upper arm. The sleeve is a wide bell or pagoda shape. The skirt is cut very full and attaches to the bodice with 1-inch pleats in the front and double box pleats in the back. There are fabric loops sewn into the interior waistline at the side seams. The skirt is decorated with two wide velvet bands, one midway down and the other at the hem. There is a pocket set into the right side seam. The bodice is lined in brown cotton.
Context
Worn by Margaret Gray of West Bradford, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1986.42
Source or Donor
Curtis, Ruth R.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
26" waist
Made or Created
1850-1859
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Gray, Margaret (1834-1924)
Bradford, Corinth
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1962.52.2a-b
Description
Two-piece grey silk dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The bodice has 3/4-length sleeves and opens up the center front with 13 metal buttons. The center front placket is made of black silk that is gathered around cords placed horizontally in line with every other button. The cuffs are decorated with pleated black silk and white lace. The hem is slightly pointed in the front and very pointed in the back. The skirt is made in one piece but styled to look like a petticoat and overskirt, with grey silk on the top and hem and black silk in the middle.
Context
Worn by Mary Rodee of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1962.52
Source or Donor
Ingersoll, Mary Rodee (1886-1959)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1880
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Rodee, Mary C (1826-1884)
Barre City
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1988.9.1
Description
Wool dress printed with a striped and floral pattern. The fabric has a tan ground with red, pink and orange flower and greenery clusters. Each strip of flowers is separated by a series of stripes formed by lines of hexagons and a plaid center. Both the sleeves and the skirt are decorated with two tiers of ruffles or flounces. Edges are bound with self fabric. The bodice opens in the center front and secures close with hooks and eyes.
Context
Worn by Alice Melora Fuller Evans of St. Johnsbury, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1988.9
Source or Donor
Allen, Judith Anne
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
23.5" waist
Made or Created
1856
St. Johnsbury
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Evans, Alice Melora Fuller (1834-1881)
St. Johnsbury
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1987.37.1
Description
One pieces yellow silk ball gown with fitted bodice, trimmed with ivory lace at the neckline, cuffs and hemline. There is yellow ribbon trim at the back of the bodice that extends down the length of the skirt. The bodice is fitted to the wearer with 20 rows of corded gathers around the torso. The same gathers are at the sleeve cuffs, and the tops of the sleeves are gathered vertically. The hem of the skirt is held out with boning. The dress opens at the side, securing with hooks and eyes.
Context
According to family history, this dress was worn by Leonora Brooks Shepard of Montpelier, VT, to the inaugural ball of President Ulysses S. Grant.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1987.37
Source or Donor
Robinson, David
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
22" waist
Made or Created
1870
Lexicon
Gown, Evening,Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Shepard, Leonora Augusta Brooks (1839-1925)
Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1963.27ab
Description
Two-piece dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The bodice is styled to look like a layered blouse and blazer. The outer layer is grey silk moiré that opens in the center front with a brown velvet shawl collar and cuff bands. At the center, there is a layer of pink silk draped from left shoulder to right waistline, and blouse front of brown velvet with a pointed hem and pointed falling collar. The cuffs are accented with a roll of pink silk. The skirt is made of the same grey silk moiré. It is held in pleats on the sides and has a slight train. Two horizontal lines of brown velvet are at the center front near the hem. The hem is faced with grey glazed cotton.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1963.27
Source or Donor
Soule, Mrs. H. J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1885-1890
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Bakersfield
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1966.47.67
Description
Cream-colored dress with a lace-covered bodice and multi-layered skirt. The dress has elbow-length lace sleeves and a square neckline. The bodice has two straps of chiffon extending from the shoulders to the waistline and embroidered with eyelets in a shooting star pattern. The skirt has three layers, each about 6 inches shorter that the one underneath. The uppermost layer has a scalloped hem, and the innermost layer is reinforced by a row of knife pleats on the interior.
Context
Owned by Alice Emery Ladd Goss of Middlesex, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1966.47
Source or Donor
Rice, Martin
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1914-1917
Lexicon
Dress,Dress, Wedding,Main Garments,Wedding Objects,Clothing,Ceremonial Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Goss, Alice Emery Ladd (1876-1964)
Middlesex
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1966.55.2a-b
Description
Black silk dress consisting of a bodice or jacket and skirt. The long-sleeved bodice extends to the wearer's hip and is shaped in the front with four princess seams. The cuffs consist of three pointed layers and are trimmed with black-and-white lace. The back hem of the bodice is longer than the front. The skirt has a very slight train and is decorated on the front panel by six rows of horizontal ruffles (in two groups of three) and vertical ruffles along each seam. The hem is faced in glazed cotton.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1966.55
Source or Donor
Carlisle, Lilian Baker (1912-2006)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1966.55.3a-b
Description
Brown silk dress consisting of a separate skirt and bodice. The bodice opens down the center front and secures with 10 self fabric covered buttons. The cuffs, hem, and a V near the standing collar are embellished with brown fringe. The sleeves are cut slightly wide with a small curve at the elbow. The cuffs are decorated with ribbon flowers. The bodice is shaped to the wearer's torso with four darts that angle toward the center front and end at the waistline. The skirt consist of an attached skirt and overskirt. The overskirt is edged in brown fringe and gathered onto a drawstring at the side. The hem is decorated with applied pleats.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1966.55
Source or Donor
Carlisle, Lilian Baker (1912-2006)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1986.17.1a
Description
One-piece plum-colored silk dress. The bodice front has a faux stomacher in the shape of a V. It is heavily embroidered with sequins and beads and covered in a layer of sheer silk, muting the sparkle of the sequins. above the stomacher is a bib/yoke and collar of metallic lace. The bib and stomacher are edged in silver lace. There is a beaded tassel attached to the upper left corner of the stomacher. The sleeves are made of gathered chiffon with a panel of heavier silk along the inner arm edged in silver lace. There is metallic lace at the cuffs. The skirt is in two layers; the top layer has an upside-down U-shaped hem that aligns with the bottom hem at the back. The hemline of the top layer as well as a parallel line several inches above the hem are edged in brown satin ribbon.

The dress has a matching coat, object number 1986.17.1b.
Context
Worn by Emma Minor Mott Brewer in Washington, DC
Acquisition
Accession Number
1986.17
Source or Donor
Hitchcock, Lydia P.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
25" waist
Material
Silk
Silver
Glass
Made or Created
Seal
1910
Washington
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Brewer, Emma Minor Mott (1851-1924)
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1966.72.9a-b
Description
Two-piece, yellow silk dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The bodice opens at the center front and secures with laces. It has curved, 3/4-length sleeves. The cuffs, shoulders, and collar are decorated with daisy-patterned and palm-leaf-patterned laced. The skirt is made from the same silk and uses the same palm-leaf-patterned lace as an overskirt covering the back. The front hem is accented with pleats of the yellows silk and the back, which falls into a circular train, is finished with piping.
Context
Worn by Lizzie Maria Weeks at her marriage to Charles Lincoln Goss in Brandon, Vermont, Sep. 27, 1882.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1966.72
Source or Donor
Rice, Genevieve Goss
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1882
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Goss, Lizzie Maria Weeks (1857-1890)
Brandon
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1967.79.1a-b
Description
Two-piece dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The fabric is a plain-woven blue silk printed with small, abstract geometric shapes. The bodice opens up the center front and secures with 15 metal buttons. The sleeves are made in two parts: a tight cuff that reaches nearly to the elbow, and a very loose upper. There is a short standing collar trimmed the lace. The sleeve cuffs are also trimmed in lace and decorated with yellow ribbon. The gored skirt is slightly gathered in a self-fabric waistband. The hem is faced with brown glazed cotton and bound in blue woven tape.
Context
Worn by a member of the Waterman family of Fairlee, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1967.79
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Cotton
Metal
Made or Created
1900
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Fairlee
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1963.60.3a-b
Description
Two-piece printed cotton dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The fabric is printed with a closely repeating design of tan flowers and vines on a green gown. The Bodice has long sleeves and opens up the center front with a row of white buttons. It has a high collar and pointed hem, and the show fabric is gathered at the shoulder seams and falls in gathers to the center waist. The skirt is gathered to a narrow waistbands. The hem is faced with brown glazed cotton.
Context
Worn by Phoebe Celley Towne of Waterbury Center, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1963.60
Source or Donor
Shaffer, Zepherine Ellen Towne (1883-1973)
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1870
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Towne, Phoebe Celley (b. 1813)
Waterbury
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1963.62.2a
Description
Fawn or pale green dress with full sleeves. The bodice is fitted at the waistline with fullness added at the bustline via pleats at the shoulder seam. There is a false Henley opening at the center front. The wide waistband is set slightly higher than the wearer's natural waist, and is accented by a separate wide belt in self fabric. The sleeves are cut very full until near the wearer's wrist, at which point they are tightly fitted. The fullness is worked into the armscye with knife pleats oriented toward the front. The cuffs are slit, allowing a portion of the sleeve to cover the wearer's hand, and the cuffs are accented by a self-fabric strap. The full skirt attaches to the bodice with wide knife pleats oriented toward the center front. The dress has a matching pelerine.
Context
Worn by Caroline Betsy Weaver of Plymouth, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1963.62
Source or Donor
Mason, Norman P.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1830
Lexicon
Dress, Wedding,Dress,Wedding Objects,Main Garments,Ceremonial Objects,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Mason, Caroline Betsy Weaver (1807-1841)
Plymouth
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2020.5.1a-c
Description
Burgundy velvet dress with overskirt and shawl. The dress features a slightly dropped waist and puffed upper sleeves, reminiscent of mutton-chop sleeves. The bodice is decorated with two applique vines in pink chiffon, accentuated with clear crystals. The cuffs of the long sleeves are decorated with the same pink chiffon held in a pleated ruffle.

The over skirt is made in a narrow A-line cut and features a wide waistband decorated in an appliqued, curly line with a stylized daisy at the center. The hem of the skirt is split in the center front, allowing the skirt of the dress to show.

The shawl consists of a long rectangle of the same burgundy velvet as the dress and skirt, lined with the same pink chiffon used to decorate the bodice.
Context
Worn by Governor Madeleine Kunin, the first female governor of Vermont, to her first Inaugural Ball
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.5
Source or Donor
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
2
Fabric
Velvet
Material
Polyester
Made or Created
1985
Relationships
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
Montpelier, Vermont State House
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2011.61a-b
Description
Two-piece dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. Both are made from lightweight white cotton printed with an abstract pattern of a paisley-type swirl surrounded by sprigs of small berries or flowers (visually similar to dill) and two rose buds. The bodice opens at the center front and secures with hooks and eyes. It has a small, pointed yolk at the top, and the shirt front attaches to the yolk with a raised ruffle. The bodice is shaped to the wearer through gathers at the center front. The sleeves have long cuffs and are puffed at the top. The full skirt is gathered to a waistband and decorated with three horizontal tucks near the hem.
Context
Found in the attic of a house in Moretown, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2011.61
Source or Donor
Marsh, Earline
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
22" waist
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1865-1875
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Moretown
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1968.25.4
Description
Blue cotton dress printed with small white floral vines forming narrow vertical stripes. The bodice comes to a point at the center front and is shaped with six darts. It opens at the center front and secures with hooks and eyes. The sleeves are cut wide and do not narrow into a cuff. The skirt is gathered into the bodice.
Context
Likely worn by a member of the Jones family of Waitsfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1968.25
Source or Donor
Jamieson, Mrs. Mahlon
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1850
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Waitsfield
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1968.25.5
Description
Green silk georgette dress with long sleeves and a handkerchief hem. The dress has an attached green satin slip with a white lace yoke that comes to a point at the center front. There is a narrow, self-fabric bow at the left front hip. The skirt is two layers, both gathered to the diagonally slanted waistline. There are seven vertical pin tucks at the center back neckline.
Context
Worn by a member of the Jones family of Waitsfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1968.25
Source or Donor
Jamieson, Mrs. Mahlon
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Georgette
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1927-1930
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Waitsfield
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2015.2.3a-b
Description
Teal and black brocade dress and separate overskirt. The fabric is woven in a closely repeated pattern of black medallions with a teal quatrefoil in the center on teal ground. The dress has long, curved sleeves with no cuffs. The bodice secures up the center front. The waistline sits either at the wearer's natural waist or just above. The bodice is decorated with several green and black rosettes placed in a U-shape from the shoulders across the bust. There is a very slight train at the hem of the skirt, and the hem is faced with glazed cotton. The handwritten tag "Mrs. Eben Sutton" is stitched into the back of the bodice lining. The overskirt is made from the same fabric of the dress and is gathered at the back and held with a large bow lined in black netting.
Context
Said to have been owned by Ruth Chamberlin Sutton (1886-1978), owner of the dry goods store "The Old Bee Hive" in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2015.2
Source or Donor
Wallman, Ruth
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
27" waist
Fabric
Brocade
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1860-1870
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Sutton, Ruth Chamberlin (1886-1978)
Burlington
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2015.2.4
Description
Floral printed dress trimmed with brown and blue fringed ribbon. The fabric is printed in an all-over pattern of brown flowers with brightly-colored centers (pink, green, blue, and yellow). The bodice opens down the center front and secures with hooks and eyes. The sleeves are constructed in two parts with an outer bell sleeve attached at the elbow. The skirt attaches to the bodice with cartridge pleats and there is a very slight train. The hem is faced with glazed cotton.
Context
Said to have been owned by Ruth Chamberlin Sutton (1886-1978), owner of the dry goods store "The Old Bee Hive" in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2015.2
Source or Donor
Wallman, Ruth
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
22" waist
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1850-1860
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Sutton, Ruth Chamberlin (1886-1978)
Burlington
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2015.2.6
Description
Black silk dressing gown. The silk is printed in white with ovals created from smaller circles. The long sleeves and high collar are trimmed with black silk and black-and-tan plaid silk. The gown opens at the center front and buttons all the way to the floor, but only the top seven buttons are functional. There is a train. The gown is lined in brown glazed cotton, and the hem is bound with narrow black tape.
Context
Said to have been owned by Ruth Chamberlin Sutton (1886-1978), owner of the dry goods store "The Old Bee Hive" in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2015.2
Source or Donor
Wallman, Ruth
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1900-1909
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Sutton, Ruth Chamberlin (1886-1978)
Burlington
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1968.25.42
Description
Black satin-woven silk dress. The dress has long sleeves as is constructed in one piece to appear to be several layers: an outer dress, a vest, and an underdress. The outer layer has a shawl collar that extends to the waistline, which sits near the wearer's natural waist. There are two colorfully printed floral bands between the two black layers. The neckline has white lace in a V-shaped surplice.
Context
Worn by a member of the Jones family of Waitsfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1968.25
Source or Donor
Jamieson, Mrs. Mahlon
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1918-1922
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Waitsfield
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1968.25.67
Description
Black silk taffeta housedress or dressing gown. The dress has a V-shaped neckline and secures in the center front with hooks and eyes. The long sleeves has white organza cuffs embroidered with black and white dots.
Context
Worn by a member of the Jones family of Waitsfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1968.25
Source or Donor
Jamieson, Mrs. Mahlon
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
26" waist
Fabric
Taffeta
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1910
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Waitsfield
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1970.16.17a-b
Description
Two-piece dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The jacket-style bodice buttons up the center front with large, fabric-covered buttons. It has three-quarter-length sleeves that fold up to show silk satin cuffs, and a surplice peplum. There is a wide, pointed falling collar that starts at the shoulders and extends across the back neckline. There is a blue rope belt permanently secured at the waist with two frog attachments at either side of the center opening. Two lengths of rope hang from the left side, ending in tassels. The skirt has short bone stays around the waist. The front panel is decoratively draped into the left side seam with two tucks near the waist and a buttoned swag near the knee.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1970.16
Source or Donor
Martindale, Lois M.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1908-1910
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Silk
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1971.24.1
Description
Blue chiffon short-sleeved dress with olive-green taffeta lining. The collar and waistline are trimmed with black velvet, and there is a violet silk rose on the waistline from which hangs a length of velvet trimmed in pompoms. At the center bodice and on the skirt, the lining is appliqued with printed pink roses and green flowers. The shoulder are accented with wide sections of ivory lace beneath draped blue chiffon, gathered to two blue silk flowers just above the waist.
Context
Worn by Zepherine Ellen Towne Shaffer
Acquisition
Accession Number
1971.24
Source or Donor
Shaffer, Zepherine Ellen Towne (1883-1973)
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1911
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1969.8.4a-c
Description
Two piece dress of semi-sheer cotton consisting of a blouse or jacket and a skirt. The fabric is woven in a pattern of window-pane checks and thick vertical stripes. It opens at the center front and secures with 15 white buttons. It has a separate collar or necktie. The 3/4-length sleeves are trimmed at the cuffs with self fabric, as are the hems of both the blouse and skirt. The bottom half of the skirt is trimmed with four self fabric flounces.
Context
Made and worn by Sara Baird Blair in Waitsfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1969.8
Source or Donor
Bragg, Ethel Jessamine Billings (1889-1981)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
Artist
Blair, Sarah Minerva Baird (1845-1922)
1870
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Blair, Sarah Minerva Baird (1845-1922)
Waitsfield
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1969.14.3a-b
Description
Two-piece dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The bodice is constructed of a plain-woven silk with a brown plaid design. It opens up the center front and secures with 14 carved shell buttons. The 3/4-length sleeves are curved at the elbow, and the cuffs are decorated with piping and pleated brown silk. There is a brown silk belt (backed with buckram) across only the front of the bodice, permanently attached at the side seams and securing at the center front with three hooks and eyes. The hem line is extended in a U-shape at the center back. The skirt is constructed in two parts: an overskirt of the same plaid silk, and a plain brown underskirt of the same fabric as the belt and cuffs. The over skirt is gathered into a bustle or swags.
Context
Worn by a member of the Bigelow family of Stowe, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1969.14
Source or Donor
Bigelow, Edwin L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Shell
Cotton
Made or Created
1880
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Stowe
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1969.14.8
Description
Brown cotton dress. The fabric is in a faux ikat or faux knitted design of horizontal stripes in various shades of brown. The sleeves are set low in the should and gathered into the armscye. The bodice opens at the center front and secures closed with 8 velvet-covered buttons. The skirt attaches to the bodice with knife pleats.
Context
Worn by a member of the Bigelow family of Stowe, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1969.14
Source or Donor
Bigelow, Edwin L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Calico
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1860-1870
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Stowe
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1969.14.14
Description
Brown and rust striped dress made of very heavy brushed cotton. The fabric is printed in gradient stripes of cream and rust. The stripes are accented by an all-over design of faux-ikat paisley elements. The sleeves are set very low in the shoulders and formed in two part, connecting with a line of black piping. They are cut very full around the elbows. The cuffs and the collar are trimmed in lace: the collar is machine made lace and the cuffs are eyelet.
Context
Worn by a member of the Bigelow family of Stowe, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1969.14
Source or Donor
Bigelow, Edwin L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Stowe
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1971.50.1a-b
Description
Two-piece dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The bodice is styled to look like a jacket over a blouse. The "jacket" is made of very dark purple velvet and secures at the center front waist with 6 buttons. Rows of false buttonholes with permanently affixed buttons continue up either side of the false opening to the narrow falling collar. The "blouse" in the center is cream-colored silk. The bodice has long sleeves that are slightly full at the top and taper to the cuff and a pointed hem with a sparrows tail back.

The skirt is made of layers of cream-colored silk damask and dark purple velvet. The velvet visually acts as an overskirt, covering the back of the skirt. The floral damask shows at the front of the skirt and around the hem. The hem is further accented with layers of damask pleats, lace, and pleated mesh. There is a long train.
Context
Made for Sarah Salome-Fish Clement of Rutland, Vermont, while on vacation in Italy.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1971.50
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1884
Livorno
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Clement, Sarah Salome-Fish (1832-1906)
Rutland
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1919.2
Description
Long-sleeved black silk dress. The bodice opens down the center front and secures closed with large, acorn-shaped buttons. There is a narrow fall collar, and the front of the bodice is decoration with two triangular tucks oriented toward the center front waistline. The sleeves end in piped, stitched-down cuffs, and the sleeves are slightly curved inward. The skirt attaches to the bodice with wide pleats, and two wide tucks run along the bottom.
Context
Worn by Clarinda Stearns of Williston, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1919.2
Source or Donor
Duncan, Mrs. Mary Hart
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Taffeta
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Stearns, Clarinda
Williston
Dressing Gown
Name/Title
Dressing Gown
Entry/Object ID
1977.14
Description
Paisley wool dressing gown. The gown opens down the center front and secures with 13 velvet-covered buttons. The bodice seams, cuffs, and two front pockets are accented with black velvet ribbon. The hem is cut into a rounded train that is faced with glazed cotton.
Context
Worn by Rosetta Hadlock Fowler of North Troy, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1977.14
Source or Donor
Rexford, Rosemary Alderson (1926-2020)
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Female
Material
Wool
Lexicon
Dress, House,Housecoat,Gown, Dressing,Dress,Dressingwear & Nightwear,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Fowler, Rosetta Hadlock (1866-1946)
North Troy
Dressing Gown
Name/Title
Dressing Gown
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1267
Description
One-piece dressing gown of red-printed wool. The print alternates between multicolored vertical stripes and red-on-red flowers. The sleeves are cut low in the shoulder. The is a slight train.
Context
Possibly owned by Mary Carswell of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Gown
Female
Made or Created
1870
Lexicon
Gown, Dressing,Dressingwear & Nightwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Smith, Ethel Carswell (1875-1958), Carswell, Mary (1851-1936)
Barre City
Dressing Gown
Name/Title
Dressing Gown
Entry/Object ID
1963.62.1
Description
Brown-and-white striped dressing gown trimmed at the center opening, collar, cuffs, and hem with floral-printed red cotton tape. The waistline is gathered beginning at the front sides and stretching all the way around back. The gown is lined in a brown-and-white checked fabric of the same shades as the outside fabric.
Context
Worn by a member of the Mason family in Plymouth, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1963.62
Source or Donor
Mason, Norman P.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Robe
Female
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1870
Lexicon
Gown, Dressing,Dressingwear & Nightwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Plymouth
Dressing Gown
Name/Title
Dressing Gown
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1273
Description
Paisley wool dressing gown trimmed with green velvet ribbon. The gown opens at the center front with green buttons. The bodice is lined with cotton calico. There is a train.
Context
Owned by Clara Wood of Barre, Vermont. The gown was meant to be part of her wedding trousseau, but she died one month before her wedding.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Gown
Female
Material
Wool
Cotton
Silk
Made or Created
1869
Lexicon
Gown, Dressing,Dressingwear & Nightwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Wood, Clara H. (1851-1870)
Barre City
Dressing Gown
Name/Title
Dressing Gown
Entry/Object ID
1969.8.3
Description
Dressing gown of white cotton printed with an all-over repeating pattern of leaves. The gown opens down the center front and secures with white buttons. The hem and cuffs are fancifully cut in tab and bound with red cotton, as is a pocket set into the side seam of the skirt. The skirt is tacked up in several places, giving it a bustled or draped effect.
Context
Made and worn by Sarah Baird Blair in Waitsfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1969.8
Source or Donor
Bragg, Ethel Jessamine Billings (1889-1981)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Calico
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1870
Lexicon
Dress,Gown, Dressing,Main Garments,Dressingwear & Nightwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Blair, Sarah Minerva Baird (1845-1922)
Waitsfield
Face Shield
Name/Title
Face Shield
Entry/Object ID
2021.18.6
Description
Rectangular piece of clear, flexible plastic with a blue label across the top illustrating how to wear the face shield. At the back of the label is a pad consisting of five blocks of soft blue foam and a white elastic strap attached to either side of the shield with plastic rivets. The shield is within a sealed plastic pouch.
Context
Issued to frontline workers administering COVID-19 vaccines at the Champlain Valley Expo Center in Essex Junction, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.18
Source or Donor
Dopp, Sarah L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
INTCO Medical Industries, Inc.
2021
Lexicon
Mask, Surgical,Medical Accessories,Medical & Psychological T&E,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Materials
Plastic, Elastic
Relationships
Essex Junction
Covid-19 Pandemic
Fan
Interpretative Labels
Fan, 1858 Niagara Falls, New York Feathers, birch, porcupine quill This unusual artifact, at least to present day observers, seems barbaric. When it was made in the 1850s it was a souvenir. What we know about it is written in pencil on the lid of its custom-made box. The inscription reads, "bought at Niagara Falls 1858 by Mrs. Wm. Billings. Made by the Indians. Presented to Blanch C. Fisher, Randolph, Vt. by Mrs. Wm Billings Jan 22 1910 as a birthday present". Who were Mrs. William Billings and Blanch Fisher? At present we don't know. The quillwork and birch bark handle is of a type made by the indigenous peoples of the Northeastern part of North America (In particular New York or Canada). Pieces like this, as well as boxes and baskets, would have been sold at Niagara Falls, a popular tourist attraction even in the 1850s.
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1958.2a-c
Description
Round feather fan with a taxidermy Oriole in the center. The fan is ringed in pink feathers with white feathers in the center. A full bird sits in the center with black and yellow feathers, its wings outstretched. The stick handle is covered in leather embroidered with either feather tines or porcupine quills. The fan has a custom-shaped birchwood box.
Context
Purchased as a souvenir of Niagara Falls by Mrs. Wm. Billings.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.2
Made or Created
1858
Lexicon
Fan, Hand,Personal Assistive Objects,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Birch, Porcupine Quill
Relationships
Randolph
Gown
Name/Title
Gown
Entry/Object ID
1941.6
Description
Pink plain-woven silk dress with long sleeves. The bodice has an upper yolk, trimmed at the bottom with two rows of piping. The bottom of the yolk is shaped into a curved V, outline the shape of the wearer's breasts. The high waistline is formed by a drawstring directly beneath the wearer's breasts. The loose sleeves terminate with two gathered line, forming a wide cuff, with a ruffle trimmed in silk that would cover most of the wearer's hands. The dress opens at the center back and secures closed with a drawstring at the raised waistline and two buttons on the neck yolk. There is a pink satin ribbon attached to the side seams at the waist line that tie together over the closure tie.
Context
Purportedly worn by Mrs. John Mattocks of Peacham, VT, for the inaugural reception of her husband, Gov. John Mattocks in 1843.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1941.6
Source or Donor
Hunt, George W.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. George W. Hunt
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Taffeta
Material
Silk
Color
Pink
Made or Created
1843
Lexicon
Gown,Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Mattocks, Esther Newell (1792-1844), Mattocks, John (1777-1847)
Peacham, Randolph, Vermont State House
Gym Bag
Name/Title
Gym Bag
Entry/Object ID
2011.39.4
Description
Burgundy leather zippered gym bag with white piping along the seams and white plastic hinged handles. One side is printed with the word "SPAULDING" and has a white tag holder between the handle attachments. The bottom has four rounded metal feet.
Context
Owned by Joy Bagley McNeil as a student at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2011.39
Source or Donor
Tomasini, Donna M.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
SHS Class of 1956
Made or Created
1952-1956
Lexicon
Bag, Sport,Bag, Carrying,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Masonite, Metal, Leather
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Barre City
Gym Uniform
Name/Title
Gym Uniform
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1261
Description
Sleeveless burgundy jumper dress. The dress has a yolk top with a square-cut neckline. The lower part of the dress attaches to the yolk in wide box pleats. There is a separate sash for tying the waist. The garment would have been worn over a shirt.
Context
Gym uniform worn at the Goddard School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Child Medium
Made or Created
1920-1930
Lexicon
Suit, Gym,Jumper,Suit,Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Goddard College
Related Place
Barre City
Gym Uniform
Name/Title
Gym Uniform
Entry/Object ID
1995.2a-b
Description
Gym uniform consisting of a tunic top and bloomer-style pants, both made of tan cotton edged in black cotton tape. The tunic has long sleeves and reached to below the wearer's knees. The neckline is square and accented at the corners with triangular cutouts, each with mother-of-pearl buttons at the top corners. The tunic is cut straight, but the waist can be fitted with black cotton ties on either side.

The pants, or bloomers, have an elastic waistband (now permanently stretched), and elastic cuffs. The elastic cuffs are accented with black cotton tape and a loop of fabric creates a ruffle beneath the casing.
Context
Worn by Emily Kelsey Grow Steele at the Eureka School in Springfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1995.2
Source or Donor
Steele, Phyllis Glazier
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1890-1895
Lexicon
Suit, Gym,Suit,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Steele, Emilie Kelsey Grow (1881-1979)
Springfield
Gym Uniform
Name/Title
Gym Uniform
Entry/Object ID
2011.24.4
Description
White ribbed-cotton one-piece gym uniform. The suit opens up the center front a secures with 7 white buttons. There are short, cap sleeves and loosely fitted shorts. The waistline has belt loops on either side. There is a small pocket at the left breast.
Context
Worn by Katharine Eckly Dopp at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2011.24
Source or Donor
Dopp, Sarah L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Suit
Female
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
Arnold Constable & Company
1924-1928
Lexicon
Suit, Gym,Uniform,Suit,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
University of Vermont, Dopp, Katharine Eckley (1907-1999)
Burlington
Halter Top
Name/Title
Halter Top
Entry/Object ID
2003.12.11
Description
Magenta crepe-woven rayon halter blouse with 7 decorative covered buttons down the center front. The garment has an open back and secures behind the neck with snaps and at the waist with a tie. The waistband has three bones or stays.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.12
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Blouse
Female
Fabric
Crepe
Material
Rayon
Made or Created
1940
Lexicon
Blouse,Top, Halter,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Handkerchief
Name/Title
Handkerchief
Entry/Object ID
1993.26.2
Description
Red cotton handkerchief or scarf. The scarf is printed with a white, Greek key border. There are two white circles in the middle. The circle on the left is printed with a bust portrait of a bearded man wearing a suit facing to the right. The image is labeled, "JAMES A GARFIELD REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT". The circle on the right is printed with a bust portrait of a man with a mustache and very long mutton chops. The image is labeled, "CHESTER A. ARTHUR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR VICE PRESIDENT." Stamped at the top right corner is the label, "COCHRANE'S TURKEY RED".
Context
Owned by Jonathan Nothrup of Fairfield, Vermont, who babysat Chester Arthur as a child.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1993.26
Source or Donor
Sargent, Mrs. Winston A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1880-1881
Lexicon
Scarf, Neck,Handkerchief,Scarf,Personal Assistive Objects,Clothing Accessories,Personal Gear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Arthur, Chester Alan (1830-1886), Garfield, James Abram (1831-1881)
Fairfield
Haori
Name/Title
Haori
Entry/Object ID
2012.38.3
Description
Black and beige patterned men's haori kimono. The outer is a grey silk with a subtle woven pattern. The lining is constructed of strips of pattern-woven silks in greens and blues. The garment is T shaped, with the arms extending to match the length of the body. It opens down the center front, and the opening is bound in a strip of self fabric. There is a very wide hem, extending to approximately the wearer's waist.
Context
Owned by Drs. David and Michiko Fukuda in Barre, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.38
Source or Donor
Blackburn, Mariko Fukuda (b. 1948)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Haori
Male
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1967
Lexicon
Kimono,Jacket,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Fukuda, David Minoru (1921-2006), Fukuda, Michiko Nakamura (1922-1993)
Barre City
Hard Hat
Name/Title
Hard Hat
Entry/Object ID
1998.17
Description
White hard hat. The hat is made of molded plastic, with strapping lines running front to back, and a narrow brim. A green "label maker" sticker runs across the front brim that reads, "GOVERNOR DEANE C. DAVIS". Above that sticker was a sticker for Green Up Day, now missing. The hat is signed all over in grease pencil.
Context
Worn by Gov. Deane Davis at the first Green Up Day.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1998.17
Source or Donor
Somaini, Robert R.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1970
Lexicon
Hat, Hard,Helmet,Headwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Davis, Deane C. (1900-1990)
Green Up Day
Hat
Name/Title
Hat
Entry/Object ID
2020.26.1
Description
Shiny green cardboard top hat with oval label reading "VERMONT'S 66TH KAKE WALK". The hat tapers toward the top and has a round brim. The label is attached to the center front of the hat, flaring away from the hat at the sides. The words are white on a green ground, and are covered in silver glitter.
Context
UVM Kake Walk was a popular annual fraternity fundraising event in which participants dressed and performed in blackface.
Excerpt of Kake Walk history from https://vtcynic.com/enterprise/kake-walk-a-look-back/

"For 73 years, UVM fraternity members danced in blackface and satin tuxedos during the longest running winter carnival in the country.
At its peak in the 1960s, this event, known as the Kake Walk, was held twice over a February weekend in the Patrick Gym in order to fit all 8,000 spectators, according to ticket sales reports.
The concept of the Kake Walk originated with slaves on northern plantations who performed in outrageous ways for their owners. The “most comical” slave won a piece of cake, sociologist James Loewen stated in the book “The University of Vermont: The First 200 Years.”
Kake Walk began in 1893 to replace a canceled military ball at a time when Jim Crow laws were rampant and minstrel shows were becoming more popular in Vermont, Loewen wrote."
Kake Walk ended in 1969.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.26
Source or Donor
Dopp, Sarah L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Hat
Unisex
Material
Cardboard
Made or Created
1963
Burlington
Lexicon
Hat, Party,Party Accessories,Ceremonial Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
University of Vermont
Burlington
Headband
Interpretative Labels
Beaded Headband, 1917-1919 Frances Stockwell Lovell (1897-1980) Rockingham, Vermont Glass beads, silk Given in Memory of Frances Stockwell Lovell, #2001.27.2 Camp Hokomoko was a small, exclusive girls camp on the shores of Lake Morey in Fairlee, Vermont. Though only in business as a summer camp for about ten years, the property was converted into a summer home whose owners regularly hosted reunions of the “Hokomoko Girls.”
Name/Title
Headband
Entry/Object ID
2001.27.2
Description
Beaded headband. The main portion of the headband is loom beaded, then mounted on a red ribbon. The beaded portion has the inscription, "HOKOMOKO", in red flanked by two 6-pointed stars on a white ground.
Context
Worn by Frances Stockwell Lovell at Camp Hokomoko in Fairlee, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2001.27
Source or Donor
Bowman, Elisabeth Lovell
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Frances Stockwell Lovell
Made or Created
Lovell, Frances Stockwell
1917-1919
Fairlee
Lexicon
Headband,Headwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Beads, Ribbon
Relationships
Stockwell, Frances
Camp Hokomoko
Headdress
Name/Title
Headdress
Entry/Object ID
2017.3.13
Description
Loom-beaded head band. The band is made of tiny glass beads woven into a design of feathers, chevrons, and Xs in purple, white, and black. The beaded strip is stitched onto a leather backing, which is stretched thin at either end to make ties.
Context
This was Abenaki chief Homer St. Francis' first head dress.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2017.3
Source or Donor
Wiseman, Frederick M.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Gift of Frederick M. Wiseman
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Headdress
Material
Leather
Sewing Stitch Type
Whipstitch
Made or Created
1950
Vermont
Ethnography
Abenaki
Lexicon
Headdress,Regalia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
St. Francis, Homer (1935-2001)
Swanton
Helmet
Name/Title
Helmet
Entry/Object ID
2021.12.1
Description
Leather helmet with the words, "LOU'S AUTO SERVICE 7" hand painted at the center front. The helmet covers the head and ears, leaving the face free. The crown is green leather with a cross of brown leather straps. It is bordered in brown leather, including the ears. The interior is lightly padded with brown leather and strapping. The center back has a red oval sticker with the white letters, "STP".
Context
Leather football helmet used by Lou Lyon of Northfield, Vermont, to race at the Dog River Speedway in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.12
Source or Donor
Lyon, Bill
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1950
Lexicon
Helmet,Headwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Lyon, Lou
Related Place
Northfield
Housecoat
Name/Title
Housecoat
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1262
Description
Paisley housecoat with long sleeves. The sleeves are gathered along one seam to create a permanent curved effect. The coat is quilted out of multiple layers of fabric and thin layer of cotton batting.
Context
Worn by Clark Holden of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
Large
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Housecoat,Dressingwear & Nightwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Holden, Clark (1834-1909)
Barre City
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
1985.11.9
Description
Black lace jacket with three-quarter length sleeves. The jacket opens up the center front and there are no closures. The lace is woven in a floral design.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1985.11
Source or Donor
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
Lexicon
Jacket,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.91
Description
Blue plaid wool jacket with wide, black waistband. The jacket has thick shoulder pads. It closes with a center front surplice, securing at the bottom center with a large, black button. There are two fake pockets at either breast edged with black piping and with black triangles appliqued on either side.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Female
Made or Created
1950
Lexicon
Jacket,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2003.69.1
Description
Purple chamois jacket with yellow chamois falling collar, cuffs, and hem. The jacket opens up the center front and secures with 6 purple buttons. The width of the hip line adjusts with two straps placed at either side through metal D rings. The back of the jacket is appliqued with the inscription "DANIELS CHUNK & COAL FURNACES ROCKING MILK CHEST SAM DANIELS MFG. CO. HARDWICK VT." in yellow chamois.
Context
Worn as a basketball uniform by a team either consisting of Sam Daniels Mfg. Co. employees or sponsored by Same Daniels Mfg. Co. of Hardwick, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.69
Source or Donor
Daniels, Elwyn J., Jr.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Mr. Sam Daniels and Elwyn J. Daniels, Sr.
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
40
Fabric
Chamois
Material
Leather
Made or Created
GoldSmith Athletic Goods
1930
Lexicon
Jacket,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Daniels, Sam (1875-1950), Sam Daniels Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Hardwick
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
1967.78.3
Description
Loose-fitting morning jacket of grey wool with a grey satin center panel, giving the jacket a layered look. The center panel has four knife pleats, pointed toward the center front, and a pointed falling collar. The sleeves are slightly belled at the cuffs and faced with satin in order to be turned up in folded cuffs. There is a long, silk cord around the waist that terminates with three pompoms on either end. It is held at the waist with thread belt loops at the sides (one now missing).
Acquisition
Accession Number
1967.78
Source or Donor
Millen, Ethel Rock
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Female
Material
Wool
Lexicon
Jacket,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2001.11.1a
Description
Silver lamé jacket with purple collar, lapels, and lining. The jacket opens down the center front and secures with 4 silver-toned buttons. The jacket has long tails in the back.
Context
Worn by Roy Nicholson during the 1969 UVM Kake Walk, an annual fundraising performance in which fraternities performed in black face. Roy and his partner were the only performers to wear no makeup that year.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2001.11
Source or Donor
Nicholson, Roy
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
Fabric
Lamé
Material
Polyester
Color
Silver
Made or Created
1969
Lexicon
Coat, Suit,Costume, Dance,Jacket,Coat,Costume, Performance,Main Garments,Clothing,Public Entertainment Devices,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
University of Vermont, Nicholson, Roy
Burlington
Kake Walk
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2009.41.1a
Description
Green wool jack with black lining. The jacket has a standing collar and shoulder caps, both trimmed with gold braid. There are gold braid epaulets on either shoulder. The jacket opens in the center front and secures with eight diamond-shaped pewter buttons decorated with a thistle. The sleeves end in sewn-down cuff decorated with gold trim and three matching pewter buttons. There are two-tiered peplum flaps (Inverness flaps) attached to the hem decorated to match the sleeve cuffs. The bottom layer of the flaps on the front of the jacket hide pockets. Sewn to the right back bottom flap is the maker's label: "J. D. MACKAY/ 15th and Passyunk Ave., Phila. and/ 309 W. 42nd St., New York" and written in ink: "(Mr.) Frank Chalmers/ (Date) April 1920"
Context
Owned by Frank Chalmers, Jr. of Barre, Vermont, and later John L. Black, Jr. of Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2009.41
Source or Donor
Black, Dorothy
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
Made or Created
J. D. Mackay
1920
Lexicon
Jacket,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Black, John L. (1934-2008), Chalmers, Francis, Jr. (1893-1985)
Barre City
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
1959.18.3
Description
Grey silk cape-style jacket. The jacket fits very loosely with the sleeves sewn to the body from the armscye to the hem. The cuffs and hem are decorated with chenille fringe. The jacket opens at the center front and secures with a hook and eye at the neckline.
Context
Worn by Lottie E. Smith of Standish, ME, at her marriage to Edward F. Willey of Newmarket, NH, in Concord, VT, June 12, 1882.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.18
Source or Donor
Leach, Catherine C.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Female
Made or Created
1882
Lexicon
Cape,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Frye, Lottie E. Smith (1865-1949)
Concord
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2003.12.1
Description
Navy blue crepe-woven rayon with gold machine embroidery in an abstract, shooting star design. The blouse has a wide, pointed falling collar and wide neckline opening. It secures closed at the center front hem with three large, fabric-covered buttons. The extra fabric from the surplice secures at the hem with a metal snap. A maker's tag reads, "The Opera".
Context
Worn by Winona O'Neil of Plainfield, VT, at her wedding to Frederick Goodall, September 29, 1923.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.12
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1923
Lexicon
Blouse,Jacket,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Goodall, Winona O'Neil (1898-1960)
Plainfield
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2005.37.3
Description
Black-and-white striped long sleeve jacket. The jacket secures at the center front with seven black plastic buttons. It has a short, knit black-and-white collar with matching striped bands at the cuffs and hem. There are two slit pockets at the front waistline. The jackets is lined with white rayon. There is white top-stitching at the should, side, and sleeve seams as well as the opening edges and around the pockets.
Context
Worn by Henry Augustoni of Montpelier, Vermont, while refereeing basketball games for high school and college students.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.37
Source or Donor
Canas, Lena Augustoni
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Henry L. Augustoni
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
Large
Material
Polyester
Rayon
Plastic
Made or Created
1965-1975
Lexicon
Uniform, Sports,Jacket,Uniform,Main Garments,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Augustoni, Henry L. (1926-2001)
Montpelier
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2010.59.3
Description
Blue denim jacket. The jacket secures up the center front with 6 metal buttons. There are two "hand warmer" pockets at the side waistline and two breast pockets that secure with pointed flaps and metal buttons. There is a small red tag attached to the left breast pocket that reads, "LEVI". Each button is molded with the inscription, "LEVI STRAUSS & CO SF CAL". The center back neckline has a leather tag that reads, "Levi Strauss & Co. San Francisco, Cal. Trade Mark Since 1850 Size M".
Context
Worn by Timothy Harding in Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2010.59
Source or Donor
Harding, Edith
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
Medium
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
Levi Strauss & Co.
1985-1995
Lexicon
Jacket,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Harding, Timothy J. (b. 1974)
Barre Town
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1280
Description
Navy blue wool police uniform jacket. The jacket closes at the center front with 4 metal buttons. There are four pockets on the front, each of which secures with a metal button and flap. There is a navy blue shield-shaped patch on the upper left sleeves that reads "Barre Police Vt" in yellow. There is a silver-toned shield-shaped pin on the left breast that reads, "P.A.L. 30 Barre, Vermont". [Police Athletic League]
Context
Issued to employees of the Barre City Police.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
Made or Created
Service Uniform Company Inc.
1960-1980
Boston
Lexicon
Uniform, Law Enforcement,Jacket,Uniform,Main Garments,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Barre City
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2015.47.1
Description
Blue nylon windbreaker jacket. The jacket is lined in black fleece and has knitted cuffs. It opens down the center front and secures with 5 snaps. The hem tightens with a drawstring. The left breast has a printed insignia of a man in a large cowboy hat leaning on a cane in front of a lyre surrounded by the inscription "BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BAND". The right breast is embroidered with the name Paul. A large tag at the back neckline reads, "ID IDENTITY APPAREL MACMILLAN WARD, INC. NEW LONDON, OHIO 44851".
Context
Worn by Paul Carnahan as a member of Brattleboro Union High School Band in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2015.47
Source or Donor
Staff
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Unisex
38
Material
Nylon
Made or Created
Macmillan Ward, Inc.
1974-1977
New London
Lexicon
Jacket,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Brattleboro Union High School, Carnahan, Paul A.
Brattleboro
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
1965.41.1
Description
Linen jacket or blouse. The garment has 3/4-length sleeves, and secures down the center front with 12 black buttons. It has a short, standing collar. The hem and the cuffs are trimmed with black-embroidered eyelet lace.
Context
Worn by Katherine Brown Kenfield in Hyde Park, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1965.41
Source or Donor
Shaffer, Zepherine Ellen Towne (1883-1973)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Female
Material
Linen
Made or Created
1870
Lexicon
Blouse,Jacket,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Kenfield, Katherine Brown (1853-1932)
Hyde Park
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2016.33.1
Description
Man's deerskin jacket with six antler buttons down the center front. The front placket with the buttonholes is trimmed with thin strips of hide braided into a rope-like trim on either side of the placket. Deerskin braided fringe is attached to each shoulder and the back yoke. Each sleeve has a gusset at the wrist, inserted into the sleeve's seam. The sleeves are laced into the bodice with a narrow strip of deer hide. The hem is curved with side slits. The jacket is unlined. There is no maker's label.
Context
Made by Gregory D. Whitehead of Charleston, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2016.33
Source or Donor
Chapman, Judy
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
Material
Leather
Made or Created
Artist
Whitehead, Gregory David (b. 1951)
1960-1975
East Charleston
Lexicon
Jacket,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Jersey
Name/Title
Jersey
Entry/Object ID
2011.1.11
Description
Green and white reversible sports jersey. The jersey consists of two layers of tricot, one green and one white, stitched together and the neck and armscyes. Both layers are printed with the words, "GREEN MOUNTAIN BASKETBALL" (yellow on green / green on white).
Context
Issued to the basketball team at Green Mountain Union High School in Chester, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2011.1
Source or Donor
Staff
Acquisition Method
Collected by Staff
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
2XL
Fabric
Jersey
Material
Nylon
Made or Created
Don Alleson, Athletic Apparel Manufacturers
1995
Lexicon
Jersey,Pullover,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Green Mountain Union High School
Chester
Jumpsuit
Name/Title
Jumpsuit
Entry/Object ID
1999.6
Description
Sleeveless full-body suit. The jumpsuit looks like a dress, but the legs are split into wide pants. The fabric is printed with a swirled navy blue-and-white pattern. There is a navy blue band at the empire waistline and a navy blue neckband. The waistband has a bow at the center back. The jumpsuit closes with a zipper up the center back. A tag inside the garment reads, "Custom Made Especially for you by Win Frantz".
Context
Made by Winifred Bach Frenz, a well-known clothes maker, in Woodford, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1999.6
Source or Donor
Isselhardt, Tordis Ilg
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Frantz, Winifred B. (1919-2005)
1970-1980
Woodford
Lexicon
Jumpsuit,Garment, Combination,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Polyester
Kilt
Name/Title
Kilt
Entry/Object ID
2009.41.1b
Description
Green, blue, and yellow plaid wool kilt. The kilt wraps around and has a straight front and pleated back. Once wrapped, the kilt secures with 3.5-inch wool tabs that attach to buckles, as well as a 4-inch safety pin on the right opening. There are non-structural buttons around the waist. The interior of the waistline is partially faced with blue-and-white striped cotton fabric. There a maker's label for J. D. Mackay sewn into the left hem.
Context
Owned by Frank Chalmers, Jr. of Barre, Vermont, and later John L. Black, Jr. of Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2009.41
Source or Donor
Black, Dorothy
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Skirt
Male
Made or Created
J. D. Mackay
1920
Lexicon
Kilt,Skirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Black, John L. (1934-2008), Chalmers, Francis, Jr. (1893-1985)
Barre City
Kimono Robe
Name/Title
Kimono Robe
Entry/Object ID
2020.31.3
Description
Pink silk kimono-style house robe. The lower half of the wide sleeves are disconnected from the body of the garment. The hem is reinforced with a roll of stuffed silk. The whole is decorated with heavy embroidery of pink flowers on long stems, and butterflies.
Context
Worn by Mary Hedrick Procter (1878-1960), wife of Governor Redfield Proctor, in Proctor, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.31
Source or Donor
Augusta Auctions
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Robe
Female
Material
Silk
All embroidery uses 2-ply thread
Made or Created
1920-1930
Lexicon
Kimono,Robe,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Proctor, Mary Sherwood Hedrick (1879-1960)
Proctor, Vermont State House
Ku Klux Klan Hood
Interpretative Labels
KKK Hood, 1924-26 Found in East Montpelier Cotton Gift of Paul and Corylinn Flanders, #1993.16 By the time Ku Klux Klan activity took off in Vermont, the national KKK organization had become a money-making corporation. Often, KKK outfits, including the hoods, were either sold or rented by the national organization to local chapters at some profit. The hood displayed here, was machine-made with a specialized backing meant to hold the desired shape.
Name/Title
Ku Klux Klan Hood
Entry/Object ID
1993.16a-c
Description
White pointed hood with holes cut out for the wearer's eyes. The top of the hood rises into a point, the shape of which is reinforced on the inside with a white buckram insert. The eye holes are finished with a small machine-made zigzag stitch. The hood was accompanied with a small length of narrow rope or cording, likely used for another part of the uniform.
Context
Hood worn by a member of the KKK in Montpelier, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1993.16
Source or Donor
Flanders, Paul J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Gift of Paul and Corylinn Flanders
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Fabric
Plain Weave
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Made or Created
1925
Lexicon
Hood,Headwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Ku Klux Klan
East Montpelier
Laboratory Coat
Name/Title
Laboratory Coat
Entry/Object ID
2012.23.11
Description
White cotton lab coat. The coat has long sleeves, extends to the wearer's knee, and is unlined. There are three pockets on the front: one at the left breast, and two on the hips. The coat buttons down the center from and has folded lapels. On the left upper sleeve is a circular patch with the blue inscription, "MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL OF VERMONT" surrounding a yellow caduceus and the initials "MCH".
Context
Worn at the UVM Medical Center Hospital in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.23
Source or Donor
Hamblett, Barbara Knapp (1927-2011)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Unisex
36
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
Fashion Seal
1978-1979
Lexicon
Coat, Laboratory,Protective Wear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
University of Vermont
Burlington
Mittens
Name/Title
Mittens
Entry/Object ID
1990.41.1a-b
Description
Tufted mittens with a design of a flower tree on the top center. The mittens are tufted primarily with white wool yarn, but the cuffs are decorated in a band of flowers, and the mittens are sprigged throughout in black and red. The lining is knitted. The tufting creates a cut pile about 3/8th-inch high.
Context
Worn by a member of the Rich family of Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1990.41
Source or Donor
Sanguinetti, Ruth
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Gloves
Unisex
Made or Created
1924
Montpelier
Lexicon
Mitten,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Neckerchief
Name/Title
Neckerchief
Entry/Object ID
2011.1.83
Description
Yellow triangular neckerchief printed at the center point with an orange fleur-de-lis with three boys in boy scout uniforms (two playing drums and one a fife) and the dates 1776 and 1976. Around the image are the inscriptions, "U.S.A. BICENTENNIAL" and "GREEN MOUNTAIN COUNCIL".
Acquisition
Accession Number
2011.1
Source or Donor
Staff
Acquisition Method
Collected by Staff
Made or Created
1976
Lexicon
Kerchief,Neckerchief,Headcloth,Neckcloth,Headwear,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Nylon
Relationships
Boy Scouts of America
US Bicentennial Celebration
Nurse's Cap
Name/Title
Nurse's Cap
Entry/Object ID
1973.27.4c
Description
Handkerchief-style white nurse's cap. The cap is formed by buttoning three corners together. The front edge of the cap folds back to form a brim and is starched in place. There is a red cross embroidered at the center front.
Context
Worn by Ruby Grace Stone, who trained as a nurse in Burlington, Vermont, during WWI.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1973.27
Source or Donor
Sanborn, Mrs. G. Max.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Hat
Female
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1920
Lexicon
Cap, Nurse's,Cap,Headwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Stone, Ruby Grace (1886-1924)
Northfield, Burlington
World War I
Nurse's Cap
Name/Title
Nurse's Cap
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.6
Description
Light blue nurse's cap with a white brim. The cap consists of W-shaped piece of blue fabric, three corners of which secure together with a white plastic button, forming the crown. The side between the two unattached corners has a white strip that folds back on the exterior, creating a brim or cuff. At the center of the brim is a square white patch with an embroidered red cross.
Context
Worn by Cora Parkhurst Schoppe of Burlington, Vermont, in both military hospitals and Mary Fletcher Hospital. The insignia on the right arm indicates nine years of service.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.9
Source or Donor
American Red Cross
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Hat
Female
Material
Cotton
Lexicon
Cap, Nurse's,Cap,Headwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Schoppe, Cora Parkhurst (1891-1977), American Red Cross
Burlington
World War II
Overcoat
Name/Title
Overcoat
Entry/Object ID
1947.6.12
Description
Full-length navy overcoat. The heavy wool overcoat opens down the center front, and has a circular flap from the neckline to the elbow. Instead of sleeves, the coat has side slits that open beneath the upper flap. The wide falling collar is black velvet.
Context
Worn by Capt. John Barrett of Grafton, VT to deliver the State of Vermont's electoral votes to Washington DC during the 1840 election of William Henry Harrison.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1947.6
Source or Donor
Barrett, Mary X.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Overcoat
Male
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1840
Lexicon
Coat,Overcoat,Main Garments,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Barrett, John (1776-1856)
Grafton
Overdress
Name/Title
Overdress
Entry/Object ID
1985.11.8
Description
White lace overdress with short kimono-cut sleeves. The dress is straight cut. There is a two-tiered skirt that begins at the wearer's mid-thigh. There are two white strips of lace down the front, woven with a flora design.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1985.11
Source or Donor
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Mannequin size 2
Lexicon
Overdress,Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Pants
Name/Title
Pants
Entry/Object ID
1996.6
Description
Grey and black checked wool pants. The pants have a center front fly that secures with 5 black buttons. There are 6 additional white buttons on the inside of the waistband for attaching suspenders. There are 6 belt loops around the outside of the waistband. The hem of each leg has a 1-1/2" wide cuff. A paper label (now detached) reads, "JOHNSON PANTS WARRANTED ALL WOOL JOHNSON WOOLEN MILLS, Inc. Lot 12270 34 31".
Context
Made by Johnson Woolen Mills in Johnson, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1996.6
Source or Donor
Johnson Woolen Mills, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Pants
Male
34" waist; 31" inseam
Material
Wool
Made or Created
Johnson Woolen Mills, Inc.
1935
Johnson
Lexicon
Pants,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Pants
Name/Title
Pants
Entry/Object ID
1973.53.1
Description
Black wool pants with white piping along the side seams. The pants have a short strap at the center back for adjusting the fit. There are six black buttons around the waistline for attaching suspenders. The pants have a center front fly that secures with metal buttons stamped, "J. P. Patterson & Co. NY).
Context
Worn by the coachman of Gen. William Wells of Waterbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1973.53
Source or Donor
Wells, Arahanna Richardson (1845-1905)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Pants
Male
Material
Wool
Cotton
Metal
Made or Created
1870
Lexicon
Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Wells, William (1837-1892)
Waterbury, Burlington
Pants
Name/Title
Pants
Entry/Object ID
2001.11.1d
Description
Purple satin pants with white elastic waistband and 12-inch side zipper. The pants are unlined, and the seam allowances are pinked. The side opening secures above the zipper with a hook and eye.
Context
Worn by Roy Nicholson during the 1969 UVM Kake Walk, an annual fundraising performance in which fraternities performed in black face. Roy and his partner were the only performers to wear no makeup that year.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2001.11
Source or Donor
Nicholson, Roy
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Pants
Male
34
Made or Created
1969
Lexicon
Costume, Dance,Pants,Costume, Performance,Main Garments,Clothing,Public Entertainment Devices,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
University of Vermont, Nicholson, Roy
Burlington
Kake Walk
Parka
Name/Title
Parka
Entry/Object ID
1994.30.2
Description
Red nylon ski parka with red, green, white floral tape trim on front and back, near the neck. The neckline zips open to mid-chest, creating a high collar when closed. There is an attached hood. There is a small, zippered pouch on the center front at the bustline. The right sleeve bears a shield-shaped patch with an image of a skier and the inscription, "USEASA 1955 JUNIOR". The cuffs of the sleeves encase elastic. The bottom of the coat is hemmed, but does not encase elastic. A tag at the neck reads, "Lot 1488".
Context
Worn by Elizabeth Nuquist Raby as a member of the Burlington High School Ski Club, 1955.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1994.30
Source or Donor
Raby, Elizabeth Nuquist (b. 1941)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Unisex
Material
Nylon
Made or Created
1955
Newport
Lexicon
Parka,Overcoat,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Burlington High School, United States Eastern Amateur Ski Association
Burlington
Pelerine
Name/Title
Pelerine
Entry/Object ID
1963.62.2b
Description
Cream or pale green pelerine with lace collar. The short cape opens at the center front and has no clasps to secure it closed. The hem extends downward dramatically at the center front. There is a wide fall collar of self fabric, and a multi-layered ruffle of lace netting around the neckline and front opening (left side). The pelerine is lined and stiffened with heavily starched buckram gauze.
Context
Worn by Caroline Betsy Weaver of Plymouth, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1963.62
Source or Donor
Mason, Norman P.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cape
Female
Made or Created
1830
Lexicon
Pelerine,Dress, Wedding,Cape,Wedding Objects,Outerwear,Ceremonial Objects,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Mason, Caroline Betsy Weaver (1807-1841)
Plymouth
Petticoat
Name/Title
Petticoat
Entry/Object ID
1993.14.2
Description
Blue, white, and pink plaid silk quilted petticoat. The skirt is lined with brown printed cotton in a small-scale floral pattern. The petticoat is pleated onto a cotton waistband. Most of the skirt is quilted in a diamond pattern, with a wide panel along the hem quilted in triangular sections of diagonal lines. The hem is bound in black velvet.
Context
Worn by Marion Gilfillan of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1993.14
Source or Donor
Johnston, Mrs. Wendell L.
Shaw, Agnes
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Skirt
Female
29" waist
Material
Silk
Cotton
Wool
Made or Created
1820-1830
Lexicon
Petticoat,Underskirt,Underwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Blair, Marion Gilfillan (1803-1861)
Barnet
Pinafore
Name/Title
Pinafore
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.9
Description
Light blue pinafore apron. The upper portion of the apron covers there wearer's front and back torso, buttoning up the center back with 6 white, plastic buttons grouped into pairs. It has a square neckline and open sides. There is a round pin attached to the center front neckline that reads, "American Red Cross Volunteer". The lower half of the apron is formed of a fabric rectangle gathered at the top into a waistband. There are two large pockets on the front of the skirt. The bottom hem has been lowered from its original length and hand hemmed.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.9
Source or Donor
American Red Cross
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Pinafore
Female
Fabric
Denim
Material
Cotton
Color
Blue
Made or Created
1941-1945
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Pinafore,Uniform,Protective Wear,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
American Red Cross
World War II
Pinafore
Name/Title
Pinafore
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.7
Description
Blue-and-white striped cotton pinafore. The pinafore opens down the center back to below the waistband, securing with three brown plastic buttons. The upper half covers the front and back of the wearer's torso, but is open on the sides. It has a square neckline. The skirt is formed from a rectangle of fabric gathered into the waistband.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.9
Source or Donor
American Red Cross
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Pinafore
Female
Material
Cotton
Color
Blue
Made or Created
1950-1960
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Pinafore,Uniform,Status Symbols,Protective Wear,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
American Red Cross
Polo Shirt
Name/Title
Polo Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2004.62.7
Description
Dark green polo shirt printed at the left breast with the words, "GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS STATES / FOUNDED 1938" in a circle around a map outline of the state of Vermont with the American Legion logo over it. The word "STAFF" is at the bottom of the image. The shirt has short sleeves and a narrow falling collar. The neckline opens at the center front and the short placket
Context
Green Mountain Boys State is an annual, weeklong citizenship training session for the high school boys in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2004.62
Source or Donor
Shields, Arnold
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
XL
Fabric
Jersey
Material
Cotton
Polyester
Sewing Stitch Type
Made or Created
Fruit of the Loom
Lexicon
Shirt, Polo,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Green Mountain Boys State, American Legion Department of Vermont
Northfield
Poncho
Name/Title
Poncho
Entry/Object ID
1996.41.2
Description
Wool poncho. The outer fabric is grey wool (woven), and the entire poncho is lined with red-and-black buffalo plaid wool. The poncho is constructed as a rectangle, with the front and back connected only at the shoulders. The shoulders are slightly shaped. The edges are bound with narrow, black wool tape. As originally constructed, the outer and inner layers are only connected at the edges, but later patches and repairs go through all layers, causing some of the fabric to have become misaligned.
Context
Commissioned by Stowe Mountain Resort for wearing on the chair lift.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1996.41
Source or Donor
Stowe Mountain Resort
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Johnson Woolen Mills, Inc.
1950-1960
Johnson
Lexicon
Poncho,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe
Poncho
Name/Title
Poncho
Entry/Object ID
1996.41.1
Description
Wool poncho. The outer fabric is black wool (woven), and the entire poncho is lined with red-and-black hound's tooth wool. The poncho is constructed as a rectangle, with the front and back connected only at the shoulders. The shoulders are slightly shaped. The edges are bound with narrow, black wool tape, and the outer and inner layers are only connected at the edges. There is a large tag at the center back neckline that reads, "HUNTING TOSS SPORT CLOTHES JOHNSON MADE BY JOHNSON WOOLEN MILLS, INC. DRY CLEAN ONLY".
Context
Made by Johnson Woolen Mills, Inc. in Johnson, Vermont, for Stowe Mountain Resort to be worn on the chair lift.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1996.41
Source or Donor
Stowe Mountain Resort
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Johnson Woolen Mills, Inc.
1950-1960
Johnson
Lexicon
Poncho,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe
Pouch
Interpretative Labels
Bead-Work Pouch, 19th Century Innu (Montagnais) Nitassinan Silk, linen, glass beads Gift of Frederick M. Wiseman, #2017.3.8.2 This bead-work pouch was created by an Innu craftsman to hold a French medallion offered in trade at some point after 1643. The Innu inhabit Nitassin (Our Land), an unceded area on the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the Canadian-defined provinces of Quebec and Labrador. The Innu share a related language and allied with neighbors the Atikamekw, Maliseet, and Algonquin peoples, including the Abenaki. Samuel de Champlain interacted extensively with the Innu and established Quebec City within Nitassin. Innu guides directed him throughout much of travels, including the trip to what is now called Lake Champlain where he helped defeat an Iroquois war party at Ticonderoga. This pouch, and the medallion it contained, made its way to an Abenaki family and represents the interplay of various indigenous cultures as well as with French "habitants."
Name/Title
Pouch
Entry/Object ID
2017.3.8b
Description
Small pouch with long, beaded strap and beaded decoration. The strap is loom beaded with tiny glass beads in green, red, pink, and blue in a repeating geometric pattern. The pouch is constructed of black silk velvet over heavy linen or cotton. Remnants of a green ribbon are around the edge, where it once was bound. The center front of the pouch is decorated with a stylized flower made of tiny glass beads in white, red, blue, green, and yellow. The center back of the pouch is decorated with a leaf or fleur-de-lis made of tiny glass beads in green, blue, and red.
Context
This pouch was made to hold a Louis XIV medallion (2017.3.8.1) by Abenaki or Innu people.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2017.3
Source or Donor
Wiseman, Frederick M.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Gift of Frederick M. Wiseman
Made or Created
19th Century
Canada
Ethnography
Vermont, Canada
Innu
Lexicon
Pouch,Containers,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen, Silk, Beads, Ribbon
Relationships
Chester
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Purse
Name/Title
Purse
Entry/Object ID
1974.2.4
Description
Small, black velvet purse with silver-toned metal beaded embroidery. The purse is decorated with a design of an urn of flowers above two leaves or branches. The bottom is edged with fringe formed of the same beads, and the sides are decorated with tassels of the same beads. The top opening is secured to a metal clasp that is attached to a silver chain.
Context
Used by a relative of Ina Eschenheimer in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1974.2
Source or Donor
Briggs, Newell A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1900
Lexicon
Purse,Bag, Carrying,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Silver
Relationships
Eschenheimer, Ina Carlyle Gabree (1893-1973)
Montpelier
Raincoat
Name/Title
Raincoat
Entry/Object ID
2005.26.7
Description
Bright orange nylon raincoat. The raincoat has long sleeves and a short capelet attached at the neckline and reaching to the chest. There is a falling collar, and the coat secures up the center front with six heavy-duty metal snaps. There are two broad welt side pockets. There are marks at the right breast from attaching a metal pin, likely a nametag. The center back of the capelet is printed with the Vermont state seal wrapped in the banner that reads, "VERMONT STATE POLICE". The coat is lined with white nylon netting. A tag at the back neckline reads, "Nylolite BLAUER Manufacturing Company COSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 100% NYLON WASH ONLY" with the name "N. STANLEY" written in black ink up the right side.
Context
Issued as a uniform to Vermont State Police Officer N. Stanley.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.26
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Unisex
Material
Nylon
Made or Created
Blauer Manufacturing Company
1970-1990
Boston
Lexicon
Raincoat,Uniform, Occupational,Overcoat,Uniform,Outerwear,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Vermont
Shawl
Name/Title
Shawl
Entry/Object ID
2020.31.2
Description
Rectangular silk shawl with a colorful mosaic pattern printed on a black ground. The design is woven and is accented with gold detailing in the form of butterflies and swirls. The back has two attached shoulder straps consisting of black silk ribbon. The black silk border is a wide hem held in a decorative hem stitch.
Context
Worn by Mary Hedrick Procter (1878-1960), wife of Governor Redfield Proctor, in Proctor, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.31
Source or Donor
Augusta Auctions
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Made or Created
1926-1929
Lexicon
Shawl,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Proctor, Mary Sherwood Hedrick (1879-1960)
Proctor
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2006.73.1
Description
Long-sleeved green wool shirt. The shirt has a pointed collar and buttons up the center front with 6 green plastic buttons. There are two breast pockets that secure with flaps and green plastic buttons.
Context
Made by Dewey Fabrics Corp. in Quechee, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.73
Source or Donor
Dumville, John P. (b. 1950)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Charles Phipard
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Material
Wool
Made or Created
Dewey Fabrics Corporation
1960
Quechee
Lexicon
Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Phipard, Charles Willard (1916-2002)
Royalton
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
1986.3.1
Description
White cotton dress shirt with heavily starched and pleated bib front. The shirt has a pointed falling collar and buttons up the center front with four white buttons. The long sleeves end in heavily starched, wide cuffs. A tag inside reads, "Arro-Sanforized R1073".
Acquisition
Accession Number
1986.3
Source or Donor
Funk, Scott
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
15.5
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
20th Century
Lexicon
Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
1986.3.2a-b
Description
White dress shirt with heavily-starched pique bib front. The shirt has a short standing collar and a faux button placket down the bib. The long sleeves terminate in wide, heavily starched cuffs. There is a separate, detached collar that attaches to the shirt at the center back neckline. A tag at the back neckline reads, "Imported Pique/IDE/MONOCOURT".
Acquisition
Accession Number
1986.3
Source or Donor
Funk, Scott
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
15, 35
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1937
Lexicon
Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2005.26.14
Description
Olive green twill-woven cotton-blend long-sleeved shirt. The shirt secures up the center front with five green plastic buttons. There are two patch pockets at the breast that secure with top flaps and green plastic buttons. Each sleeve has two patches: a curved green and yellow bar that reads, "AUXILIARY", and the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "VERMONT STATE POLICE".
Context
Worn by Brian Lindner of Waterbury, Vermont, as a Vermont State Police Auxiliary Trooper.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.26
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1970-1990
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Shirt,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Vermont
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2005.26.15
Description
Olive green twill-woven cotton-blend long-sleeved shirt. The shirt secures up the center front with five green plastic buttons. There are two patch pockets at the breast that secure with top flaps and green plastic buttons. Above the left pocket is a rectangular patch printed with the inscription, "STATE POLICE". There is evidence of a similar patch above the left pocket. The right sleeve has patch showing the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "VERMONT STATE POLICE". The left sleeve has stitches indicating that it used to have a matching shield patch.
Context
Worn by Brian Lindner of Waterbury, Vermont, as a Vermont State Police Auxiliary Trooper.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.26
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Made or Created
1970-1990
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Shirt,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Vermont
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2005.26.16
Description
Olive green twill-woven cotton-blend long-sleeved shirt. The shirt secures up the center front with five green plastic buttons. There are two patch pockets at the breast that secure with top flaps and green plastic buttons. There is evidence of a shield-shaped patch above the left pocket. Each sleeve has two patches: a curved green and yellow bar that reads, "AUXILIARY", and the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "VERMONT STATE POLICE".
Context
Worn by Brian Lindner of Waterbury, Vermont, as a Vermont State Police Auxiliary Trooper.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.26
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1970-1990
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Shirt,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Vermont
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2005.26.17
Description
Olive green twill-woven cotton-blend long-sleeved shirt. The shirt secures up the center front with six brown plastic buttons. There are two patch pockets at the breast that secure with top flaps and brown plastic buttons. There is evidence of rectangular patches above each pocket. Each sleeve has two patches: a curved green and yellow bar that reads, "AUXILIARY", and the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "VERMONT STATE POLICE".
Context
Worn by Brian Lindner of Waterbury, Vermont, as a Vermont State Police Auxiliary Trooper.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.26
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Made or Created
1970-1990
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Shirt,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Vermont
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2005.26.18
Description
Olive green twill-woven cotton-blend long-sleeved shirt. The shirt secures up the center front with five green plastic buttons. There are two patch pockets at the breast that secure with top flaps and green plastic buttons. There is a patch above the left pocket with the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "VERMONT STATE POLICE". Each sleeve has two patches: a curved green and yellow bar that reads, "AUXILIARY", and the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "VERMONT STATE POLICE".
Context
Worn by Brian Lindner of Waterbury, Vermont, as a Vermont State Police Auxiliary Trooper.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.26
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Large
Made or Created
1970-1990
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Shirt,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Vermont
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2005.26.19
Description
Olive green twill-woven cotton-blend long-sleeved shirt. The shirt secures up the center front with five green plastic buttons. There are two patch pockets at the breast that secure with top flaps and green plastic buttons. Each sleeve has two patches: a curved green and yellow bar that reads, "AUXILIARY", and the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "VERMONT STATE POLICE".
Context
Worn by Brian Lindner of Waterbury, Vermont, as a Vermont State Police Auxiliary Trooper.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.26
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1970-1990
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Shirt,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Vermont
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2005.26.20
Description
Tan twill-woven cotton-blend short-sleeved shirt. The shirt secures up the center front with seven white plastic buttons. There are two patch pockets at the breast that secure with top flaps and white plastic buttons. Each sleeve has two patches: a curved green and yellow bar that reads, "AUXILIARY", and the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "VERMONT STATE POLICE".
Context
Worn by Brian Lindner of Waterbury, Vermont, as a Vermont State Police Auxiliary Trooper.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.26
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
15-1/2
Material
Polyester
Made or Created
Mt. Pleasant Manufacturing Company
1970-1990
Mount Pleasant
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Shirt,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Vermont
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
1997.43
Description
Red and white pinstriped shirt. The shirt has long sleeves and a pointed falling collar that buttons to the shirt at the points. The shirt opens down the center front and secures with 7 white plastic buttons. The hem is longer in the back than the front, and the cuffs are railroaded. A tag at the back neckline reads, "JCW J. W. Campion MONTPELIER, VT. enro".
Context
Sold by J. W. Campion of Montpelier, Vermont. Worn by Syver Rogstad of Calais, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1997.43
Source or Donor
Rogstad, Mary Labate
Acquisition Method
Collected by Staff
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
16/35
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
Enro
1985
Lexicon
Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
J. W. Campion, Rogstad, Syver P.
Montpelier
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2006.39.2a
Description
Knitted purple tank top. The shirt has shoulder straps with low, wide armscyes. The body of the shirt flares outward toward the hem. The front of the shirt is appliquéd with the word "Rockets" in white felt, and the back of the shirt is appliquéd with the number 5 in white felt.
Context
Worn by Dan McAvoy while playing basketball for St. Michael's High School in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.39
Source or Donor
McAvoy, Nancy
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1933
Lexicon
Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
McAvoy, Dan Arthur (1917-1983), St. Michael's High School
Montpelier
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.102
Description
Blue or aqua long-sleeved shirt with pointed falling collar. The shirt buttons down the center front with four brown buttons. There is a pocket at the proper left breast that secures with a button.
Context
Worn by Frederick Goodall of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
15 - 15-1/2
Made or Created
1950
Lexicon
Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Goodall, Frederick (1898-1961)
Montpelier
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.103
Description
White long-sleeved shirt with blue yolk. The shirt secures up the center front with white buttons, and there is a breast pocket on the proper left.
Context
Worn by Frederick Goodall of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
15-1/2
Made or Created
1950
Lexicon
Shirt, Dress,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Goodall, Frederick (1898-1961)
Montpelier
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.104
Description
Long-sleeved red shirt with pointed falling collar. The shirt secures down the center front with five white buttons. There is a pocket at the proper left breast that secures with a button.
Context
Worn by Frederick Goodall of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
15 - 15-1/2
Made or Created
Nelson-Paige
1950
Lexicon
Shirt, Dress,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Goodall, Frederick (1898-1961)
Montpelier
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.105
Description
Black rayon shirt. The shirt has a wide, pointed fall collar and secures down the center front with white buttons. There are breast pockets on both sides that secure with flaps.
Context
Worn by Frederick Goodall of Plainfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
15 - 15-1/2
Material
Rayon
Made or Created
BVD
1940
Lexicon
Shirt, Dress,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Goodall, Frederick (1898-1961)
Plainfield
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.10
Description
White cotton short-sleeved shirt. The shirt has a point fall collar and secures up the center front with five plastic buttons. There is a pocket on the proper right breast. There is a circular patch on the proper right sleeve with a red cross in the center and the words, "AMERICAN RED CROSS SERVICE", around the edge.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.9
Source or Donor
American Red Cross
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Female
Material
Cotton
Sewing Stitch Type
Running Stitch
Color
White
Made or Created
Hoover
1941-1945
New York City
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Shirt,Uniform,Main Garments,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
American Red Cross
World War II
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
1992.29
Description
Long woolen work shirt. The fabric is thick wool held in a twill weave, with alternating blue and white warps. The Henley neckline secures with four buttons, the top one being in the collar. The short collar stand up when fully buttoned. The long sleeves are set low on the shoulder and are made loose, but secure around the wrist with buttons. The hemline is split on either side, and the joins reinforced with an extra triangle of fabric. The buttons are made of turned wood with a brass center, save for one silver-toned buttons on the wrist.
Context
Worn in Guilford, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.29
Source or Donor
Knicely, Fay Drake
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Material
Wool
Sewing Stitch Type
Running Stitch
Color
Blue
twill-woven
Made or Created
1800-1820
Lexicon
Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Guilford
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.114
Description
Shirt with a body of heavy white linen and sleeves of white cotton. The shirt is cut into an A-line. The neck splits at the center front to about 3 inches below the bottom of the armscye. The neckline secures closed with two cotton ties. The proper right side of the neck opening is marked in red thread with the letters "C L". The sleeves are cut very full an end in draw strings near the wearer's elbows.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1964.63
Source or Donor
France
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Material
Linen
Cotton
Sewing Stitch Type
Made or Created
France
Lexicon
Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Merci Train
World War II
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2005.37.1
Description
Black-and-white striped short sleeved shirt. The shirt opens at the center front neckline with a 7-inch zipper. The sleeves, hem, and neckline are banded with black, and there are black gussets under the arms. A tag at the back neckline reads, "Freeman's Sporting Goods, Ithaca, N. Y." The left sleeve bears a black, shield-shaped patch with a red outline, the image of a basketball, and the letters, "CBOA."
Context
Worn by Henry Augustoni of Montpelier, Vermont, while refereeing basketball games for high school and college students.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.37
Source or Donor
Canas, Lena Augustoni
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Henry L. Augustoni
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Large
Fabric
Jersey
Material
Polyester
Made or Created
1965-1975
Ithaca
Lexicon
Uniform, Sports,Shirt,Uniform,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Augustoni, Henry L. (1926-2001)
Montpelier
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2006.18.1b
Description
Long-sleeved navy blue shirt. The shirt opens up the center front and secures with six plastic buttons. There are two breast pockets, each with secured by a flap and button. A yellow cotton chevron has been applied to each sleeve.
Context
Worn by Robert W. Stillinger as Trooper Yancy on the locally-produced television show, Trooper Yancy.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.18
Source or Donor
Stillinger, Robert W. (1940-2018)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Made or Created
Big Yank
1967-1971
United States of America
Lexicon
Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Stillinger, Robert W. (1940-2018)
Burlington
Shoe
Name/Title
Shoe
Entry/Object ID
1967.76.1
Description
Misshapen leather shoe with large hole in the sole. The upper is formed in two parts: front and back. The sole is formed of stacked leather, the toe and heel sections held with several small tacks. There is a large circular hole in the toe portion of the sole, just beneath the ball of the wearer's foot.
Context
The hole is from a shell that injured the wearer, Laureston E. Manley, during the battle of Gettysburg.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1967.76
Source or Donor
Battles, Lottie
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Male
Material
Leather
Made or Created
1862-1863
Lexicon
Shoe,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Manley, Laureston E. (1835-1922)
Gettysburg
Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg
Shoe
Name/Title
Shoe
Entry/Object ID
2021.20.1
Description
Leather shoe sized for a child. The shoe is straight cut (not shaped for a left or right foot) and secures to the foot by lacing over a short split at the center.
Context
"Concealed shoe" from inside the wall of a c. 1830 home in Middlesex, Vermont. Concealed shoes were thought to protect the home's occupant from evil intentions, witches, etc.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.20
Source or Donor
Southgate, Jay
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Unisex
Made or Created
1830
Lexicon
Shoe,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Middlesex
Shoe Buckles
Name/Title
Shoe Buckles
Entry/Object ID
1948.7.2ab
Description
Silver-toned metal shoe buckles. The buckles are rectangular with rounded edges. The borders consist of two stripes of metal connected evenly with round dots. The latch bar has a two-pronged, U-shaped latch on one side, and an inward-facing two-pronged quadrilateral clasp on the other.
Context
Worn by 2nd Lieutenant Joseph W. Waldo of Royalton, VT who served in Co. A, 16th Vermont during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1948.7
Source or Donor
Sargent, Nettie P.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Buckle, Shoe,Buckle, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Waldo, Joseph Warren
Royalton
Civil War
Shoes
Name/Title
Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1986.10.171
Description
Yellow leather shoes. The shoes are printed around the top opening with a black filigree pattern. There is a leaf-shaped applique at the toe that consists of small metallic springs and sequins couched onto a piece of paper. The interior is lined with linen.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1986.10
Source or Donor
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Credit Line
Old Constitution House
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Female
Material
Leather
Linen
Silver
Made or Created
1810-1815
Lexicon
Shoe,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Shoes
Name/Title
Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1986.10.172a-b
Description
Pair of soft leather shoes. The shoe uppers are formed from three pieces of leather: the two sides and a triangular patch at the toes. The secure onto the foot with leather straps across the top of the foot (now missing). They have a thin leather sole and stacked leather heels.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1986.10
Source or Donor
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Credit Line
Old Constitution House
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Male
Material
Leather
Lexicon
Shoe,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Shoes
Name/Title
Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1921.11a-b
Description
Pair of square-toed women's shoes. The toe portion of the shoe is black leather, while the rest of the upper is sprigged silk. The seams are bound with narrow, grosgrain silk ribbon. The silk uppers split at the top center above a short tongue. The split laces closed to secure onto the wearer's foot. The interior of the shoe is lined with twill-woven cotton, and the right shoe has a paper label attached to the insole advertising the seller, N. Harvey of Montpelier, VT.
Context
Made and sold by Nehemiah Harvey of Montpelier, VT, and worn by Sally Paige of East Bethel, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1921.11
Source or Donor
Field, Addie L. Page
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Female
6 AA
Material
Silk
Leather
Color
Beige
Black
Made or Created
Artist
Harvey, Nehemiah (1793-1869)
N. Harvey & Co.
1830
Montpelier
Lexicon
Shoe,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Paige, Sally (1812-1896)
Bethel
Shoes
Name/Title
Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1986.10.177
Description
Brown leather shoes, or booties, with a rounded toe and folding cuff at the ankle. The shoes secure onto the foot with a ribbon at the front of the ankle, holding the two sides of the cuff over a short tongue.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1986.10
Source or Donor
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Credit Line
Old Constitution House
Lexicon
Shoe,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Shoes
Name/Title
Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1973.54.3a-b
Description
Pair of black leather square-toed shoes. The shoes are straight-cut with a leather sole and short heel. Two short flaps on the top, each with a single hole, tie together over a short tongue. The interior of the shoes are lined with white kidskin on the sides and linen on the inner sole. One shoe has a paper note glued into the interior that reads, "Aaron Parson's Wedding Shoes, March 20, 1834."
Context
Worn by Aaron Parsons in Hubbardton, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1973.54
Source or Donor
St. John, Mrs. Earl
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Male
Material
Leather
Linen
Silk
Made or Created
1834
Lexicon
Shoe,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Parsons, Aaron S. (1800-1862)
Hubbardton
Shoes
Name/Title
Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1953.42a-b
Description
Pair of brown leather children's shoes. The shoes have a rounded toe and a short split at the top over a tongue. The split is laced with hemp or flax twine.
Context
Worn by Abel Gile, Jr. in Walden, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1953.42
Source or Donor
Landry, Helen Gile
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Male
Material
Leather
Made or Created
1830
Lexicon
Shoe,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Gile, Abel, Jr. (1828-1904)
Walden
Shoes
Name/Title
Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.31a-b
Description
Square-toed black leather shoes. The shoes secure onto the feet with two short leather tabs over a short tongue. The tabs tie together with string, and a stamped tin buckle has been stitched over the tabs. The shoes are straight cut (not shaped for left or right), and the side walls are pushed out, indicating it was worn by someone with a wider foot than the sole.
Context
Owned by True Blake Walter of Burke, Vermont, likely as part of a costume
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.37
Source or Donor
Gibavic, Annette N.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Elizabeth Nelson
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Male
Material
Leather
Lexicon
Shoe,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Walker, True Blake (1841-1863)
Burke
Civil War
Shoes
Name/Title
Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1966.2.8ab
Description
Brown leather children's shoes. The uppers are constructed in two parts: the two and the back. They have a square toe, and the back reach up over a short tongue and secures with laces.
Context
Worn by Helen Tyler of Brattleboro, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1966.2
Source or Donor
Melville, Dorothy Sutherland
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1946-1950
Lexicon
Shoe,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Tyler, Helen (1846-1850)
Brattleboro
Shorts
Name/Title
Shorts
Entry/Object ID
2006.39.2b
Description
Purple rayon athletic shorts. The shorts secure with a zippered fly at the center front and a metal buckle at the center front waistline. The side seams are accented with a purple-and-white striped ribbon.
Context
Worn by Dan McAvoy while playing basketball for St. Michael's High School in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.39
Source or Donor
McAvoy, Nancy
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1933
Lexicon
Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
McAvoy, Dan Arthur (1917-1983), St. Michael's High School
Montpelier
Skirt
Name/Title
Skirt
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.92
Description
Long black skirt of windowpane cotton pattern with glazed olive green lining, white & black trim above 12.5-in. bottom ruffle, short fringed decorative braid at bottom of hem. Five eyes spaced around waistband suggests attachment to bodice, which is missing.
Use
Possibly Florence Emerson O'Neil
Context
Possibly worn by Florence Emerson O'Neil of Plainfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1890-1910
Lexicon
Skirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
O'Neil, Florence Emerson (1865-1952)
Plainfield
Skirt
Name/Title
Skirt
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.109
Description
Blue circle skirt. The skirt has a wide waistband that secures at the side with a button above a zipper. There is a pocket set into the opposite side seam. The inside of the waistband has a "gripper" band of couched braid.
Context
Worn by Winona O'Neil Goodall of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Skirt
Female
26" waist
Made or Created
1950
Lexicon
Skirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Goodall, Winona O'Neil (1898-1960)
Montpelier
Skirt
Name/Title
Skirt
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.110a-b
Description
Black taffeta pleated skirt with belt and front zipper. The waistband is lined with gripper-like band to hold in blouse.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1940
Lexicon
Skirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Synthetic
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Skirt
Name/Title
Skirt
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.112
Description
Red circle skirt with white polka dots. The skirt has a wide waist band with six belt loops (belt now missing). The inside of the waist band has an applied "gripper" strip of synthetic braid.
Context
Worn by Winona O'Neil Goodall of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Skirt
Female
28" waist
Made or Created
1950
Lexicon
Skirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Goodall, Winona O'Neil (1898-1960)
Montpelier
Skirt
Name/Title
Skirt
Entry/Object ID
1973.1.9b
Description
Cream-colored silk brocade skirt. The skirt has a 1-1/2" wide waistband of glazed cotton, and a 7-3/4" wide facing of glazed cotton on the hem. The front of the skirt is pleated, thought the pleats are unpressed. The skirt is made from 6 full widths of fabric, each pleated into the waistband with 6 pleats. The selvedges have been clipped, and the seam allowances are overcast.
Context
Made and worn in Weare, NH
Acquisition
Accession Number
1973.1
Source or Donor
Henry, Stella Vitty (1888-1985)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1838-1842
Weare
Lexicon
Skirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Skirt
Name/Title
Skirt
Entry/Object ID
1954.35.2
Description
Cream-colored satin-woven silk skirt with a long, round train. The skirt is styled in several layers, with a pleated side sweep leading into the long train. The front is trimmed with three rows of knife pleats at the hem and several rows of pleating and lace throughout. The hem of the train is decorated on the underside by layers of pleating and lace, and the whole is lined with stiff netting.
Context
Worn by Anna S. Higgins at her marriage to George Briggs in Brandon, Vermont, in 1881.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.35
Source or Donor
Briggs, Florence Day (1884-1974)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Skirt
Female
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1881
Lexicon
Skirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Briggs, Anna Sanford Higgins (1851-1935)
Brandon, Fitchburg
Skirt
Name/Title
Skirt
Entry/Object ID
1959.18.2c
Description
Brown silk skirt or underskirt. The skirt is gathered to a narrow, self-fabric waistband. There are two rows of gathered ruffles along the hem that are accented by four rows of machine stitching in white thread.
Context
Likely worn by Lottie E. Smith Frye in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.18
Source or Donor
Leach, Catherine C.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1882
Lexicon
Petticoat,Skirt,Underskirt,Main Garments,Underwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Frye, Lottie E. Smith (1865-1949)
St. Johnsbury
Skirt
Name/Title
Skirt
Entry/Object ID
1982.9.1b
Description
Skirt made of shot silk brocade and brown glazed cotton. The show fabric is burgundy and blue shot silk with burgundy brocade floats in a floral design. At the back of the skirt, a panel of glazed cotton is used that would not show when worn with the matching, tailed bodice and overskirt. The bottom of the skirt is decorated with two rows of burgundy knife pleats set beneath banner-shaped flaps of the show fabric.
Context
Made and worn by Eliza Dumas of Northfield, VT, for her marriage to Raphael Lanier on October 14, 1884. Eliza was a well-known dressmaker in Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.9
Source or Donor
Gallagher, Lucille R.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Skirt
Female
Made or Created
Artist
Lanier, Eliza Dumas (1857-1935)
1884
Northfield
Lexicon
Skirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Barre City, Northfield
Skirt
Name/Title
Skirt
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1282
Description
Green plaid wool gored skirt.
Context
Worn by Ethel C. Smith of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Skirt
Female
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1900
Lexicon
Skirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Smith, Ethel Carswell (1875-1958)
Barre City
Sleeve Protector
Name/Title
Sleeve Protector
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.32a-b
Description
Two black cotton sleeve covers. Each cover consists of a rectangular tube with each end gather around a piece of elastic.
Use
Used to keep the wearer's sleeves clean while working
Context
Likely used by an employee in a train station in Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Sleeve Cover
Unisex
Material
Cotton
Color
Black
Pain Weave
Lexicon
Protector, Sleeve,Protective Wear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Slip
Name/Title
Slip
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.111
Description
Black satin skirt slip. The waistband is encased elastic, and there is a 4-3/4" ruffle at the hem.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Slip
Female
Made or Created
1950
Lexicon
Slip,Underwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Slip
Name/Title
Slip
Entry/Object ID
1966.22.2a
Description
Floor-length pink silk slip. The top of the slip is held on the shoulders with narrow straps, and the body is bias cut. The garment fits close to the body with a slight flare toward the hem.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1966.22
Source or Donor
Wood, Ruth Armine Leavitt (1901-1971)
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Slip
Female
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1935
Lexicon
Slip, Full,Slip,Underwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Smoking Jacket
Name/Title
Smoking Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2006.39.8a-b
Description
Man’s smoking jacket or dressing gown. The gown is constructed of burgundy silk, striped between a satin weave and plain-woven moiré. It opens at the center front and secures with a single bottom at the waistline on the right and a self-fabric waist tie. It has a shawl collar, and there is a pocket at the left breast. It has long sleeves that end in attached cuffs. The tie terminates with tassels. A tag sewn into the back of the neckline reads, “Made expressly for NATE’S St. Albans – Montpelier Vermont”.
Context
Sold by Nate's of St. Albans, Vermont, and Montpelier, Vermont. Worn by Dan McAvoy of Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.39
Source or Donor
McAvoy, Nancy
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Robe
Male
Small
Material
Silk
Lexicon
Jacket, Smoking,Gown, Dressing,Jacket,Dressingwear & Nightwear,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Nate's, McAvoy, Dan Arthur (1917-1983)
St. Albans City, Montpelier
Sporran
Name/Title
Sporran
Entry/Object ID
2009.41.1c
Description
Horsehair covered leather pouch with a chased silver top clasp. There are two black horsehair tassels on the front of the bag, and it is attached at the back to a narrow leather strap.
Context
Owned by Frank Chalmers, Jr. of Barre, Vermont, and later John L. Black, Jr. of Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2009.41
Source or Donor
Black, Dorothy
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
J. D. Mackay
1920
Ethnography
Scottish-American
Lexicon
Sporran,Pouch, Carrying,Bag, Carrying,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Silver, Horsehair
Relationships
Chalmers, Francis, Jr. (1893-1985), Black, John L. (1934-2008)
Barre Town
Stocking
Name/Title
Stocking
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1181ab
Description
Pair of knitted silk stockings. The legs flare outward slightly toward the top, and the top edges role down slightly. The heels are separately knitted and pieced in.
Context
Made by Sarah Augusta Hager in Reading, Vermont from silk from her own worms.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Stockings
Female
Fabric
Knit
Material
Silk
Made or Created
Artist
Hager, Sarah Augusta Goddard (1828-1910)
19th Century
Reading
Lexicon
Stocking,Hosiery,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Stockings
Name/Title
Stockings
Entry/Object ID
1950.2.5ab
Description
Pair of hand knitted silk stockings. The stockings each have seams along the sides of the feet and down across the sole in front of the heel. The tops of the legs flare outward slightly.
Context
Made by Laura M. Flint of Norwich, Vermont, in 1837.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1950.2
Source or Donor
Flint, Edgar, M.D.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Stockings
Female
Fabric
Knit
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1837
Lexicon
Stocking,Hosiery,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Flint, Laura M. (1822-1899)
Norwich
Stockings
Name/Title
Stockings
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1180
Description
Two knit silk stockings or socks framed with a copy of a daguerreotype. The stockings are knitted in the round and shaped at the heel. They flare toward the top opening, and both roll down slightly at the top.
Context
Made by Sarah Hager from the silk of worms she raised herself in Reading, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Socks
Material
Silk
knit
Made or Created
Artist
Hager, Sarah Augusta Goddard (1828-1910)
19th Century
Reading
Lexicon
Sock,Hosiery,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Suit
Name/Title
Suit
Entry/Object ID
2005.14.2a-b
Description
Grey suit consisting of a jacket and vest (pants now missing). The jacket and vest are made a brown-grey wool serge and lined with brown silk satin. The lining on the back of the jacket reaches only halfway down the back. The jackets has three front pockets, two at the hips and one at the left breast. It secures at the center front with two buttons, and there are three buttons at each sleeve cuff. The vest has four front pockets, two at the hips and two at the breast, and secures down the center front with 6 buttons.
Context
Worn by Gino Franzi at his marriage to Olive Romerio in Barre, Vermont, 1949.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.14
Source or Donor
Franzi, Olive Romerio (1920-2018)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Suit
Male
Made or Created
1949
Canada
Lexicon
Suit,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Franzi, Gino Charles (1917-1961)
Barre City
Suit
Name/Title
Suit
Entry/Object ID
1982.16.1a-c
Description
Black wool suit consisting of a vest, pants, and coat. the coat is double breasted and secures with two buttons. There is a seam around the wearer's natural waist, but the hem extends to the wearer's mid-thigh. The lapels are notched, and each has three buttonholes up the edge. The sleeves are slightly curved.

The vest is made with twill-woven black and grey wool on the front, and has black satin-woven silk on the back. The interior is lined with pin-striped white cotton. There are four front pockets, two on either side. The vest has notched lapels and secures up the center front with 6 black buttons.

The pants are made from twill-woven black and grey wool. The upper interior is faced with pin-striped white cotton. There are pockets set into the side seams and pockets at the rear. There is a shirt strap at the center back for adjusting fit, and 6 buttons around the waistline for attaching suspenders.
Context
Worn by Daniel Johnson of Vershire, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.16
Source or Donor
Dietz, Thera L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Suit
Male
6'4" wearer
Material
Wool
Made or Created
Hackett, Carhart & Co.
1900
New York City
Lexicon
Suit,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Johnson, Daniel (1838-1914)
Vershire
Suit
Name/Title
Suit
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.27a-b
Description
Blue-green wool suit consisting of a coat and skirt. The coat has long sleeves, and the cuffs and collar are fur. There are two welt pockets at the waist. It secures at the center front with a single button at the left shoulder. There are two additional buttons on either shoulder beneath the collar, which is attached only at the back neckline. The side hips are accented underneath the pockets by small areas of gathers. There is a permanently attached belt that secures across the front with two buttons. The back has a loose panel that ends at the waist with two long, triangular tails on either side, terminating in long silk tassels. The skirt is made from the same wool and sits at the natural waist. There is a permanently attached belt that secures in the front with a single button.
Context
Worn by Lena Elnora Levey Raymond of Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.31
Source or Donor
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Suit
Female
Made or Created
Lord & Taylor
1910-1920
New York City
Lexicon
Suit,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938), Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Ludlow
Suit
Name/Title
Suit
Entry/Object ID
2010.19.1a-d
Description
Vermont Transit bus driver's uniform consisting of a jacket, pants, shirt, and necktie.

The jacket is made of olive-green, twill-woven polyester. It zips up the center front with a metal zipper and there are two pockets that secure with pointed flaps and brass buttons. The left sleeve has a round, green patch with the yellow inscription, "VERMONT TRANSIT LINES" around the edge and the initials VTL in the center within a triangle. There is a breast pocket set into the green, polyester lining with the sewn in label, "Harvard Uniforms, Baltimore".

The pants are made of olive-green, twill woven polyester. They have a center front zipped fly and loops around the waistline for holding a belt. There are pockets set into the side seams and rear pockets that secure with flaps.

The shirt has long sleeves and secures up the center front with 7 buttons. There are two breast pockets that each secure with buttons. A label at the back of the neck reads, "Flying Cross Duro Poplin 55% Dacron polyester 25% cotton / 32".

The necktie is made of green polyester and is permanently tied. It is held in place on the shirt with a metal plate inside the knot, through which runs a zipper that extends to the narrow end of the tie, allowing the neck loop to be widened to slip over the head. The fabric woven with the monogram VTL. A tag on the reverse reads, "ZIPPIT".
Context
Worn by an bus driver employed by Vermont Transit Lines
Acquisition
Accession Number
2010.19
Source or Donor
McCormick, William
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Suit
Male
32
Material
Polyester
Cotton
Brass
Made or Created
Harvard Uniforms
1980-1990
Baltimore
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Vermont Transit Lines
Suit
Name/Title
Suit
Entry/Object ID
2003.12.10a-b
Description
Blue twill-woven wool suit, consisting of a jacket and skirt. The blazer jacket opens in the center front and has a single row of black, bakelite buttons. There is a breast pocket on the proper left, and two pockets at the waist. A label on the lining reads, "Tailored by Chadwick". The skirt has a kick pleat, and opens at the side with a zipper. There is a button at the waistline above the zipper closure.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.12
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Suit
Female
28" waist
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1947
Lexicon
Blazer,Suit,Skirt,Jacket,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Montpelier
Suit
Name/Title
Suit
Entry/Object ID
1961.47.23a-b
Description
Suit consisting of a white linen blazer and skirt. The blazer has long, puffed sleeves and a wide collar decorated with white buttons. It secures at the center front with two white buttons attached to a cord. The buttons are inserted into two buttonholes and function similar to a frog closure. The skirt is cut tight to the wearer's body and reaches to below the knees. The skirt secures with a line of hooks and eyes.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1961.47
Source or Donor
Hughes, Ruth B.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Suit
Female
Material
Linen
Lexicon
Suit,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Suit
Name/Title
Suit
Entry/Object ID
1986.35.1a-b
Description
Grey wool suit consisting of a coat and skirt. The long coat secures up the center front with decorative metal and crystal buttons on a faux vest attachment of striped velvet. Beneath the vest front, the coat is split. The cuffs, rounded collar, hem, and center front are edged with decoratively woven silk tap, and eight diagonal lines of trim extend from the center front opening on either side. The bottom of the coat has two splits in the back, edged in the same silk trim. Two frog bottoms are applied above each split, and the center tab between them is pointed. The coat is lined in cream-colored silk satin. The skirt sits at the natural waist and is appliqued with black silk trim in the shape of an overskirt: two vertical lines down the front curving into a horizontal line several inches above the bottom hem. The skirt is gored with gathers in the back.
Context
Worn by Blanche Hollister Kent of Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1986.35
Source or Donor
Manly, Susan
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Suit
Female
25" waist; 35" bust
Material
Wool
Silk
Metal
Made or Created
Chandler & Co.
1900-1905
Boston
Lexicon
Suit,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Kent, Susan Blanche Hollister (1852-1938)
Related Place
Kent's Corner
Suit
Name/Title
Suit
Entry/Object ID
1986.43.1a-c
Description
Three-piece grey wool suit consisting of a jacket, vest, and pants. The jackets has two pockets side, each with an upper flap, and a small pocket at the left breast. The center front secures with two grey plastic buttons. There are three buttons on each sleeve cuff. It is lined with grey polyester.

The vest is faced with the same grey wool and has the same polyester lining on the back. It secures at the center front with 5 buttons. There are two pockets and the hem is pointed.

The pants are made of the same grey wool. There are 6 belt loops and center front fly that secures with a zipper and button. There are two side pockets and two back pockets. The left back pocket secures with a button.
Context
Worn by Royce Pitkin, former president of Goddard College, in Plainfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1986.43
Source or Donor
Pitkin, Helen K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Suit
Male
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1970-1980
Lexicon
Suit,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Pitkin, Royce S. (1901-1986), Harvard Clothes Shop, Goddard College
Barre City, Plainfield
Sweater
Name/Title
Sweater
Entry/Object ID
1984.24.8
Description
Grey woven wool sweater. The sweater opens down the center front and secures with 5 buttons. There are patch pockets at the front hips on either side of the center front opening. A label at the center back neckline reads, "100% Wool Knit Coat "Howtex" Binghamton, NY, Binghamton Knitting Co., Inc."
Context
Worn by Rev. William Theodore Knapp in New Hampshire.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1984.24
Source or Donor
Hamblett, Barbara Knapp (1927-2011)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Sweater
Male
Material
Wool
Made or Created
Binghamton Knitting Company
1930-1940
Lexicon
Sweater,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Knapp, William Theodore (1896-1983)
Related Place
New Hampshire
Sweater
Name/Title
Sweater
Entry/Object ID
2006.66
Description
Burgundy knitted sweater covered in various insignia patches. There is a round patch showing a figure on skis; a patch in the shape of the state of Vermont with the inscription, "GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS STATE"; a large S with a figure on skis in the center; the numbers 1, 9, 6, 3 across the bottom. There are two front pockets at the hip. The left pocket has three round metal pins, each of which says "VERMONT STATE TOURNAMENT" and a year from 1959-1963. There are two blue stripes knitted into the left arm, and there are oval suede patches on the elbows of each arm. A small tag at the center back neckline says, "GORDON TOMAT".
Context
Owned by Gordon Tomat, who graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont, in 1963
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.66
Source or Donor
Tomat, Gordon
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1963
Lexicon
Sweater,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Barre City
Sweater
Name/Title
Sweater
Entry/Object ID
2011.39.5a-b
Description
Maroon knit letter sweater with two white stripes on the left arm. The sweater secures down the center front with 6 red plastic buttons, and there are two pockets at the front hip. A varsity letter was attached to the right front breast, but is now detached. The letter is in the shape of an S in gothic script and made of looped pile wool on white felt lined with plain-woven white cotton.
Context
Worn by a student at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont. The two stripes on the sleeve indicate that a varsity letter was earned twice.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2011.39
Source or Donor
Tomasini, Donna M.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
SHS Class of 1956
Made or Created
Bert Charon
1955-1956
Lexicon
Cardigan,Sweater,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Barre City
Sweatshirt
Name/Title
Sweatshirt
Entry/Object ID
2014.52.4
Description
Long-sleeved green sweatshirt with jersey knitted cuffs and hem. The center front is printed with a large yellow B with a yellow image of a bobcat at its center. The words "Barre Town / Bobcats" in white flank the image. There is a label inside the back neckline that reads, "Jerzees Activewear M (10-12) 50% polyester Made in Mexico".
Context
Worn by a student of Barre Town Middle-Elementary School in Barre Town, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.52
Source or Donor
Staff
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Sweatshirt
Unisex
Youth Medium (10-12)
Fabric
Jersey
Material
Polyester
Made or Created
2000-2004
Mexico
Lexicon
Sweatshirt,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Barre Town
T-Shirt
Name/Title
T-Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2003.7.8
Description
Light blue t-shirt printed on the front with an image of the Vermont State House covered in red, white, and blue ribbons. The building has 6 double-story columns across a central portico, each wrapped in ribbon. Above the portico is a gold-domed cupola. The two side wings are draped in ribbon and the building is set within an amorphous green shape (representing trees) with a blue gradient at the top. The image is flanked at the top and bottom with the black inscription, "1791 1991 VERMONT BICENTENNIAL". The left sleeve is printed in red with a logo of three triangle outlines and the inscription, "AD ART AMERICA E. Barre, Vermont". The back of the shirt is printed in red with the word "VOLUNTEER".
Context
Worn by a volunteer at the festivities celebrating the bicentennial of Vermont's statehood.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.7
Source or Donor
Rogstad, Mary Labate
Acquisition Method
Collected by Staff
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Unisex
L 42-44
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
Ad Art America, Hanes
1991
Barre City
Lexicon
T-Shirt,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Montpelier, Vermont State House
Vermont Bicentennial
T-Shirt
Name/Title
T-Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2020.28.2
Description
Green t-shirt printed with a black-and-white hand-drawn illustration of a catamount with the inscription, "Exploration Encounter Exchange / Vermont History Day 2004". The back is printed with the inscription, "Cargill Animal Nutrition A Proud Sponsor of Vermont History Day".
Context
Produced by Vermont Historical Society for Vermont History Day, 2004.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.28
Acquisition Method
Found in Collection
Made or Created
Artist
Ladd, Liza
2004
Lexicon
T-Shirt,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
T-Shirt
Name/Title
T-Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2016.51.2
Description
Black cotton t-shirt. The front left breast is printed in bright green with the inscription, "www. / Vermontpickle / .com", in Comic Sans font. The back is printed in bright green with the inscription, "Get Pickled! / Vermont Pickle / Hand crafted for a fresh from the garden taste." in Comic Sans font.
Context
Vermont Pickle was a pickling company in Milton, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2016.51
Source or Donor
Acomb, Merlin Lloyd
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Unisex
Large
Fabric
Jersey
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
Port and Company
2008-2015
Lexicon
T-Shirt,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Vermont Pickle
T-Shirt
Name/Title
T-Shirt
Entry/Object ID
1995.35
Description
Cream-colored t-shirt printed in brown with a line drawing illustration of the Pavilion Hotel and the label, "MONTPELIER, VERMONT".
Context
Shows the Pavilion Building in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1995.35
Source or Donor
Staff
Acquisition Method
Collected by Staff
Credit Line
through Barney Bloom
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Unisex
Fabric
Jersey
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
Hanes
20th Century
Lexicon
T-Shirt,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Montpelier, Pavilion
T-Shirt
Name/Title
T-Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.149a
Description
Short-sleeved green t-shirt printed on the front with the inscription, "M.H.S. 74", in white.
Context
Worn by Ronda Balham as a student at Montpelier High School, Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Unisex
Youth Large
Fabric
Jersey
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
1974
Lexicon
T-Shirt,Uniform,Shirt,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Henry, Ronda A. Balham (b. 1956), Montpelier High School
Montpelier
T-Shirt
Name/Title
T-Shirt
Entry/Object ID
1993.38.3
Description
White t-shirt with black-printed graphic at the center front showing a marching band. The band consists of several musicians in three rows, a semicircle of color guard kneeling on the ground, two people holding a banner, and another row of color guard holding waving flags. Around the graphic is the inscription, "BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND/THE PRIDE OF VERMONT/'76 BICENTENNIAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL-WASH. D.C./'81 MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE-NEW YORK CITY".
Context
Made for the Brattleboro Union High School marching band of Brattleboro, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1993.38
Source or Donor
Carnahan, Paul A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1981-1993
Lexicon
T-Shirt,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Polyester
Relationships
Brattleboro
US Bicentennial Celebration
T-Shirt
Name/Title
T-Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.149b
Description
Green-and-white striped short-sleeved t-shirt. The cuffs and neckline are bound in dark green. The left breast is printed with the word "Montpelier" in gothic letters above an oval surrounded by leaves. Within the oval is the handwritten label, "RONDA BALHAM" in green ink.
Context
Worn by Ronda Balham as a student at Montpelier High School, Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Unisex
Small
Fabric
Jersey
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
Champion Products, Inc.
1970-1974
India
Lexicon
T-Shirt,Uniform,Shirt,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Henry, Ronda A. Balham (b. 1956), Montpelier High School
Montpelier
T-Shirt
Name/Title
T-Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2013.52.24
Description
Purple t-shirt printed at the center front chest with an image of three dancing figures on a background of large snowflakes. The pink inscription, "WINTER HEAT", is above the image, and below the image is, "DANCE COMPETITION January 28, 2006 South Burlington High School". The back of the shirt is printed with the inscription, "BFA ST. ALBANS / BURR & BURTON ACADEMY / COLCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL / LAMOILLE VALLEY UNION HIGH SCHOOL / MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH SCHOOL / MISSISQUOI VALLEY UNION HIGH SCHOOL / MOUNT MANSFIELD UNION HIGH SCHOOL / NORTH COUNTRY UNION HIGH SHCOOL / SOUTH BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL".
Context
Given to participants in the 2006 Winter Heat Dance Competition in South Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2013.52
Source or Donor
Staff
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Unisex
Made or Created
2006
Lexicon
T-Shirt,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
South Burlington High School, Bellows Free Academy, Burr and Burton Academy, Colchester High School, Lamoille Valley Union High School, Middlebury Union High School, Missisquoi Valley Union High School, Mount Mansfield Union High School, North Country Union High School
South Burlington
T-Shirt
Name/Title
T-Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.933
Description
Heather grey t-shirt printed in black with the inscription "MATHEWSON SCHOOL" and "1903-1993" above and below an illustration of a large brick institutional building with multiple chimneys.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Unisex
Small
Fabric
Jersey
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
Fruit of the Loom
1993
United States of America
Lexicon
T-Shirt,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Mathewson School
Barre City
T-Shirt
Name/Title
T-Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.934
Description
White t-shirt printed with a childlike illustration of two red buildings with an empty lot in between framed within an oval. The words "BARRE CELEBRATES" rings the top edge of the image, and the words, "VERMONT BICENTENNIAL 1791-1991" are at the bottom of the image within the oval. Beneath the frame in tiny letters is the label, "Nathan Micheli = 4th - Ward Five School".
Context
Made to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Vermont's statehood
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.60
Source or Donor
Barre Historical Society, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Unisex
Large (44 bust)
Fabric
Jersey
Material
Cotton
Made or Created
Artist
Micheli, Nathan
Hanes
1991
Lexicon
T-Shirt,Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Ad Art America
Barre City
Vermont Bicentennial
T-Shirt