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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Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1950.17
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is black, and the lining is copper with a white stripe. The opening edge is bound with gold-colored velvet.
Context
Worn by orthopedic surgeon, Doctor John Ridlon, upon receiving an honorary doctorate degree from Tufts University.
Acquisition
1950.17
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Materials
Nylon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Ridlon, John Frederick (1852-1936)
Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1971.47.2
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is grey, and the lining is grey with a yellow stripe. The lining has discolored to pink toward the bottom. The opening edge is bound with purple velvet.
Context
Worn by Senator Winston Lewis Prouty when Lafayette College conferred on him the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, June 3, 1966.
Acquisition
1971.47
Made/Created
1966
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Materials
Nylon
Relationships
Prouty, Winston Lewis (1906-1971), Lafayette College
Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1975.14.1
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is black, and the lining is orange. The opening edge is bound with black velvet.
Use
Warren R. Austin
Context
Worn by Warren R. Austin upon receiving an honorary degree at Syracuse University in 1951.
Acquisition
1975.14
Made/Created
1951
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Relationships
Austin, Warren Robinson (1877-1962), Syracuse University
Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1975.14.2
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is black, and the lining is orange with a black stripe. The opening edge is bound with purple velvet.
Context
Worn by Warren R. Austin upon receiving an honorary degree at Syracuse University in 1951.
Acquisition
1975.14
Made/Created
1951
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Austin, Warren Robinson (1877-1962)
Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1975.14.3
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is black, and the lining is red with a white stripe. The opening edge is bound with purple velvet.
Context
Worn by Warren R. Austin upon receiving an honorary degree at Boston University.
Acquisition
1975.14
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Austin, Warren Robinson (1877-1962)
Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1975.14.4
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is black, and the lining is silver with a blue stripe. The opening edge is bound with black velvet.
Context
Worn by Warren R. Austin upon receiving an honorary degree at Georgetown University in 1951.
Acquisition
1975.14
Made/Created
1951
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Austin, Warren Robinson (1877-1962)
Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1975.14.5
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is black, and the lining is green with a silverstripe. The opening edge is bound with purple velvet.
Context
Worn by Warren R. Austin upon receiving an honorary doctoral degree at Tulane University in 1951.
Acquisition
1975.14
Made/Created
1951
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Austin, Warren Robinson (1877-1962)
Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1975.14.6
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is black, and the lining is brown with a white stripe. The opening edge is bound with purple velvet.
Context
Worn by Warren R. Austin upon receiving an honorary doctoral degree at Lafayette College in 1947.
Acquisition
1975.14
Made/Created
1947
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Austin, Warren Robinson (1877-1962)
Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1975.14.7
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is black, and the lining is red. The opening edge is bound with purple velvet.
Context
Worn by Warren R. Austin upon receiving an honorary degree.
Acquisition
1975.14
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Austin, Warren Robinson (1877-1962)
Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1975.14.8
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is black, and the lining is purple with a yellow velvet stripe. The opening edge is bound with purple velvet.
Context
Worn by Warren R. Austin upon receiving an honorary degree.
Acquisition
1975.14
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Austin, Warren Robinson (1877-1962)
Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1975.14.9
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is black, and the lining is blue with a white stripe. The opening edge is bound with purple velvet.
Context
Worn by Warren R. Austin upon receiving an honorary doctoral degree.
Acquisition
1975.14
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Austin, Warren Robinson (1877-1962)
Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1975.14.10
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is black, and the lining is brown with a yellow stripe. The opening edge is bound with purple velvet.
Context
Worn by Warren R. Austin upon receiving an honorary degree.
Acquisition
1975.14
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Austin, Warren Robinson (1877-1962)
Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1975.14.11
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is black, and the lining is green with a yellow stripe. The opening edge is bound with purple velvet.
Context
Worn by Warren R. Austin upon receiving an honorary degree.
Acquisition
1975.14
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Austin, Warren Robinson (1877-1962)
Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1975.14.12
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is black, and the lining is green. The opening edge is bound with purple velvet.
Context
Worn by Warren R. Austin upon receiving an honorary degree.
Acquisition
1975.14
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Austin, Warren Robinson (1877-1962)
Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1975.14.13
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is black, and the lining is pink with a yellow stripe. The opening edge is bound with purple velvet.
Context
Worn by Warren R. Austin upon receiving an honorary degree.
Acquisition
1975.14
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Austin, Warren Robinson (1877-1962)
Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1975.14.14
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is black, and the lining is blue, white, and red.. The opening edge is bound with purple velvet.
Context
Worn by Warren R. Austin upon receiving an honorary degree.
Acquisition
1975.14
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Austin, Warren Robinson (1877-1962)
Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1975.14.15
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is black, and the lining is light blue with a white stripe. The opening edge is bound with purple velvet.
Context
Worn by Warren R. Austin upon receiving an honorary degree.
Acquisition
1975.14
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Austin, Warren Robinson (1877-1962)
Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1975.14.16
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is black, and the lining is green with a yellow stripe. The opening edge is bound with blue velvet.
Context
Worn by Warren R. Austin upon receiving a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from the University of Vermont.
Acquisition
1975.14
Lexicon
Relationships
Austin, Warren Robinson (1877-1962), University of Vermont
Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1975.14.17
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is black, and the lining is green with a yellow stripe. The opening edge is bound with yellow velvet.
Context
Worn by Warren R. Austin upon receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont.
Acquisition
1975.14
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Austin, Warren Robinson (1877-1962)
Academic Hood
Name/Title
Academic Hood
Entry/Object ID
1971.47.1
Description
Academic hood. The outer fabric is black, and the lining is purple with a white stripe. The opening edge is bound with purple velvet.
Context
Worn by Senator Winston Lewis Prouty when the University of Vermont conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree on him May 18, 1969.
Acquisition
1971.47
Made/Created
1969
Lexicon
Materials
Nylon
Relationships
Prouty, Winston Lewis (1906-1971), University of Vermont
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Apron
Name/Title
Apron
Entry/Object ID
1983.24.1
Description
White kid letter Masonic apron edged with red silk. The apron has an upper flap onto which is painted in gold the all-seeing eye with rays radiating outward in all directions. On the main body, all painted in gold, are: the words, "HOLINESS TO THE LORD."; the ark of the covenant; the letter G within a triangle; a smoking urn.
Acquisition
1983.24
Made/Created
1815-1825
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Silk, Gold, Ink
Relationships
Person or Organization
Freemasons
Place
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Apron
Name/Title
Apron
Entry/Object ID
1984.6.2
Description
Blue checked cotton apron. The check design is woven into the fabric and is 4 yarns by 4 yarns. The apron consists of a long rectangular piece of fabric gathered into a narrow waistband that extends outward to a tie.
Context
Made from cloth woven at the Vermont State Prison in Windsor.
Acquisition
1984.6
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
Building
Windsor Prison
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Apron
Name/Title
Apron
Entry/Object ID
1963.26.1b
Description
White cotton apron or overskirt. It is decorated round the bottom with diamond-shaped lace inserts.
Context
Worn by Henrietta Allen Prouty in Newport, Vermont.
Acquisition
1963.26
Made/Created
1913-1914
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Prouty, Henrietta Allen (1865-1929)
Place
City
Newport
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1960.38
Made/Created
circa 1830
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Hager, Albert David (1817-1888), Freemasons
Place
Town
Reading
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Links and URLs
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
1957.4
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Apron
Male
Fabric
Taffeta
Material
Silk
Color
White
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Robinson, Lewis (1793-1871), Freemasons
Place
Town
Reading
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Apron
Name/Title
Apron
Entry/Object ID
1989.20.1
Description
"Ladies Cobblers Apron/ with Four Large Pockets/ Hand Made/ Fine Cotton Print Material" in original package, selling for 98 cents. Made in Fairlee, Vt.

Cotton apron in original retail packaging. The fabric of the apron is printed with a brown ground and red, white, and blue rosettes. It is in a clear plastic bag with a cardboard label stapled to the top. The label has an oval logo that reads, "GENUINE Dolly Madison PRODUCT". A paper card within the package reads, "Ladies Cobblers Apron with Four Large Pockets Hand Made Fine Cotton Print Material".
Context
Made in Fairlee, Vermont.
Acquisition
1989.20
Made/Created
Dolly Madison
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Apron
Name/Title
Apron
Entry/Object ID
1986.42.5
Description
Black silk apron with a patch pocket. The apron is gather to a narrow waistband that extends out to a tie. The edges are trimmed with 3 rows of velvet ribbon, and the pocket is decorated with velvet ribbon in both horizontal and vertical lines, making a lattice. There is a tassel on each end of the waist tie.
Context
Likely worn by a member of the Gray, Rowland, or Welch families.
Acquisition
1986.42
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Dimensions
Materials
Silk
Armlet
Name/Title
Armlet
Entry/Object ID
1958.40.17
Description
Jeweled adornment consisting of a beaded rope (black glass beads) looped and secured with an intricate knot.
Context
Owned by a member of the Keith family.
Acquisition
1958.40
Made/Created
1890-1910
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Glass, Cotton
Artificial Flowers
Name/Title
Artificial Flowers
Entry/Object ID
1966.72.16
Description
Sprig of artificial orange blossoms. It consists of green stems and leaves, white buds, and small white flowers.
Context
Used with 1966.72.9a
Acquisition
1966.72
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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
2003.16
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shorts
Female
24" waist
Material
Nylon
Made/Created
1970-1974
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Henry, Ronda A. Balham (b. 1956), Montpelier High School
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bag
Name/Title
Bag
Entry/Object ID
1960.106.3
Description
Large beaded bag. The bag opens at the center top, and the opening edge is bound with white leather. The front has a decorative upper flap. The front flap and front side are decorated in a floral pattern made from glass seed beads in red, pink, orange, yellow, white, clear, blue, and green. The beaded design is stitched on paper, then appliqued to the backing fabric, a black velvet. The edges are decorated with white and clear glass beads, and bound with red ribbon. There is an addition, small pocket hidden beneath the flap. The underside of the flap and the interior of the back are lined with white cotton.
Acquisition
1960.106
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Wool, Glass, Cotton
Relationships
Place
Town
Cambridge
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Band Uniform
Name/Title
Band Uniform
Entry/Object ID
2003.11.1a-b
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
2003.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Made/Created
Crown Uniform Company, Inc.
circa 1939
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Perrin, George Charles (1912-1994)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2014.60
Made/Created
Crown Uniform Company, Inc.
circa 1940
Lexicon
Relationships
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Baseball Cap
Name/Title
Baseball Cap
Entry/Object ID
2004.22.2
Description
This baseball cap is made of Kelly green cotton and features a patch above the brim. The patch is red, green, and white and displays the text "Valceresio Vermont 1997" with the Italian and American flags in the background. Inside the cap, there is a tag that provides information about the fabric content and size, which is measured using the Italian system. On the top of the cap's crown, there is a covered green button, and there are two round metal vents for ventilation. At the back of the cap, there is a plastic strap that allows for adjusting the size.
Context
Distributed by a group from Varese, Italy, on their visit to Barre, Vermont in 1997.
Acquisition
2004.22
Made/Created
1997
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Plastic
Relationships
,
Baseball Cap
Name/Title
Baseball Cap
Entry/Object ID
2003.73.81
Description
Green baseball cap. Positioned at the center front of the cap is a diamond-shaped patch that bears the inscription "STAFF B.S.A." Below this text, a fleur-de-lys, a stylized lily symbol, adds a touch of elegance to the design.
Context
Owned by Charles Willard Phipard of Royalton, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.73
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Phipard, Charles Willard (1916-2002), Boy Scouts of America
Place
Town
Royalton
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Baseball Cap
Name/Title
Baseball Cap
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.20
Description
The baseball cap is made of white cotton and features an imprint of "VERMONT GREEN UP" and its logo in green on the front. The cap's inside tag displays "AD ART AMERICA," and on the reverse side, it reads "PRINTED BY HAND IN VERMONT 802-476-5226." To ensure a proper fit, the cap includes a plastic band in the back for adjusting the size. The brim of the cap extends out 3 inches and has a green facing. It is topstitched using wide stitching.
Acquisition
2001.31
Made/Created
Ad Art America
2001
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont Green Up, Inc.
Event
Green Up Day
Web Links and URLs
Baseball Cap
Name/Title
Baseball Cap
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.21
Description
This baseball cap is made from dark green cotton and prominently displays a stitched logo on the front. The logo features a cow holding a trash bag, symbolizing environmental consciousness. Below the logo, "Green Up Vermont" is stitched in yellow letters, further emphasizing the environmental message. On the right side of the cap, in white lettering, is the stitched text "National Life of Vermont." Across the back of the cap, also in white lettering, is the phrase "Vermont Chamber of Commerce." The cap's visor extends out approximately 2.75 inches. At the back of the cap, there is a cotton band and buckle, allowing for adjustment of the cap's size. Inside the cap, a label reads: "Kati headwear SUPREME One size fits all made in China."
Acquisition
2001.31
Made/Created
Kati Headwear
2001
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Vermont Green Up, Inc., The National Life Group
Event
Green Up Day
Web Links and URLs
Baseball Cap
Name/Title
Baseball Cap
Entry/Object ID
1999.11.4
Description
White baseball cap printed in red with the words "BOUYEA FASSETTS THE SUPER CITIES WALK" within the outline of a slice of bread. Above the large label is a banner that reads "FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS". There are three pairs of shoes hanging from the banner. There is a white cord across the brim where it meets the crown.
Context
Owned by Stephen Stasheski of East Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1999.11
Made/Created
circa 1995
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Bouyea-Fassetts Bakery Inc., Stasheski, Stephen
Place
Village
East Calais
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Baseball Cap
Name/Title
Baseball Cap
Entry/Object ID
1999.11.5
Description
Red baseball cap printed in yellow with a round logo consisting of the words "WOOBURY . CABOT . CALAIS . EAST MONTPELIER . TWINFIELD" surrounding an illustration of a tree with the letters "CVLL" in the foliage. A tag inside reads, "twin city KNITTING/ Polyester/ one Size Fits All/ Made in Dominican Republic", and the name "Steve S" is written inside.
Context
Worn by Stephen Stasheski of East Calais, Vermont, while playing Little League.
Acquisition
1999.11
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Polyester
Relationships
Stasheski, Stephen, Champlain Valley Little League
Place
Village
East Calais
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Baseball Cap
Name/Title
Baseball Cap
Entry/Object ID
2006.55.1
Description
Baseball cap with an undyed cotton crown and green visor. The crown is printed at the center front with an illustration of two deer in front of a copse of leafless trees. A tag on the interior reads, "One Size Fits All Made in China". The initials "A H W" are written on the inside in ink. There is a green plastic tag at the center back for adjusting fit. There are 4 eyelets in the crown, stitched with green thread, and a matching green-fabric covered button at the center top. There are 8 rows of topstitching on the visor, following the shape of the edge.
Context
Distributed at the 1993 reunion of Camp Maple Knolls in Northfield, Vermont.
Acquisition
2006.55
Made/Created
1993
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Camp Maple Knolls
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Baseball Cap
Name/Title
Baseball Cap
Entry/Object ID
1996.17
Description
Blue baseball cap printed in yellow with the words "WOODBURY FIRE DEPT." and a quatrefoil firefighter emblem.
Context
Produced to support the Woodbury Fire Department of Woodbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1996.17
Made/Created
WearGuard
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Materials
Cotton, Polyester
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodbury Fire Department
Place
Town
Woodbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Baseball Cap
Name/Title
Baseball Cap
Entry/Object ID
2000.19.2
Description
This baseball hat is made of navy blue cotton and features a stitched visor. On the back of the hat, there is a plastic tab for size adjustment. The hat also includes vent holes, with a fabric-covered button placed at the very top. Inside the hat, there is a sweatband and an interior reinforcing fabric on the front. On the front of the hat, there is silver lettering that reads: "Vermont, 1861-1865, The State That Saved the Union."
Context
Produced to commemorate Vermont's contribution to the United States' Civil War.
Acquisition
2000.19
Made/Created
Nissun Cap
2000
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Plastic
Relationships
Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
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
2006.28
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt, Pants
Male
34 (40/34/40)
Material
Wool
Made/Created
1934-1941
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Rowley, William Reginald (1909-2005)
Place
Town
Richford
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bathing Cap
Name/Title
Bathing Cap
Entry/Object ID
2004.58.105
Description
White rubber swim cap with raised flowers, leaves, and stems. An adjustable chin strap snaps into place below the wearer's ears. Inside the cap are raised letters that read, "Sea Siren, Pretty Products, Inc., Made in U.S.A."
Context
Worn by Anita W. Rogers of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.58
Made/Created
Pretty Products, Inc.
1960-1965
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Rubber, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Rogers, Anita Joan Wood (b. 1948)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bathing Suit
Female
Fabric
Knit
Material
Wool
Made/Created
circa 1925
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Relationships
Person or Organization
The Homer Fitts Company
Bathing Suit
Name/Title
Bathing Suit
Entry/Object ID
2003.73.52a-b
Description
Heavy wool knit men's swimsuit. It is navy blue with a white adjustable cloth belt with a gold-colored buckle that says "Gantner Wikies." It has a white knit lining.
Context
Owned by Charles Willard Phipard of Royalton, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.73
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bathing Suit
Male
36
Fabric
Knit
Material
Wool
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Phipard, Charles Willard (1916-2002)
Place
Town
Royalton
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Beads
Name/Title
Beads
Entry/Object ID
1975.378
Description
17 marginella shell beads of graded sizes. Each has a roughly rounded, polished surface with central hole drilled lengthwise.
Ethnography
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Materials
Shell
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
2001.27
Made/Created
1917-1919
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, String
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stockwell, Frances
Place
Camp
Camp Hokomoko
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Beanie
Name/Title
Beanie
Entry/Object ID
2003.73.29
Description
Light brown knit hat with a pompom and a white silk liner.
Context
Owned by Charles Willard Phipard of Royalton, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.73
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Phipard, Charles Willard (1916-2002)
Place
Town
Royalton
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1948.10
Made/Created
Artist
Wells, Hannah B. Davis (1814-1895)
1835
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Dimensions
Overall
Belt
Name/Title
Belt
Entry/Object ID
1966.1
Description
Belt woven with glass seed beads. The design is separated into sections with alternating background colors: white designs on black and black designs on white. Some designs are accented with gold beads. Designs include geometric shapes, plants, a cross, flowers, and animals. The belt is unlined, leaving the design visible on both sides.
Context
Made by Carline Coffin of Springfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1966.1
Made/Created
Artist
Coffin, Caroline Jackman Hatch (1814-1899)
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Beads
Relationships
Place
Town
Springfield
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2021.7
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Belt
Unisex
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Abair, Christine Cora Dodge
Place
Town
Middlesex
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Belt
Name/Title
Belt
Entry/Object ID
1973.11.3
Description
Loom beaded belt woven with the words, "Clarissa Pollard. A Brothers Gift. August. 1833.", and repeating floral elements.
Context
Made by James Addison Pollard in 1833. Pollard was superintendent of the Windsor Prison during the 19th century. He assigned activities such as this to the inmates under the belief that they should be kept occupied.
Acquisition
1973.11
Made/Created
Artist
Pollard, James Addison (1817-1911)
1833
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Glass, Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
French, Clarissa Pollard (1798-1877)
, ,
Belt
Name/Title
Belt
Entry/Object ID
1954.29.14
Description
White suede leather belt. The belt has a brass buckle with a raised, silver-toned metal H at the center.
Context
Worn by William T. Dewey in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.29
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Dimensions
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, William Tarbox (1852-1911)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Belt
Name/Title
Belt
Entry/Object ID
1972.31.1
Description
Leather belt with 2-pronged metal buckle. The belt has a decorative or functional length of leather cord stitched through the center of the belt along its length.
Context
According to family history, this belt was worn during the Revolutionary War by Ralph Ridley.
Acquisition
1972.31
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Ridley, Ralph
Event
American Revolutionary War
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
1963.62
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Belt
Female
Made/Created
circa 1830
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Mason, Caroline Betsy Weaver (1807-1841)
Place
Town
Plymouth
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Beret
Name/Title
Beret
Entry/Object ID
1998.11.17
Description
Knitted child's beret with an intaglio snowflake design in blues, pink, yellow, and orange.
Context
Worn by Kate, Laura, or Dundeen Webb of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Hat
Female
Fabric
Knit
Material
Wool
Made/Created
Artist
Seemann, Kate Deforest Jennings Webb (1927-2002)
circa 1955
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Harris, Kate Brewster Webb (1948-2016), Galipeau, Dundeen Cromwell Webb (b. 1952), Brown, Laura Havemeyer Webb (b. 1950)
Place
Town
Shelburne
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Beret
Name/Title
Beret
Entry/Object ID
2006.13.1
Description
Gold-colored wool beret with the letter CW in black on the front. A nametag labeled, "Helen L. Phipard", is sewn in the center of the interior. There are 2 eyelets at the center back of the band that may have been used with a string to adjust fit.
Context
Worn by Helen Phipard Dumville as a student at Camp Wihakowi in Northfield, Vermont.
Acquisition
2006.13
Made/Created
circa 1920
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Dumville, Helen L. Phipard (1917-2005), Camp Wihakowi
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Links and URLs
Bib
Name/Title
Bib
Entry/Object ID
2007.18.264
Description
Linen clothing protector. The linen is a rectangle with a slit in one side, leading to an oval cutout near the center.
Context
Owned by Doctor Charles Smith Boynton of Burlington, Vermont.
Acquisition
2007.18
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Person or Organization
Boynton, Charles Smith
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bloomers
Name/Title
Bloomers
Entry/Object ID
1998.11.19
Description
White knitted child's bloomers or diaper cover. There is an elastic band woven through the top waist.
Context
Worn by Kate, Laura, or Dundeen Webb of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
W: 20
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Harris, Kate Brewster Webb (1948-2016), Galipeau, Dundeen Cromwell Webb (b. 1952), Brown, Laura Havemeyer Webb (b. 1950)
Place
Town
Shelburne
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bloomers
Name/Title
Bloomers
Entry/Object ID
1998.11.20
Description
White knitted child's bloomers or diaper cover. There is an elastic band woven through the top waist.
Context
Worn by Kate, Laura, or Dundeen Webb of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
W: 18
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Harris, Kate Brewster Webb (1948-2016), Galipeau, Dundeen Cromwell Webb (b. 1952), Brown, Laura Havemeyer Webb (b. 1950)
Place
Town
Shelburne
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bloomers
Name/Title
Bloomers
Entry/Object ID
1998.11.21
Description
White knitted child's bloomers or diaper cover. There is an elastic band woven through the top waist.
Context
Worn by Kate, Laura, or Dundeen Webb of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
W: 11
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Harris, Kate Brewster Webb (1948-2016), Galipeau, Dundeen Cromwell Webb (b. 1952), Brown, Laura Havemeyer Webb (b. 1950)
Place
Town
Shelburne
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bloomers
Name/Title
Bloomers
Entry/Object ID
1998.11.22
Description
White knitted child's bloomers or diaper cover. There is an elastic band woven through the top waist.
Context
Worn by Kate, Laura, or Dundeen Webb of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
W: 17
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Harris, Kate Brewster Webb (1948-2016), Galipeau, Dundeen Cromwell Webb (b. 1952), Brown, Laura Havemeyer Webb (b. 1950)
Place
Town
Shelburne
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bloomers
Name/Title
Bloomers
Entry/Object ID
1998.11.23
Description
White knitted child's bloomers or diaper cover. There is an elastic band inserted through the top waist.
Context
Worn by Kate, Laura, or Dundeen Webb of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
W: 18
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Harris, Kate Brewster Webb (1948-2016), Galipeau, Dundeen Cromwell Webb (b. 1952), Brown, Laura Havemeyer Webb (b. 1950)
Place
Town
Shelburne
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bloomers
Name/Title
Bloomers
Entry/Object ID
1998.11.24
Description
White knitted child's bloomers or diaper cover with shorts. There is an elastic band inserted through the top waist.
Context
Worn by Kate, Laura, or Dundeen Webb of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
W: 17
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Harris, Kate Brewster Webb (1948-2016), Galipeau, Dundeen Cromwell Webb (b. 1952), Brown, Laura Havemeyer Webb (b. 1950)
Place
Town
Shelburne
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Blouse
Name/Title
Blouse
Entry/Object ID
1977.46.9
Description
Child's sailor suit blouse made of blue-and-white pinstriped cotton. The collar, which falls at the back, is faced in navy blue fabric with three lines of white soutache, and there is a white tape at the center front that ties into a bow. The blouse has long sleeves.
Context
Likely worn by Elizabeth Kent, whose family had a summer home in Kent's Corner, Vermont.
Acquisition
1977.46
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Blouse
Unisex
Made/Created
circa 1920
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Kent, Elizabeth
Place
Village
Kent's Corner
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Blouse
Name/Title
Blouse
Entry/Object ID
1989.51.4
Description
Sheer white cotton blouse. It has a pointed falling collar and no sleeves. It is embroidered along the center front opening and the side seams with a floral vine in white. The center front fastens closed with metal snaps.
Context
Worn by Emilie Perreault Tessier of Shaftsbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
1989.51
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Tessier, Emelie Perrault (1887-1968)
Place
Town
Shaftsbury
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Blouse
Name/Title
Blouse
Entry/Object ID
1989.51.5
Description
White cotton blouse with butterfly sleeves. It is embroidered on both sides of the front with whitework vines and eyelets. The falling collar and the sleeves have scalloped edges. It secures up the center front with square mother-of-pearl buttons. There are tucks shaping the waistline above a short peplum.
Context
Worn by Emilie Perreault Tessier of Shaftsbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
1989.51
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Tessier, Emelie Perrault (1887-1968)
Place
Town
Shaftsbury
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Blouse
Name/Title
Blouse
Entry/Object ID
1989.51.6
Description
A long-sleeved, white cotton blouse decorated with lace, embroidery and tucks on the front, back and sleeves. The blouse fastens with buttons off center and the outer edge is scalloped. The blouse has a slightly gathered waist in the front, which is longer than the finished edge in the back.
Context
Worn by Emilie Perreault Tessier of Shaftsbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
1989.51
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Tessier, Emelie Perrault (1887-1968)
Place
Town
Shaftsbury
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Blouse
Name/Title
Blouse
Entry/Object ID
1989.51.11
Description
White linen blouse with three lace cutout stripes down the front. The blouse has a collar, cap sleeves and buttons in the back.
Context
Worn by Emilie Perreault Tessier of Shaftsbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
1989.51
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Person or Organization
Tessier, Emelie Perrault (1887-1968)
,
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
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Blouse
Female
Made/Created
circa 1900
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Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
1994.30.3
Description
Black linen sleeveless bodice, removed from the rest of the garment. It has a V-shaped neckline at the front and back. There are darts in the front to create the bustline. A long metal zipper with black tape is inserted into the back, with the bottom of the zipper hanging loose. The bottom edge of the bodice is unfinished; it was previously attached to a very full white cotton organdy skirt.
Context
Made by Edith Wilson Nuquist of Burlington, Vermont.
Acquisition
1994.30
Made/Created
Artist
Nuquist, Edith Wilson (1907-1970)
1957
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen, Metal
Relationships
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1982.27
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
Material
Silk
Silver
Cotton
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Guernsey, Josephine Pratt (1858-1940)
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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.
Context
Worn by Thirza Elizabeth Levey or Ellen Relief Raymond of Ludlow, Vermont.
Acquisition
1982.31
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
Material
Wool
Made/Created
1870-1880
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Relationships
Raymond, Ellen Relief (1840-1932), Levey, Thirza Elizabeth (1843-1928)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
1954.29.8
Description
Small dress bodice, cut from skirt. The bodice has short sleeves and a wide, rounded neckline. The show fabric on both the front and back are gathered to the center at the waistline. The sleeves are collar are trimmed with blue-and-white striped silk ribbon, and there is a ribbon bow at the center front neckline. The show fabric has a yellow ground with small red and blue paisley shapes sprigged throughout in a small repeating patter. The interior is lined with white cotton. The waistline edge is raw. The bodice opens at the center back.
Context
Worn by a member of the Dewey family in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.29
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Materials
Cotton
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
1954.35
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
Material
Silk
Cotton
Pearl
Made/Created
1881
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Briggs, Anna Sanford Higgins (1851-1935)
,
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.57
Description
Dark blue velvet bodice. It laces up the back through hand-bound eyelets, and there is an additional panel to cover any gap. There are no sleeves. There are 2 metal stays on each side seam. It is lined in black glazed cotton.
Context
Worn by either Ruth Raymond Jones (1895-1982) or her mother Lena Elnora Levey Raymond (1873-1938) in Ludlow, Vermont.
Acquisition
1982.31
Made/Created
circa 1920
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Materials
Silk, Metal
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
1958.40
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
24" waist
Fabric
Satin
Material
Silk
Made/Created
1865-1870
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Benjamin, Edna Lucy Downing (1845-1927)
Place
Town
Berlin
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1958.40
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
23" waist
Material
Silk
Made/Created
circa 1865
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Benjamin, Edna Lucy Downing (1845-1927)
Place
Town
Berlin
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
1966.31.10
Description
Small, black dress bodice. The bodice is fitted to the wearer's torso six dart angled toward the center front. The neckline is very wide, and the hem comes to a slight point at the center front. The sleeves are trimmed with ball fringe.
Context
Worn by a member of the Bailey, Fifield, or Hubbard family in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1966.31
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Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1966.31
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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
1982.9
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
Made/Created
Artist
Lanier, Eliza Dumas (1857-1935)
1884
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Relationships
,
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
1968.25.41
Description
Yellow-cream colored wool bodice decorated with strips of velvet and black lace. The bodice has a high neckline and long sleeves.
Context
Likely worn by a member of the Jones family of Waitsfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1968.25
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
Material
Wool
Silk
Cotton
Made/Created
circa 1870
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Relationships
Place
Town
Waitsfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1969.26
Made/Created
1859-1860
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Chapin, Catherine Abbott (1837-1915)
Place
Town
Worcester
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1922.8
Description
Grey felt bonnet trimmed with green grosgrain ribbon. The crown of the bonnet is stiff and ends in a flat disk. The trim is cut into a wavy pattern and accented with a large, loose bow at the center. The brim is lined with the same green ribbon. The inside of the crown is lined with buckram.
Context
Worn by Paulina Hawley
Acquisition
1922.8
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Materials
Wool, Ribbon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Hawley, Paulina
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1993.14.7
Description
This lace and net bonnet has a wired brim, providing structure and shape. It is adorned on the sides with silk ribbon bows.
Context
Worn by a member of the Blair or Gilfillan families of Barnet, Vermont.
Acquisition
1993.14
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1993.14.8
Description
This black net bonnet features a round crown that is adorned with a crosshatch pattern created by black silk ribbon. The brim of the bonnet is embellished with lace ruffles, extending all the way around its circumference. Small ribbon bows are delicately placed on the brim. At the center back of the bonnet, there is a very large ribbon bow, serving as a prominent focal point.
Context
Worn by a member of the Blair or Gilfillan families of Barnet, Vermont.
Acquisition
1993.14
Made/Created
1850-1860
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.308
Description
Quilted bonnet made of windowpane checked silk. The fabric has a light blue ground with striping in beige and rust red. It is quilted in a diamond pattern set at a 45 degree angle from the windowpane check pattern. The brim is lined with pink ribbed silk, and the interior is lined with white cotton. There is a small cotton tape label stitched to the interior with the printed words, "ELIZABETH KENT".
Context
Worn by Elizabeth Kent in Calais, Vermont.
Acquisition
1976.43
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Silk, Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Gay, Elizabeth Kent (1913-1985)
Place
Village
Kent's Corner
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1976.4.3
Description
Tan silk quilted bonnet. The brim is quilted in parallel lines across its width. It is lined in white cotton. There is a short tail and two ties.
Context
Possibly worn by Susan Wheeler of Duxbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1976.4
Made/Created
circa 1865
Lexicon
Materials
Silk, Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Wheeler, Susan Elizabeth Dalliston (1829-1870)
Place
Town
Duxbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1944.2a
Description
Bonnet covered with olive green silk velvet. The brim is decorated with pleats of self fabric lined in corded silk taffeta. It is embellished with ostrich feathers and black lace. The interior of the brim is decorated with pleated cream-colored silk. There are two wide velvet bands that hang from the center back, and two silk ribbons that tie under the wearer's chin.
Context
Worn by Julia Harvey of Montpelier, Vermont, at her marriage to Joseph Poland in Paterson, New Jersey. Joseph Poland was editor of the Vermont Watchman and State Journal.
Acquisition
1944.2
Made/Created
1873
Lexicon
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Poland, Julia Harvey (1834-1911), Poland, Joseph (1818-1898)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1944.4.2
Description
This is a quilted winter bonnet or hood, which features an exterior fabric that is purple with a subtle white windowpane pattern. The lining of the bonnet is a bold pink-and-black large-scale plaid. The brim of the bonnet extends at the bottom, reaching past the wearer's shoulders, and the tail is also long. Both the brim and crown of the bonnet are quilted with diagonal channels. The tail is quilted only along the hem in four horizontal channels, which adds structure to the tail. The lining is not quilted. The front edge of the brim is turned back and tacked in place. Finally, there are black ribbons that tie under the chin.
Context
Worn by Julia Harvey Poland of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1944.4
Lexicon
Materials
Silk, Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Poland, Julia Harvey (1834-1911)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1979.8.3
Description
Straw sunbonnet. It is made from plaited straw that is stitched in rows. It has a flat crown and a short brim.
Context
Worn by a member of the Safford or Jackson family of Jericho, Vermont
Acquisition
1979.8
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Straw
Relationships
Place
Town
Jericho
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1980.15.2
Description
Woman's hat or bonnet made of cream-colored silk. The brim is formed from the silk being gather over loops of wire. IT is trimmed with cream-colored lace. The back of the crown is flat, and there are ribbons at the bottom to tie under the wearer's chin.
Context
Owned by Amy Maria Stautial Lund (1860-1888), one of the first women to graduate from MIT.
Acquisition
1980.15
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Lund, Amy Maria Stantial (1860-1888)
Place
City
Boston
State/Province
Massachusetts
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1953.15.5
Description
The sunbonnet has a straw brim and crown, which are woven in two shades of brown, giving it a dotted appearance. The brim is wide and is designed to shade the wearer's face from the sun. The crown of the bonnet is shallow, providing minimal room for hair. The edge of the brim and the seam with the crown are decorated with a brown gauze ruffle. The bonnet also has a wool gauze tail that hangs down to the wearer's shoulders, providing additional protection from the sun for the neck. To keep the bonnet in place, there are two brown taffeta ribbons that can be tied beneath the wearer's chin.
Acquisition
1953.15
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Materials
Straw, Wool, Silk
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.3
Description
This thickly quilted winter hood or bonnet has an exterior and lining fabric of green silk taffeta. It is quilted in thick channels with a narrow row of piping along each quilting line. The tail reaches the wearer's shoulders and joins with the brim. The bonnet is tied under the chin with green ribbons. The edge of the brim is shaped by an interior metal wire. There is a hole at the top, revealing that the batting is a mixture of undyed and purple wool.
Context
Worn by Betsey Tarbox Dewey in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.15
Lexicon
Materials
Silk, Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, Betsey Lund Tarbox (1829-1908)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1954.22.8
Description
This is a bonnet or cap made from blue velvet, which is lined with bright red silk satin on the inside. The crown and short brim are made in one piece, and the bottom corners of the brim extend and come to a point at the back. There is a large red bow positioned at the center top and center bottom back of the bonnet. Additionally, red ribbons are used to tie the bonnet under the chin. Finally, there are irregular box pleats present at the center top of the bonnet.
Context
Owned by a member of the Dewey family of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.22
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Materials
Silk
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.75
Description
Red wool bonnet or cap with pointed crown. The edge is trimmed with pleated ruffles. There are two ribbons that tie under the wearer's chin.
Context
Likely worn by Ruth Raymond Jones in Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.31
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Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1959.19.2
Description
Cream-colored silk bonnet. The brim is decoratively pleated and flares outward to frame the wearer's face.
Context
Likely worn by Mary Anne Smith Stevens of Vergennes, Vermont.
Acquisition
1959.19
Lexicon
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stevens, Mary Ann Smith (1816-1893)
Place
City
Vergennes
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1959.19.9
Description
Tan silk bonnet on a wire frame. The bonnet is decorated with tubes of silk, plaited together in imitation of straw. There is a large flower on either side of the bonnet made from this imitation straw. Sheer silk fabric is shirred around these tubes on the exterior of the brim. The interior of the brim is lined with lace, and the interior of the crown is lined with white silk.
Context
Worn by Marietta Stevens an her marriage to Foster Churchill Strong in 1854.
Acquisition
1959.19
Made/Created
1854
Lexicon
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stevens, Marietta (1824-1910)
Place
City
Vergennes
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.5
Description
White cotton baby bonnet. The brim is stiffened with cording. The neck ruffle is partially detached.
Acquisition
1959.37
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Materials
Cotton
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1958.40.1a
Description
Bonnet or hat with decoratively-woven straw bring and brown silk covered crown. The straw portion is stitched from length of straw picot ribbon. The silk portion utilizes lengths of silk ruched over a cord the decoratively wrapped and tacked onto the crown base. The interior of the hat is lined with white netting.
Context
Worn by Edna Lucy Downing at her marriage to Samuel Webster Benjamin in Washington, Vermont, March 2, 1865.
Acquisition
1958.40
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Materials
Straw, Silk, Net
Relationships
Person or Organization
Benjamin, Edna Lucy Downing (1845-1927)
Place
Town
Washington
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1960.28.1
Description
Child's bonnet made from woven strips of straw. The brim flairs outwards to frame the wearer's face.
Context
Worn by Marcella Maria Thorne of Chelsea, Vermont.
Acquisition
1960.28
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Materials
Straw
Relationships
Person or Organization
Thorne, Marcella Maria (1849-1929)
Place
Town
Chelsea
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1960.121.14
Description
This is a winter bonnet or hood. It has a black silk exterior and a lining made of a pink/brown/blue plaid fabric. The bonnet/hood is quilted in thick rows across the head, which adds extra warmth and insulation during cold winter weather.
Context
Worn by Edith Cutting Stickney of Shoreham, Vermont.
Acquisition
1960.121
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Materials
Silk, Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stickney, Edith Cutting (1849-1915)
Place
Town
Shoreham
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1973.27.5
Description
Winter-weight bonnet. The crown is made of black silk quilted in a diamond pattern. The brim and edge of the tail and trimmed in light-brown fur. The front of the bonnet has an interior wire to hold its shape. There are two black ribbon ties, no detached.
Context
Worn by members of the Templeton family of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1973.27
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Materials
Wool, Silk, Fur
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1973.27.7
Description
White wool crocheted bonnet or cap. It is crocheted with a looped pile. It fits close to the wearer's head, with a slight point at the top of the crown. There is a short tail. There are white silk ribbon ties.
Context
Worn by members of the Templeton family of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1973.27
Lexicon
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1966.11.6
Description
Straw sunbonnet with a large brim. The brim extends wide enough to completely obscure the wearer's face from the side, and extends to or past the shoulders at the bottom points. The brim is attached to a round crown. There is a semi-circular band at the back acting as a tail.
Acquisition
1966.11
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Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1966.47.33
Description
White cotton bonnet. The brim is stiffened with 10 rows of corded quilting. The front edge is decorated with a gathered ruffle of white eyelet embroidered cotton. There are four ties and an extended neck flap.
Acquisition
1966.47
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Materials
Cotton
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1964.3a
Description
Cream colored silk bonnet. The brim of the bonnet is reinforced with several rows of reeds, which are ruched into the fabric, giving the brim structure. It is decorated with a large bow of floral silk. The interior is partially lined with satin on the brim, and no lining at the ground.
Context
Worn by Merinda Nelson Bill in West Topsham, Vermont, to her wedding.
Acquisition
1964.3
Made/Created
1838
Lexicon
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Bill, Merinda Nelson (1813-1901)
Place
Town
Topsham
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Boot
Name/Title
Boot
Entry/Object ID
1938.5
Description
Child-sized leather boot filled with wooden pegs. The boot has a stacked leather sole and a high leg.
Use
The pegs were used to repair shoes.
Context
Used by Nuel Nelson of Orange, Vermont
Acquisition
1938.5
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Nelson, Nuel
Place
Town
Orange
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Boot
Name/Title
Boot
Entry/Object ID
1962.25.2
Description
Small, black silk boot with a short heel. The boot buttons up the front right with 8 black wooden buttons, with the top reaching over the wearer's ankle. The upper is lined with leather. The sole is leather, and the heel is stacked leather. The shoe has a round, slightly boxy toe.
Acquisition
1962.25
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Materials
Silk, Leather, Wood
Boot
Name/Title
Boot
Entry/Object ID
1962.25.3
Description
Small, black silk boot with a short heel. The boot laces up the center front, with the top reaching partway up the wearer's shin. The upper is lined with leather. The sole is leather, and the heel is stacked leather. The toe is rounded and there is a black silk bow decoration at the center front toe.
Acquisition
1962.25
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Boot
Name/Title
Boot
Entry/Object ID
1966.31.37a-b
Description
Black leather boots that reach to the wearer's mid-calf. The boots have low, stacked leather heels and shaped soles.
Context
Likely worn by a member of the Bailey, Fifield, or Hubbard families of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1966.31
Lexicon
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1977.28a-b
Description
Brown leather hiking boots with rubber soles. The boots reach above the wearer's ankle and lace up the center front over a fully attached tongue.
Context
Owned by Robert Hagerman in Morrisville, Vermont
Acquisition
1977.28
Made/Created
Dunham's Duraflex
1974
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Hagerman, Robert, Green Mountain Club
Place
Village
Morrisville
Town
Morristown
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2007.15
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Boots
Female
Fabric
Suede
Material
Leather
Fur
Rubber
Made/Created
1940
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Carlisle, Lilian Baker (1912-2006)
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1961.30.2a-b
Description
Pair of lace-up boots that reach above the wearer's ankles. The boots have a low, square heel and leather soles. The foot portion of the upper is black leather, and the top is cream-colored cotton canvas. The canvas opens down the center front and there is a long canvas tongue. The opening is flanked with metal eyelets, 19 on each side. They are laced with cream-colored cotton shoelaces.
Acquisition
1961.30
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Materials
Leather
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1961.30.3a-b
Description
Brown leather lace-up boots with pointed toes. The boots reach above the ankles and a have a low heel. They open up the center front over a tongue and secure with lacing through metal eyelets (lace no longer present).
Acquisition
1961.30
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Materials
Leather, Cotton, Metal
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1989.21.1a-b
Description
Sales sample boots. The boots reach to wearer's mid-shin, with a light leather cuff. The cuff is stamped with the image of a man on a horse and the words, "THESE ARE NICE BOOTS / TRY A PAIR". There are 2 straps within the shaft for pulling them up. There is a bar of metal at the front of the toe box. The soles are made of thick leather, with a short heel. They are stamped with the number 7 on the sole. The nails in the heel have square heads.
Use
Even though these boots could fit a young child, they are styled and shaped for an adult foot. That plus the logo stamped on the front tell us that these were likely sales samples that would have been displayed in storefronts or carried by traveling salesmen.
Acquisition
1989.21
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Dimensions
Materials
Leather, Metal
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1989.21.2a-b
Description
Sales sample boots. The top edge is scalloped. It opens at the center front with metal eyelets for tying. The sole is thick leather with a stacked leather heel. The number 5 is stamped into the sole near the toe. There is a metal guard across the front of the toe box, and a small metal band stretches between the 2 lowest eyelets. The initials "PA" are stamped into the metal band on the right shoe. The nails attaching the heel extend into the interior of the shoe.
Use
Even though these boots could fit a toddler, the tall heel and steel toe protector likely indicate that these are miniature sales samples of women's boots. Sales samples were displayed in storefronts or carried by traveling salesmen.
Acquisition
1989.21
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Metal
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1988.25.6a-b
Description
Black leather boots sized for a child. They button up the outside with 4 black buttons, and the top of the boot reaches above the wearer's ankle.
Context
Worn by Marguerite Edson McKee in Williamstown, Vermont.
Acquisition
1988.25
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Materials
Leather
Relationships
Person or Organization
McKee, Marguerite Edson (1893-1989)
Place
Town
Williamstown
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1962.25.1a-b
Description
Small, black silk boots with short heels. The boots buttons up the outer sides with 8 black wooden buttons, with the top reaching over the wearer's ankle. The upper is lined with leather. The sole is leather, and the heel is stacked leather. The shoe has a round, slightly boxy toe.
Acquisition
1962.25
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Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1962.25.6a-b
Description
Brown leather child's boots. They lace up the center front and reach above the wearer's ankle. The shoes are straight cut with leather soles. There are no heels.
Acquisition
1962.25
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Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1962.25.7a-b
Description
Brown leather boots, sized for a baby. They lace up the center front over a tongue. There is decorative top stitching following the line of grommets and the top edge. The interior is lined with cotton. There is a tan-colored bow made of grosgrain ribbon at the base of the laced opening. The shoes are straight cut.
Acquisition
1962.25
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Materials
Leather, Cotton, Metal
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1966.47.53a-b
Description
Small white leather boots sized for a young child. They have soft, brown leather soles. They secure around the ankle with 3 black buttons, placed slightly toward the outside of the foot.
Acquisition
1966.47
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Materials
Leather
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1970.14.10a-b
Description
White leather boots with low heels. They secure with 11 white buttons on the outside of the foot. The tops reach above the ankle. The soles are shaped rather than straight cut.
Context
Worn by Mary Miner McKechine at her wedding in 1880.
Acquisition
1970.14
Made/Created
1880
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Materials
Leather
Relationships
Person or Organization
McKechine, Mary Miner
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1968.25.83a-b
Description
Brown leather child's boots. The shoes button up one side with 4 wooden buttons. The top edge is scalloped. The soles are stamped with the label, "HAND SEWED ALL LEATHER."
Context
Worn by a member of the Jones family of Waitsfield, Vermont.
Acquisition
1968.25
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Materials
Leather, Wood, Metal
Relationships
Place
Town
Waitsfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1970.16.12a-b
Description
White leather boots sized for a young child. They button up the outer side with 5 white buttons.
Acquisition
1970.16
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Materials
Leather
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1970.16.14a-b
Description
Black and white leather boots sized fora small child. The lower portion is black, white the portion that covers the ankle is white. They secure with 4 white buttons.
Acquisition
1970.16
Made/Created
circa 1900-1910
Lexicon
Materials
Leather
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1970.16.15a-b
Description
White leather boots sized for a young child. They button up the outer side with 4 white buttons.
Acquisition
1970.16
Made/Created
circa 1900-1910
Lexicon
Materials
Leather
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1968.29.1a-b
Description
Brown leather child's boots. The shoes button up one side with 4 wooden buttons. The top edge is scalloped.
Acquisition
1968.29
Made/Created
circa 1890
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Materials
Leather
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1968.39.2a-b
Description
Black leather child's boots. The shoes button up one side with 4 buttons. The top edge is scalloped.
Acquisition
1968.39
Lexicon
Materials
Leather
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1968.39.3ab
Description
Brown leather child's boots. The shoes button up one side with 8 white buttons. The top edge is scalloped.
Acquisition
1968.39
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Materials
Leather
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1971.11.2a-b
Description
White leather boots. They reach above the wearer's ankle and secure with 10 buttons up the outer side. They have short heels and shaped leather soles.
Use
by Clara Bailey Lowe, mother-in-law of donor
Context
Worn by Clara Bailey Lowe of Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
1971.11
Made/Created
1884
Lexicon
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Person or Organization
Lowe, Clara Mabel Bailey (1859-1944)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1971.23a-b
Description
Black leather boots sized for a young child. They button up the outer side with 4 black buttons.
Context
First walking shoes worn by Judge Walter H. Cleary of Lyndon, Vermont. Cleary went on to become Chief Justice of Vermont Supreme Court.
Acquisition
1971.23
Made/Created
1887
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Materials
Leather
Relationships
Person or Organization
Cleary, Walter H.
Place
Town
Lyndon
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Boots
Name/Title
Boots
Entry/Object ID
1969.1.1a-b
Description
Brown leather boots sized for a young child. The lace at the front over a short tongue. The soles are made from the same leather as the tops.
Acquisition
1969.1
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Materials
Leather
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
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Male
16 years
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
1960-1969
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Boy Scouts of America
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Male
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
1960-1969
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Boy Scouts of America
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bracelet
Name/Title
Bracelet
Entry/Object ID
1968.44.1
Description
Bracelet made of a woven tube of human hair. The clasps are no longer present.
Acquisition
1968.44
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Hair
Relationships
Place
Town
Hartford
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bracelet
Name/Title
Bracelet
Entry/Object ID
1954.11.3
Description
Bracelet consisting of a plaited band and a jeweled clasp. The band is plaited from several strands of straight, dark brown human hair. The clasp consists of a large, pink glass gem with a blue enameled frame between two blue enamels mounts. One mount attaches to the gem with a hinge, and the other attaches with an inserted tab.
Acquisition
1954.11
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Materials
Hair, Metal, Glass
Brooch
Name/Title
Brooch
Entry/Object ID
1940.8.5
Description
Brooch made from human hair woven into a tube. The main body of the brooch is formed from two of the hair tube formed into loops and inserted into the center hold of the other. The ends of each tube loop are secured with gold mounts, and there is gold decoration at the center (two flowers, and a hexagon over a hair tube bead. Two acorn-shaped pendants made from bobbin-laced hair hang from the center.
Context
Worn by Mary L. Tillison of Swanton, Vermont
Acquisition
1940.8
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Materials
Gold, Hair
Relationships
Person or Organization
Tillison, Mary L. (1835-1917)
Place
Town
Swanton
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bustle
Name/Title
Bustle
Entry/Object ID
1973.1.15
Description
Bustle consisting of 2 lengths coiled wire encased in crocheted lace and twill-woven cotton canvas. The ends of the pieces are attached, forming a "D" shape. They are attached to a long length of cotton webbing (waistband).
Use
Used to enhance the size of the wearer's derriere.
Context
Worn by a member of the Vitty family of Windsor, Vermont.
Acquisition
1973.1
Made/Created
1880-1890
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Cotton
Relationships
Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bustle
Name/Title
Bustle
Entry/Object ID
1986.42.7
Description
Semi-circular quilted bustle pad. It is quilted in 4 channels along the round side and knotted through the center. There are cotton tapes at each corner for tying around the wearer's waist. There is stamped label that reads, "NEW QUEEN SIZE O".
Use
Used to enhance the size of the wearer's derriere.
Context
Likely worn by a member of the Gray, Rowland, or Welch families.
Acquisition
1986.42
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Button
Name/Title
Button
Entry/Object ID
1948.11.7
Description
Round, ebony button inlaid with a silver, 5-pointed star. The button has a post back.
Context
Owned by John H. Hurley of Northfield, Vermont. According to family history, Hurley made the button during his service in the Civil War in Brownsville, Texas, using metal from ten-cent coins.
Acquisition
1948.11
Made/Created
Artist
Hurley, John Henry (1836-1909)
19th Century
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Relationships
Hurley, John Henry (1836-1909), 7th Vermont Infantry
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Button
Name/Title
Button
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.274.2
Description
Paper retail card onto which is stitched 24 post-back buttons. Each button is covered with black silk velvet. The top of the card is labeled, "La Mode".
Acquisition
1976.43
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper, Silk
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
1931.1
Made/Created
18th Century
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Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Chittenden, Thomas (1730-1797)
Buttons
Name/Title
Buttons
Entry/Object ID
1931.10a-w
Description
23 brass coat buttons. Each button is circular with a post back at the center. The front of each is stamped with a faceted 7-pointed star.
Context
Said to have been from the uniform coat worn during the Revolutionary War.
Acquisition
1931.10
Made/Created
circa 1760
18th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Event
American Revolutionary War
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
1948.11
Made/Created
Artist
Hurley, John Henry (1836-1909)
19th Century
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Relationships
Hurley, John Henry (1836-1909), 7th Vermont Infantry
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Buttons
Name/Title
Buttons
Entry/Object ID
1960.24.31
Description
33 various glass and metal buttons attached on a cotton string. 1 button has become detached.
Acquisition
1960.24
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Glass, Metal
Buttons
Name/Title
Buttons
Entry/Object ID
1948.11.3l-o
Description
4 unfinished wooden buttons. The buttons are round with a domed face and post back.
Context
Made by John H. Hurley of Northfield, Vermont, during the Civil War
Acquisition
1948.11
Made/Created
Artist
Hurley, John Henry (1836-1909)
circa 1860
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
7th Vermont Infantry
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Buttons
Name/Title
Buttons
Entry/Object ID
1948.11.3h-i
Description
2 round wooden buttons. The buttons have flat faces and knobbed post backs.
Context
Made by John H. Hurley of Northfield, Vermont, during the Civil War
Acquisition
1948.11
Made/Created
Artist
Hurley, John Henry (1836-1909)
circa 1860
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Materials
Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
7th Vermont Infantry
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Buttons
Name/Title
Buttons
Entry/Object ID
1961.19.19a-k
Description
11 hand-painted buttons. The buttons are painted with two designs: one shows small blue flowers and the other shows pink roses. There are 3 large buttons and 8 small buttons. 2 of the large buttons have the rose design, and 1 has the blue flower design. There are 4 of each design in the small buttons.
Acquisition
1961.19
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Materials
Ivory, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Briggs, Florence Day (1884-1974)
Buttons
Name/Title
Buttons
Entry/Object ID
1948.11.3t-v
Description
3 round wooden buttons. The buttons have domed faces and knobbed post backs.
Context
Made by John H. Hurley of Northfield, Vermont, during the Civil War
Acquisition
1948.11
Made/Created
Artist
Hurley, John Henry (1836-1909)
circa 1860
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
7th Vermont Infantry
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Buttons
Name/Title
Buttons
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.270.2
Description
Paper retail card onto which is stitched 12 post-back buttons. Each button is covered with white crocheted cotton. The top of the card is labeled, "Crochet Buttons" and an illustration of a lion.
Acquisition
1976.43
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper, Cotton, Metal
Buttons
Name/Title
Buttons
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.271.2
Description
Paper retail card onto which is stitched 36 post-back buttons. Each button is covered with brown satin-woven silk.
Acquisition
1976.43
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper, Silk
Buttons
Name/Title
Buttons
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.272.2
Description
Paper retail card onto which is stitched 24 post-back buttons. Each button is covered with black satin-woven silk.
Acquisition
1976.43
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper, Silk
Buttons
Name/Title
Buttons
Entry/Object ID
1948.11.3j-k
Description
Wooden shield-shaped lapel or cuff buttons.
Context
Made by John H. Hurley of Northfield, Vermont, during the Civil War
Acquisition
1948.11
Made/Created
Artist
Hurley, John Henry (1836-1909)
circa 1860
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
7th Vermont Infantry
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Calash
Name/Title
Calash
Entry/Object ID
1991.11.100
Description
A green, brown, beige, and blue plaid calash with reed supports and a green lining. The outer edge is ruffled and has a piped braided trim.
Acquisition
1991.11
Made/Created
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Wood
Camisole
Name/Title
Camisole
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.43
Description
Pink silk camisole. It has a band of white lace inserted around the top, and narrow chevron lace around the top edge and shoulder straps. There are 10 small vertical tucks at the center front. There is a light-blue ribbon bow at the center front top.
Context
Worn by either Ruth Raymond Jones (1895-1982) or her mother Lena Elnora Levey Raymond (1873-1938) in Ludlow.
Acquisition
1982.31
Made/Created
circa 1915
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Materials
Silk
Relationships
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938), Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Camisole
Name/Title
Camisole
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.49
Description
White cotton camisole. The top is edged with 3 rows of different lace in floral patterns. The should straps are made of strips of lace as well. There are 8 small vertical tucks at the center front. There is encased elastic around the bottom.
Context
Worn by either Ruth Raymond Jones (1895-1982) or her mother Lena Elnora Levey Raymond (1873-1938) in Ludlow, Vermont.
Acquisition
1982.31
Made/Created
circa 1920
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Relationships
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938), Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Camisole
Name/Title
Camisole
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.50
Description
Silk camisole with encased elastic around the bottom. There are 3 triangles embroidered at the center front. The straps are made from silk ribbons. The top is edged in narrow scalloped lace. There is a tag sewn into the back that reads, "B. Altman & Co."
Context
Worn by either Ruth Raymond Jones (1895-1982) or her mother Lena Elnora Levey Raymond (1873-1938) in Ludlow, Vermont.
Acquisition
1982.31
Made/Created
B. Altman & Co.
circa 1920
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Materials
Silk
Relationships
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938), Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Camisole
Name/Title
Camisole
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.51
Description
Pink silk camisole with cream-colored inserted crocheted lace. The same lace forms the should straps. There is a pink ribbon bow at the center front. The bottom has encased elastic.
Context
Worn by either Ruth Raymond Jones (1895-1982) or her mother Lena Elnora Levey Raymond (1873-1938) in Ludlow, Vermont.
Acquisition
1982.31
Made/Created
circa 1920
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Materials
Silk
Relationships
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938), Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Camisole
Name/Title
Camisole
Entry/Object ID
1989.19.3
Description
White cotton camisole with crocheted lace yoke and shoulder straps. The lace is mostly open with a design of floral bows at the center front.
Context
Worn by Gertie Cobleigh of Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
1989.19
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Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Cobleigh, Gertie Almira Calkins (1878-1961)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Camisole
Name/Title
Camisole
Entry/Object ID
1989.19.4
Description
Bust portion of a camisole. It consists of 4 triangles--2 in the front and 2 in the back--attached along the bottom edge. The bottom edge is decorated with a wide pink ribbon threaded through the lace and tied into a bow at the center front. The tops of the triangles are attached with pink bows, forming should straps.
Context
Owned by Gertie Cobleigh of Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
1989.19
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Materials
Cotton, Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Cobleigh, Gertie Almira Calkins (1878-1961)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Camisole
Name/Title
Camisole
Entry/Object ID
1989.19.5
Description
Rectangular, pink silk camisole. It has ribbon shoulder straps and a band of white knitted lace along the top edge.
Context
Owned by Gertie or Gladys Cobleigh of Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
1989.19
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Materials
Cotton, Silk
Relationships
Cobleigh, Gertie Almira Calkins (1878-1961), Cobleigh, Gladys (1899-1994)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Camisole
Name/Title
Camisole
Entry/Object ID
1989.51.14
Description
Pink silk chiffon camisole with crocheted lace neck and shoulder straps. The camisole hooks in the back and has a small peplum at the bottom made with a slightly different material. The bottom edge is unfinished and cut with pinking shears.
Context
Worn by Emilie Perreault Tessier of Shaftsbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
1989.51
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Tessier, Emelie Perrault (1887-1968)
Place
Town
Shaftsbury
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Camisole
Name/Title
Camisole
Entry/Object ID
1968.25.45
Description
White cotton camisole. It has no sleeves. The armscyes and the neckline are edged with lace. The center front at the neckline is embroidered in whitework with the letter J within a laurel wreath.
Context
Worn by a member of the Jones family of Waitsfield, Vermont.
Acquisition
1968.25
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Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
Town
Waitsfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cane
Interpretative Labels
Relic hunters frequently seek out pieces of wood from famous structures or locations in order to combine those pieces into a larger and more meaningful piece -- in this case, a cane. The final composit piece accrues symbolism from each of its parts and serves to physically connect various aspects of a place's history. The wood used to make this cane came from the first apple tree planted in Bennington, the oak timbers of the original First Church in Bennington, and the Charter Oak from Hartford, Connecticut. Many of Vermont's earliest European settlers came from Connecticut, and this object links their old home to their new home.
Name/Title
Cane
Entry/Object ID
1921.14a-b
Description
Wooden cane with cardboard faux wood sheath. The bottom of the cane is tipped with brass, and a brass ring is set below the knob.
Context
Made from wood from the first apple tree planted in Bennington, Vermont, and the oak timbers from the original First Church in Bennington, Vermont. The center of the knob is inlaid with a piece of wood from the old Charter Oak in Hartford, Connecticut.
Acquisition
1921.14
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
,
Cane
Name/Title
Cane
Entry/Object ID
1951.24
Description
Walking stick or cane with brass knob handle. There is a bullet imbedded in the cane. The knob screws off, and the metal tip at the base has a small spike at the center.
Context
The knob of the case is a locomotive bell-tongue, case in the St. Albans, Vermont, railroad machine shop around 1861 by Hiram Maxim for Theron Webster. The bullet was embedded into the cane during the St. Albans Raid during the Civil War.
Acquisition
1951.24
Made/Created
1861
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze, Metal, Wood
Relationships
Maxim, Hiram, Webster, Theron
Place
City
St. Albans City
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
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
2015.27
Made/Created
1889
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Grand Army of the Republic
Place
City
Gettysburg
State/Province
Pennsylvania
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2006.52
Made/Created
Artist
Clement, John Pixley (1893-1968)
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Cane
Name/Title
Cane
Entry/Object ID
1963.34.2
Description
Wooden cane with silver knob-style handle engraved with the label, "J. H. H. 1865," and intricately chased with a flora design. The cane is adorned with sixteen silver triangles that have been skillfully inlaid and securely fastened. The cane has a silver tip.
Context
Made by Sergeant John H. Hurley of Northfield, Vermont, during Civil War. According to family history, Hurley made it from a tree root, using only a jack knife and a file.
Acquisition
1963.34
Made/Created
Artist
Hurley, John Henry (1836-1909)
1865
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Silver
Relationships
Person or Organization
7th Vermont Infantry
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
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
1885.3
Made/Created
1776
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Oak
Relationships
Person or Organization
Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)
Place
Lake
Lake Champlain
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
American Revolutionary War
Cane
Name/Title
Cane
Entry/Object ID
2016.38.2
Description
Walking cane "Presented to Col. Stephen Thomas by the Comrades of the 8th Reg. Vermont Vols Sept 6, 1883." The cane is wood, painted black, with a nickel silver tip and a gold engeaved cap with filigree design.
Acquisition
2016.38
Made/Created
1863
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Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Silver, Gold
Relationships
Thomas, Stephen (1809-1903), 8th Vermont Infantry
Place
Town
Bethel
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1993.14.6
Description
This net cap features short lappets and a crown made of black nettings. The crown is adorned with a black-and-cream ribbon, forming a crosshatched pattern. The cap is bordered all around with cream-color netting, which is embellished with sheer cream-color ribbons. Additionally, there are ribbon bows or rosettes positioned at the center front and center back of the cap.
Context
Worn by a member of the Blair or Gilfillan families of Barnet, Vermont.
Acquisition
1993.14
Made/Created
1850-1860
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.111c
Description
Black felted wool cap with a leather brim (detached). The crown is unstiffened. The base of the crown is decorated with a silver ribbon, and a red velvet cross is appliqued to the center front. The interior is lined with leather, and there is a label that reads, "J.R. Pettis & Co., Troy, N.Y."
Context
Worn by LeRoy A. Kent of Calais, Vermont, as a member of the Knights Templar.
Acquisition
1976.43
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Wool
Relationships
Kent, LeRoy Abdiel (1843-1911), Knights Templar
Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1986.40.6
Description
Soft cap that is heavily beaded with glass beads in a floral pattern. The beads are in shades of blue, green, yellow, white, red, and pink The ground fabric is brown, but may have once been black.
Acquisition
1986.40
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Materials
Cloth, Beads
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1937.8.2
Description
Semi-sheer white cotton cap. The cap is made from finely woven cotton with a float pattern forming small dots. The cap is made in two parts: the crown and brim. The crown is gathered into small pleats to the brim all the way around, and is cut wide, allowing for volume. There is a self-fabric ruffle pleated around the entire edge. There is a narrow drawstring along the base of the crown. A cotton tie is attached to each bottom corner of the brim. There are no traces of starch.
Context
Worn by Sarah Hill Knight of Starksboro, Vermont
Acquisition
1937.8
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cap
Female
Fabric
Dimity
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Made/Created
circa 1825
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Knight, Sarah Hill (1805-1869)
Place
Town
Starksboro
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1976.42.4
Description
Straw cap with a rounded front brim. The crown is formed from 6 wedges with alternating weave structures. There is a short, turned up tail around the back of the crown. A tag on the interior reads, "Hadson Size Medium".
Acquisition
1976.42
Made/Created
1950-1970
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Materials
Straw, Cardboard
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1946.24
Description
Heavily starched sheer white cotton cap with couched braid decoration. The cap is made in two parts: the brim and the crown. The crown is gathered to the brim and has a narrow drawstring along the bottom edge. The brim angles downward at the sides. Both the brim and crown have the couched decoration in a pattern abstract swirls and leaves.
Context
Worn by Rhoda Hovey Ordway of Chelsea, Vermont
Acquisition
1946.24
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cap
Female
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Made/Created
circa 1850
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Ordway, Rhoda Hovey (1803-1878)
Place
Town
Chelsea
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1947.1.2
Description
This is a black wool crocheted hood or bonnet. The bonnet is crocheted to form the shape of a formal bonnet, complete with a brim, crown, and tail. There is a slight rise at the point where the brim and crown attach. The brim joins the tail completely, ensuring that the wearer's neck is fully covered. Ribbons are tied under the chin to secure the bonnet in place.
Context
Worn by Ann Phoebe Hodge of Albany, Vermont
Acquisition
1947.1
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Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Hodge, Anna Phoebe Smalley (1838-1938)
Place
Town
Albany
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1970.17.18
Description
White cotton cap with a wide stiffened brim. The brim and neck are trimmed with white cotton edged in narrow lace. There are 4 ties for securing the cap to the wearer's head.
Context
Owned by a member of the Wade family in Montgomery, Vermont
Acquisition
1970.17
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Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
Town
Montgomery
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.111b
Description
Black silk cap with no brim. The center front of the cap is embroidered in silver with the initials KT beneath a red cross. There is a silver bottom on each side that are connected by a silver cord that runs across the front of the hat.
Context
Worn by LeRoy A. Kent of Calais, Vermont, as a member of the Knights Templar.
Acquisition
1976.43
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Silver
Relationships
Kent, LeRoy Abdiel (1843-1911), Knights Templar
Place
Village
Kent's Corner
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1937.8.1
Description
Semi-sheer white cotton cap. The cap is made from finely woven cotton with a float pattern forming small dots. The cap is made in two parts: the crown and brim. The crown is gathered into small pleats to the brim at the center top, and is cut wide, allowing for volume. The wide brim angles downward at the bottom edges. There is a self-fabric ruffle pleated around the entire edge. There is a narrow drawstring along the base of the crown. The brim has a rust-colored liquid stain on the proper right side, close to the wearer's ear. There are no traces of starch.
Context
Worn by Sarah Hill Knight of Starksboro, Vermont
Acquisition
1937.8
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cap
Female
Fabric
Dimity
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Made/Created
1830
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Knight, Sarah Hill (1805-1869)
Place
Town
Starksboro
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1951.25.3a
Description
Semi-sheer white cotton cap constructed in two parts: the caul and the brim. The caul is gathered at the base of the neck, creating very slight fullness. The brim is embroidered with white thread in a pattern of leaves and grapes. The edge is trimmed with loosely worked lace.
Context
Made by Laura Jane Wilson Butterfield
Acquisition
1951.25
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cap
Female
Fabric
Muslin
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
Artist
Butterfield, Laura Jane Wilson (1822-1856)
circa 1855
Lexicon
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1953.15.4
Description
White cotton cap constructed in two parts: the caul and the brim. The brim completely encircles the caul, which is gathered into the brim creating fullness. The edge is trimmed with lace netting, and there are ties attached to each corner of the brim. The fabric is corded dimity in a windowpane pattern.
Acquisition
1953.15
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cap
Female
Fabric
Dimity
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Made/Created
circa 1830
Lexicon
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1953.18.17a
Description
White cotton cap. The cap is constructed in two parts: a crown and wide brim. The crown is gathered into the brim, giving it slight fullness. The base of the crown is gathered into a neckband. The brim comes down to points at the corners, and there are cotton twill tape ties attached to each corner. The entirety is machine sewn. There are no traces of starch.
Acquisition
1953.18
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cap
Female
Fabric
Muslin
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Sewing Stitch Type
Machine Running Stitch
Lexicon
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1953.18.18
Description
White cotton cap constructed in two parts: the caul and the brim. The caul is gathered into the brim at the center top, creating a small amount of fullness, and the seam is trimmed with piping. The bottom edge of the cap is adjustable with a drawstring, and there are ties attached to each corner of the brim. The edge is trimmed with lace. The fabric is corded dimity in a windowpane pattern.
Context
Worn by Lucy Munro Hale Day of Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
1953.18
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cap
Female
Fabric
Dimity
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Made/Created
circa 1860
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Day, Lucy Munro Hale (1816-1887)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1953.18.20
Description
White cotton knitted lace cap. The cap is knitted in bands of decorative openwork with various repeating diamond patterns. The back of the cap is knitted in wedges. The edges are trimmed with crocheted lace, and crocheted lace ties are attached to each corner of the brim. The ties are asymmetrical in length, indicating that they would tie to one side of the wearer's face.
Context
Worn by Lucy Monro Hale Day of Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
1953.18
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cap
Female
Fabric
Lace
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Made/Created
circa 1850
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Day, Lucy Munro Hale (1816-1887)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1953.18.25
Description
This is a brown silk quilted cap or bonnet. The cap is quilted in diamonds with running stitches. The edge is decorated with a self-fabric pinked ruffle, which is only remaining on the proper left side. There is a self-fabric bow at the center back base. Self-fabric ribbons are tied under the chin.
Context
Owned by Lucy Day in Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
1953.18
Made/Created
circa 1870
Lexicon
Materials
Silk, Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Day, Lucy Munro Hale (1816-1887)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1999.50.8
Description
This red silk cap is adorned with a Buddha applique on the front. On each side of the cap, there is an embroidered flower. Additionally, the cap features stuffed animal ears that protrude from the crown. The interior of the cap is lined with a blue and green floral fabric. Lastly, there is a single-thread loop situated at the crown.
Context
Collected by Flora Coutts of Hardwick, Vermont. Coutts worked as a teacher in Korea, and volunteered with the Red Cross in China.
Acquisition
1999.50
Made/Created
1920-1935
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Coutts, Flora (1897-1983), American Red Cross
,
Event
World War II
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1954.22.9
Description
Sheer white embroidered net cap constructed in three parts: the caul, the brim, and the neck ruffle. Each pieces is embroidered with alternating bands of ovals and leafy vines. The edge is trimmed with machine-made lace. There is a light-blue satin bow at the center back neckline.
Context
Worn by a member of the Dewey family of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.22
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cap
Female
Fabric
Tulle
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Made/Created
circa 1860
Lexicon
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1954.22.10
Description
White cotton cap constructed in 2 parts: the caul and the brim. The caul is gathered into the brim and around a cord at the neckline, creating even fullness. Both piece are embroidered with white thread with a design of leafy vines.
Context
Worn by a member of the Dewey family of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.22
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cap
Female
Fabric
Muslin
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Made/Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1954.29.6
Description
White cotton knitted lace cap. The cap is knitted in bands of decorative openwork with various repeating geometric and floral patterns. The edges are trimmed with bobbin lace, and cotton ties are attached to each corner of the brim.
Acquisition
1954.29
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cap
Female
Fabric
Lace
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Made/Created
circa 1850
Lexicon
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1199
Description
White cotton cap constructed in two parts: the brim and the crown. The crown is cut close with little fullness. The brim is decorated with chainstitch embroidery (likely machine) in a design of vine leaves. The edges are trimmed with a band of machine-made lace in a diaper pattern. There is a cotton tie attached to each corner of the brim.
Context
Possibly worn by a member of the Rugg family.
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
1850-1870
Lexicon
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1958.41.4a
Description
Closely fitted knitted cap with crocheted border. There are cotton ties attached to each end. The end of each tie is embroidered with white flowers, each with an eyelet in the center.
Context
Likely made by Hannah Barnes Davis of East Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.41
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cap
Female
Fabric
Knit
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Made/Created
Artist
Davis, Hannah Barnes
Attribution
Likely
circa 1860
Lexicon
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1972.19.4
Description
White cotton cap. The crown is decorated and reinforced with quilted cording, around which the fabric is ruched. The brim is quilted perpendicular to the crown. The brim is edged with a ruffle of self fabric. There is a long neck ruffle, and 2 short ties at the center front to tie around the wearer's neck.
Acquisition
1972.19
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Bigelow, Mary Helen Pingry (1857-1896)
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1999.11.6
Description
This painters cap is white and made of cotton with a plastic visor. On the crown of the cap, "U-32 Class of 2002", is printed in blue.
Context
Owned by Stephen Stasheski of East Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1999.11
Made/Created
CROWD Specialties
1996
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Plastic
Relationships
Stasheski, Stephen, Union High School District No. 32
,
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1960.104.7
Description
Black wool cap with a flat-topped round crown and short, rounded brim in the front. There is a fabric-covered button at either side of the brim, connected across the front with a black ribbon that stitched onto the base of the crown.
Context
Likely worn in East Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.104
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.107
Description
A brown velvet women's traditional cap with pink, blue and gold embroidery. A paper tag sewn inside says, "Bonnet Breton du Finistere." A card pin inside says, "Mr. et MMme Marcel Hamet, Guingamp."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Silk, Floss, Embroidery
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.108
Description
A blue velvet cap with gold and clear beads and some red dots sewn onto it.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Silk, Beads
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.109
Description
A blue velvet cap with gold ribbon trim, pointed edges on ears and forehead, hooks in back to tighten headband. A velvet-covered ring on top with gold ribbon. A blue and white lining. Three hat pins with black heads.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Silk, Ribbon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.110
Description
A child's bonnet of dusty rose and purple brocade, purple edging and lace around the face.
a rose ribbon ties under the chin and a fancy brocade ribbon is tied in a bow in back with trailing ties.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Silk, Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.111
Description
A maroon velvet bonnet with black ribbon ties and a big black bow on the back. There is glold embroidered decoration with pearls and glass gems. The velvet on top of the bonnet is worn and the ribbon is frayed, although it never had a finished edge. One glass bead had fallen off and is bagged with the hat.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Silk, Ribbon, Beads
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.112
Description
A maroon velvet bonnet with maroon ribbon ties, lace and gold filigree ribbon trim, dark pink and teal beads, a gold tassle. Note stitched inside, some of which reads, "Offert par Henry Deus, age 1 an, petit bonnet Breton, 17/12/48."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Silk, Ribbon, Beads
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1958.41.4b
Description
Closely fitted knitted cap with crocheted border. The knitting is done in bands, each with a different openwork motif. There are cotton ties attached to each end.
Context
Likely made by Hannah Barnes Davis of East Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.41
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cap
Female
Fabric
Knit
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Made/Created
Artist
Davis, Hannah Barnes
Attribution
Likely
circa 1850
Lexicon
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.113
Description
A maroon velvet cap with beaded decoration in green, pale blue and gold plus glass gems.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Silk, Beads
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1989.51.13
Description
Silvery gray with net lining lace cap that would fit snugly on the head and extend down below the ears. There are no strings to tie under the chin.
Context
Worn by Emilie Perreault Tessier of Shaftsbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
1989.51
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Tessier, Emelie Perrault (1887-1968)
Place
Town
Shaftsbury
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1988.25.4
Description
White cotton cap. It is brimless and fits close to the wearer's head. The front opening is decorated with whitework embroidery, eyelets, and a cutwork edge in the shape of flowers.
Context
Made by Orlena Strong Perrin in Berlin, Vermont.
Acquisition
1988.25
Made/Created
Artist
Perrin, Orlena Strong (1830-1894)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
2007.18.130
Description
White cotton cap with a wide border embroidered with eyelets. There are 2 ties with whitework embroidery
Context
Worn by a member of the Boardman family of Burlington, Vermont, or the Catlin family of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
2007.18
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Catlin, Ruth Ford
,
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.57
Description
Checkered wool cap. The fabric is black-and-white checked with stripes of red and teal. The unstiffened crown is formed from 9 wedges, and there is a short, rounded brim at the front. The crown snaps to the top of the brim.
Context
Worn by Hollister Kent of Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1976.43
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Kent, Hollister (1916-1974)
Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1960.104.5
Description
Dark green plaid newsboy cap. The crown is constructed from eight triangular wedges with a fabric-covered button at the center connection point. It has a round, stiffened brim in the front.
Context
Likely worn in East Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.104
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1943.5.2c
Description
Sheer white cotton cap decorated with couched braid. The cap is constructed in two parts: the crown and the brim. The crown is gathered at the top center and has a narrow drawstring along the bottom edge. The brim angles downward at the sides. Both parts have the couched decoration in a pattern of vine leaves.
Context
Possibly worn in Jericho, Vermont
Acquisition
1943.5
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cap
Female
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Made/Created
circa 1850
Lexicon
Relationships
Place
Town
Jericho
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1967.113.22
Description
Plain linen baby cap. It is cross stitched with the initials "D.W" in brown thread.
Context
Worn by Dwight F. Waterman of Orange, Vermont.
Acquisition
1967.113
Made/Created
1833
Lexicon
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Person or Organization
Waterman, Dyer F. (1833-1905)
Place
Town
Orange
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
2003.73.54
Description
Black cap with short visor and red button on top. Leather band runs around inside, with a tiny sticker saying the size is 7.13.
Context
Owned by Charles Willard Phipard of Royalton, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.73
Lexicon
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Phipard, Charles Willard (1916-2002)
Place
Town
Royalton
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1968.25.26
Description
Soft-bodied cotton cap with a folded-back brim. The caul is cut in one piece and gathered around the edge, forming a round crown. The short brim is stitched back to the caul and is embellished with cross-stitched pink flowers on either side.
Context
Worn by a member of the Jones family of Waitsfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1968.25
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cap
Female
Material
Cotton
Sewing Stitch Type
Machine Running Stitch
Made/Created
circa 1920
Lexicon
Relationships
Place
Town
Waitsfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
2007.57.4
Description
This is a woman's black felt hat with a visor. It features a narrow decorative black felt band positioned just above the visor. Inside the crown of the hat, the word "Berkshire" is stamped in green ink, indicating the brand or maker of the hat.
Acquisition
2007.57
Made/Created
1930-1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
2007.57.5
Description
Boy's tan wool cap with narrow front visor & tan rayon lining. Triangular-shaped pieces of fabric form crown with button in center to hold together.
Acquisition
2007.57
Made/Created
1940-1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Rayon
Relationships
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2014.53
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Hat
Female
Made/Created
1962
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Girls Athletic Association, Blanchard, Betty Anne Blinn (1944-2014)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1971.28.1a
Description
Military-style band uniform hat. The hat has a flat, blue wool crown and a short black leather brim. There is a brass button on either side of the brim connected with a gold cord that runs across the top of the brim.
Context
Worn by Ralph Putnam of Waterbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1971.28
Lexicon
Materials
Wool, Leather, Brass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Putnam, Ralph W. (1876-1970)
Place
Town
Waterbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1951.25.3c
Description
Semi-sheer white cotton cap constructed in two parts: the caul and the brim. The caul is gathered at the base of the neck, creating very slight fullness. Both pieces are embroidered with white thread in a pattern of leafy vines. The edge is trimmed with machine-made lace with a floral pattern. There are white cotton ties attached to each corner of the cap.
Context
Made by Laura Jane Wilson Butterfield
Acquisition
1951.25
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cap
Female
Fabric
Muslin
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Made/Created
Artist
Butterfield, Laura Jane Wilson (1822-1856)
circa 1855
Lexicon
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1969.14.2
Description
White cotton cap. The brim is pointed slightly downward on each side. The crown is gathered to the brim and at the neck band. It is edged all around with crocheted lace.
Acquisition
1969.14
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
Town
Stowe
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cap, Garrison
Name/Title
Cap, Garrison
Entry/Object ID
2003.43.2
Description
Green wool garrison cap. The brim is edged with yellow piping and embroidered with the words, "Green Mountain Boys State."
Context
Green Mountain Boys State is an annual, weeklong citizenship training session for the high school boys in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.43
Made/Created
circa 1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Green Mountain Boys State
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Links and URLs
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
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cape
Female
Made/Created
1880-1900
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Gilbert, Katherine Adeline Clement (1838-1921)
Cape
Name/Title
Cape
Entry/Object ID
1986.40.10
Description
Cream-colored wool cape with cream-colored silk lining. It is triangular in shape with a rounded corner at the top to form a hood. There are 2 ribbons to gather the hood. It has blue and pink embroidery on the 2 lower corners and halfway up the sides. The edges are scalloped and finished with blanket stitches. It is sized for an infant.
Context
Worn by Walter B. Lindsay and William Cutler Lindsay of Derby, Vermont.
Acquisition
1986.40
Made/Created
1867
Lexicon
Materials
Wool, Silk
Relationships
Lindsay, Walter M. (1867-1907), Lindsay, William Cutler (1867-1939)
Place
Town
Derby
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cape
Name/Title
Cape
Entry/Object ID
1959.19.8
Description
Tan silk taffeta short cape decorated with panels of inserted netting trimmed with ruched ribbon appliqued in a crosshatch pattern. There is a patch pocket on the proper right.
Context
Worn by Mariette Stevens Strong of Vergennes, Vermont.
Acquisition
1959.19
Made/Created
1854
Lexicon
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Strong, Mariette Stevens (1823-1910)
Place
City
Vergennes
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2018.9
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cape
Female
Material
Wool
Color
Blue
Made/Created
Bruck's Nurses Outfitting Company
1940-1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Cape
Interpretative Labels
Julia Wells made this unusual cape for her niece, Lauretta Riker. Julia was living in Montpelier at the time and Lauretta was in New York City. Lauretta was born in 1872 so we assume it was given to her when she was an older child. It obviously was treasured by Lauretta and her descendents since the fragile cape was carefully cared for. More importantly the story was cherished and passed on to children and grandchildren. They in turn presented it to the Vermont Historical Society to share with our visitors.
Name/Title
Cape
Entry/Object ID
1987.20.1
Description
Elbow-length child's cape. It features a high or close neckline. The exterior of the cape is crafted from rows of milkweed fibers, while the lining is made of glazed cotton. A lace decoration is added to the collar. Additionally, the cape includes two long silk ribbons located at the center front neckline.
Context
Made by Julia Wells of Montpelier, Vermont, for her niece, Lauretta Riker, of New York City, New York.
Acquisition
1987.20
Made/Created
Artist
Wells, Julia Arabelle Demeritt (b. 1847)
1880-1885
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Milkweed, Cotton, Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Winter, Lauretta Riker (1872-1940)
Place
City
New York City
State/Province
New York
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Links and URLs
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
1977.3
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cape
Female
Made/Created
1840-1843
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Gates, Salinda Smith (1818-1843)
Place
Town
Montgomery
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Card Case
Name/Title
Card Case
Entry/Object ID
1972.45.1
Description
Black leather bifold calling card case. It opens to show 2 pockets: one with an envelope-flap to close it, and the other without. It contains calling cards printed with the name, "Mr. Erwin Maurice Harvey."
Context
Owned by Erwin Maurice Harvey of Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
1972.45
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Person or Organization
Harvey, Erwin Maurice (1871-1945)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Carpetbag
Name/Title
Carpetbag
Entry/Object ID
1984.6.1
Description
Cylindrical carpetbag made from flat-woven striped wool carpeting. There is a leather band and 2 short handles at the top. The wool is striped in shades of green, black, red, yellow, and brown. The oval base is leather and stamped with a 5-pointed star with a circle, and inked with the name, "Jos. Reed / Montpelier Vt."
Context
Owned by Joseph Reed of Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
1984.6
Lexicon
Materials
Wool, Leather
Relationships
Person or Organization
Reed, Joseph
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1951.23
Made/Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Materials
Wool, Cotton, Leather, Metal, Wood
Wool is most of the exterior surface area.
Relationships
US Navy, Upham, Charles C. (1819-1868)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Carpetbag
Name/Title
Carpetbag
Entry/Object ID
1999.28
Description
This carpetbag is made of leather on the ends, bottom, and top, with brown fabric sides. One side of the bag features a large embroidered monogram "JWE," while the other side displays embroidered raspberries, blossoms, and vines. The handle of the bag is relatively small, not a large strap. The closures on the bag appear to be functional, and on top of the closure, the word "PATENT" is inscribed.

The color palette of the bag includes shades of dark brown, chestnut brown, golds, pinks, and greens.
Context
Owned by Mrs. J. W. Edgerly
Acquisition
1999.28
Made/Created
circa 1910
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Wool, Metal
Change Purse
Name/Title
Change Purse
Entry/Object ID
1966.28.14
Description
Small brown leather and velvet change purse with a metal top clasp.
Acquisition
1966.28
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Metal, Leather
Change Purse
Name/Title
Change Purse
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.281
Description
Small change purse, made of multicolored velvet with orange silk border trim. It is machine and hand stitched. The velvet is red, green and brown in color. A small flap over the top closes with a single brown button. The overall shape of the change purse is oval.
Acquisition
1976.43
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Christening Gown
Name/Title
Christening Gown
Entry/Object ID
1988.25.1
Description
Christening gown. It is off-white with an embroidered front, embroidered standing collar, long sleeves with gathered, embroidered cuffs and a long skirt with a tucked panel in the front.
Context
Worn by Marguerite Edson McKee of Williamstown, Vermont.
Acquisition
1988.25
Made/Created
1893
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
McKee, Marguerite Edson (1893-1989)
Place
Town
Williamstown
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Christening Gown
Name/Title
Christening Gown
Entry/Object ID
2007.18.125
Description
Long white cotton christening gown. It has a triangular insert at the center of the bodice embroidered with white eyelet.
Context
Likely worn by a member of the Catlin family of Burlington, Vermont.
Acquisition
2007.18
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Catlin, Ruth Ford
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cloak
Female
Material
Wool
Made/Created
circa 1800
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Goldsbury, Bathsheba Walker (1776-1840)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1964.63
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Material
Leather
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Event
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
Worn by Elizabeth Nuquist Raby of Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
1994.30
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Female
Material
Wool
Nylon
Shell
Made/Created
Dry Manhattan
1962
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2005.26
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
44
Material
Nylon
Made/Created
slalom
1970-1990
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont State Police
Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2005.26
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
42 / L
Material
Nylon
Made/Created
Aggressor
1970-1990
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont State Police
Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2005.26
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
40
Material
Nylon
Made/Created
Aggressor
1970-1990
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont State Police
Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1973.53
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
Material
Wool
Made/Created
circa 1870
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Wells, William (1837-1892)
,
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
1973.53
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
Material
Wool
Made/Created
circa 1870
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Wells, William (1837-1892)
,
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
1973.53
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
Material
Wool
Made/Created
circa 1870
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Wells, William (1837-1892)
,
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
2018.9
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Female
Material
Wool
Color
Blue
Made/Created
Howard Uniforms
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
American Red Cross
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1973.54
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
Material
Wool
Made/Created
1834
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Parsons, Aaron S. (1800-1862)
,
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
2003.16
Made/Created
1927
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Fur, Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
1971.52
Description
Burgundy velvet coat sized for a young child. It has an expansive lace collar and matching lace applied to the velvet cuffs. The sleeves are cut loos and slightly rounded.
Context
Worn by Mildred Burr Howes in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1971.52
Made/Created
1905-1910
Lexicon
Materials
Silk, Lace
Relationships
Person or Organization
Howes, Mildred Burr (1902-1994)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Collar
Name/Title
Collar
Entry/Object ID
1949.19
Description
White cotton collar. The color is made from a rectangle of fabric, gathered around a drawstring along the inner edge and with a wide hem around the outer edge.
Context
Worn by Simeon Alton Webster at his wedding on January 26, 1842, in Bethel, Vermont
Acquisition
1949.19
Made/Created
Webster, Nancy Brooks (1816-1902)
1842
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Collar
Name/Title
Collar
Entry/Object ID
1993.12.8
Description
Semi-circular white cotton collar with eyelet embroidery. The outside edge is scalloped.
Context
Worn by a member of the Blair family of Barnet, Vermont.
Acquisition
1993.12
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Collar
Name/Title
Collar
Entry/Object ID
1952.21.1a-b
Description
Lace collar and cuff pieces. The lace is in a large-format floral design. The collar is square, and the cuff is situated along a rectangular band.
Context
Owned by Evelyn Howe Wait
Acquisition
1952.21
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Wait, Evelyn Howe
Collar
Name/Title
Collar
Entry/Object ID
1952.21.3a-c
Description
Lace collar and cuff set. The lace is in a floral rococo revival pattern. The collar is round. Both the collar and cuff are formed along narrow borders. The collar is reinforced with boning at regular intervals.
Context
Purchased in Paris by Marshall Wait as a gift for his niece, Barbara Wait, of Illinois.
Acquisition
1952.21
Made/Created
1885-1895
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Collar
Name/Title
Collar
Entry/Object ID
1953.18.7
Description
Round, knitted lace collar. The edge is scalloped and the design consists of diamond-shaped leaves.
Context
Owned by Marcia Harding Williamson of Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
1953.18
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Materials
Lace
Relationships
Person or Organization
Williamson, Marcia Harding
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Collar
Name/Title
Collar
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1188
Description
Ceremonial collar embroidered with Odd Fellows iconography. The long collar has a ground of white silk embroidered with red silk. The embroidery is of a bellflower plant and three chain links. The outer edge is decorated with red silk fringe. Two large tassels hang from the collar points.
Acquisition
1958.1
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Collar
Name/Title
Collar
Entry/Object ID
1960.24.39
Description
Crocheted lace collar. The pattern is made up entirely of chain stitches and double crochet stitches, forming a pattern of open loops and trees, or leaves.
Context
Owned by Elizabeth Ward McEwen.
Acquisition
1960.24
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Collar
Name/Title
Collar
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.54
Description
Two light blue attachable collars, with rounded edges in front. One has embroidered rabbits and a card that says it was made by Christiane Gamblin. The other features snails and doesn't have a card.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Yarn
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Collar
Name/Title
Collar
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.55
Description
Three light blue attachable collars with pointed edges in front. One has embroidered birds on a nest and a card that says it was made by Ann Marie Cristant. Another with baskets of flowers was made by Monique Lereaur. The third has three flowers on each side and is by Denise Crohel.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Yarn
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Collar
Name/Title
Collar
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.56
Description
Two light blue attachable collars with pointed edges in front. One has embroidered red and blue birds on it and was made by Georgette Bonnemaine. The other has flowers and was made by Yvette Glamblin.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Yarn
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Collar
Name/Title
Collar
Entry/Object ID
1960.112.6
Description
Knit lace collar. The collar is round with an inner band of open knitting and an outer band of connected loops, imitating fringe.
Acquisition
1960.112
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Collar
Name/Title
Collar
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.119
Description
A lace collar that would sit on the shoulders. No strings or buttons to attach it.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Lace
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Collar
Name/Title
Collar
Entry/Object ID
1985.31.1
Description
Plain, brown fur collar removed from a garment. It is unlined, but has a narrow black facing around the inner edges. There are remnants of black thread from being previously sewn to a garment.
Context
Owned by Frieda Maloney of Northfield, Vermont.
Acquisition
1985.31
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Fur
Relationships
Person or Organization
Maloney, Frieda Ruth Wheeler (1897-1985)
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Collar
Name/Title
Collar
Entry/Object ID
1985.31.2
Description
Brown fur shawl collar removed from a garment. It is lined with white muslin and has a narrow black facing along the edges of the reverse. There are remnants of black thread from being previously stitched to a garment.
Context
Owned by Frieda Maloney of Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1985.31
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Fur
Relationships
Person or Organization
Maloney, Frieda Ruth Wheeler (1897-1985)
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Collar
Name/Title
Collar
Entry/Object ID
2007.18.349
Description
Eyelet lace detachable cotton collar.
Context
Worn by a member the Boardman family of Burlington, Vermont, or the Catlin family of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
2007.18
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Catlin, Ruth Ford
,
Comb
Name/Title
Comb
Entry/Object ID
1960.182.4
Description
Ornament comb made of horn. The upper band is curved and convex, and it has 9 tines.
Context
Owned by Lucy Barnes Goodwin of Chelsea, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.182
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bone
Relationships
Person or Organization
Goodwin, Lucy Stratton Barnes (1811-1892)
Place
Town
Chelsea
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1972.61
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
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
2021.5
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Hat
Male
Material
Wool
Color
Blue
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Relationships
Canadian National Railway, Central Vermont Railway
Corsage
Interpretative Labels
Postal Savings Stamps, such as the ones here, were issued by the US government in an effort to raise money for World War II. The stamps were a cheaper alternative to larger denomination war bonds, rather than stamps used to pay postage on mail. Once enough stamps had been collected by a person, they could exchange them for a war bond of equivalent value. This corsage not only represents a patriotic spirit on the part of the wearer, it also visible shows a tangible 80-cent donation to the war effort.
Name/Title
Corsage
Entry/Object ID
2005.23.3
Description
Corsage made from postage stamps and cotton fabric. Each stamp is encased in cellophane and printed with the words "AMERICAN ON GUARD / 10C / U.S. POSTAL SAVINGS" and an image of a soldier. They are tied to a red-white-and-blue bunch of fake floral buds and 3 bias-cut strips of cotton (red, white, and blue).
Context
Likely made by Theresa C. Averill of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2005.23
Made/Created
Artist
Averill, Theresa Marie Camire (1926-2019)
1941
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper, Plastic, Cotton
Relationships
Event
World War II
Corset
Name/Title
Corset
Entry/Object ID
1977.2
Description
Pink silk corset. It is gored to accommodate pregnancy. The size is adjustable via 4 areas of lacing on the sides. There is an interior underbust corset beneath the outer layer that is boned. It opens and closes with a row of hooks and eyes along the back. There are 4 garter straps.
Acquisition
1977.2
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Corset
Female
Made/Created
Charis Corp.
1930
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Corset
Name/Title
Corset
Entry/Object ID
1953.18.22
Description
Unboned white cotton corset. The garment is constructed of five panels and has straps over the shoulders. It opens down the center back, and there are 9 eyelets on each side of the opening. There is cording on both sides of the eyelets for reinforcement. There is an opening and channel at the center front for inserting a busk. The side front seams are curved to shape to the body of the wearer, but there are no breast gussets.
Context
Worn by Sally Monroe Day
Acquisition
1953.18
Made/Created
circa 1830
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Day, Sally Monroe
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Corset
Name/Title
Corset
Entry/Object ID
1953.22.5
Description
Two-piece cotton corset. The corset is fully boned and opens down the center front and back. The front is is secured with straight steel busk with four eyes. The back laces through metal eyelets. The bust gussets are heavily embroidered in white vines.
Acquisition
1953.22
Made/Created
1850-1879
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Corset
Name/Title
Corset
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.56
Description
Red silk satin corset. It is lined with light-brown glazed cotton. There are 9 stays, each of which is encased in a fabric casing and stitched to the interior of the corset along a seam. 4 are encased in black fabric, and 5 are in white. There are loosely bound eyelets along the center back opening.
Context
Worn by either Ruth Raymond Jones (1895-1982) or her mother Lena Elnora Levey Raymond (1873-1938) in Ludlow, Vermont.
Acquisition
1982.31
Made/Created
circa 1880
Lexicon
Materials
Silk, Cotton, Metal
Relationships
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938), Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Corset
Name/Title
Corset
Entry/Object ID
1961.35
Description
Grey corset with center front busk and laced back. The corset has shoulder straps that are attached to the back and button to the front. The back is boned in its entirety, but the front is only boned below the bust and along the center front busk. The bust is enhanced with gathering, creating volume. There is a label that reads, "Somerset Dress Reform".
Acquisition
1961.35
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Corset
Female
Made/Created
Somerset Dress Reform
circa 1890
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Corset
Name/Title
Corset
Entry/Object ID
1966.47.66
Description
White cotton corset that is stiffened with cording. It is boned at the center front and back openings. It secures in the front with metal clasps and laces at the back. Each narrow boning channel is flossed at the top and bottom with cream-colored thread.
Acquisition
1966.47
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Corset
Female
Made/Created
1878
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Corset Cover
Name/Title
Corset Cover
Entry/Object ID
1960.4.2
Description
White cotton corset cover. The corset cover has a curved neckline and no sleeves. It opens up the center front. The neckline and armscyes are edged with crocheted lace. The waistband is covered with decorative lace in a floral pattern, and there is an inset lace band running horizontally across the front just above the bustline, separating out an upper yoke. The front neckline is gathered on either side of the center front opening, with the fullness aligning with the lace. The front pieces are cut full and gathered into the waistband. There are six tucks running vertically along the center back, and the the fabric is slightly gathered into the waistband at the back.
Acquisition
1960.4
Made/Created
Artist
Ingersoll, Mary Rodee (1886-1959)
circa 1900
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Corset Cover
Name/Title
Corset Cover
Entry/Object ID
1972.42.2
Description
White linen corset cover. The neckline is trimmed with several widths of lace, and the should straps are formed from lace. Light-blue ribbon is threaded through lace at the neckline, bust, and waistline to adjust fit. It buttons up the center back with 4 white plastic buttons.
Acquisition
1972.42
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Materials
Linen
Corset Cover
Name/Title
Corset Cover
Entry/Object ID
1961.8.4
Description
White cotton corset cover. The cover secures down the center front with five white buttons, and the neckline secures with a draw string tied at the center front. The two front panels are gathered into the waistband, as does the back, and there is a short peplum. The neckline and armscyes are trimmed with lace and beige ribbon.
Context
Worn by Alice Benjamin at her marriage to Karl Keith in 1905 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1961.8
Made/Created
1905
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Keith, Alice Eva Benjamin (1883-1971), Keith, Karl Eugene (1882-1960)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Corset Cover
Name/Title
Corset Cover
Entry/Object ID
1991.11.94
Description
White cotton corset cover made from a flour sack. It is sleeveless and buttons up the center front with 9 buttons. A portion of the original sack's printed label is visible on the corset cover and reads, "CANAL STREET / BOSTON, MASS." There is a square patch on the reverse.
Acquisition
1991.11
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Materials
Cotton
Corset Cover
Name/Title
Corset Cover
Entry/Object ID
1966.11.4
Description
Partially made white cotton corset cover decorated with eyelet embroidery. The edges of the neckline, shoulder straps, and hem are scalloped. There are horizontal buttonhole slits around the waist and above the bust for inserting drawstrings. There is an open along the center back.
Acquisition
1966.11
Made/Created
1914-1915
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Corset Cover
Name/Title
Corset Cover
Entry/Object ID
1962.51.28
Description
Linen camisole or corset cover. It is sleeveless, and the hem reaches to the wearer's waist. It secures up the center front with 8 white plastic buttons. The waistline is reinforced on the back.
Context
Worn by a member of the George family of East Calais, Vermont.
Acquisition
1962.51
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Relationships
Place
Village
East Calais
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Corset Cover
Name/Title
Corset Cover
Entry/Object ID
1966.40.12
Description
White cotton corset cover. It is fitted in the waist and flares over the hips with princess seams. It has no sleeves and a triangular neckline. Both the neckline and armscyes are trimmed with lace. It is inked with the label, "Fanny H. Fifield Bailey".
Use
Corset covers were worn between corsets and outer layers of clothing to hide any visible lines created by the corset, and to soften the silhouette.
Context
Worn by Fanny H. Fifield Bailey of Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
1966.40
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Corset Cover
Female
Made/Created
circa 1880
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Bailey, Fanny Hubbard Fifield (1865-1948)
Corset Cover
Name/Title
Corset Cover
Entry/Object ID
1966.72.13
Description
White cotton corset cover. It has short, puffed sleeves edged in lace. The center front has a lace-insert yoke. The hem reaches to the wearer's hips. It secures at the center front with a row of white plastic buttons.
Context
Worn by Lizzie Weeks at her marriage to Charles Goss in Brandon, Vermont, on September 27, 1882.
Acquisition
1966.72
Made/Created
1882
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Goss, Lizzie Maria Weeks (1857-1890)
Place
Town
Brandon
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Corset Cover
Name/Title
Corset Cover
Entry/Object ID
1963.70.3
Description
White cotton corset cover. It consists of a rectangular bodice panel gathered into a waistband with a buttoned opening along the center back. The top is decorated with machine-made eyelet embroidery, and eyelet ribbon is used to form shoulder straps.
Acquisition
1963.70
Made/Created
1910-1919
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Cuff
Name/Title
Cuff
Entry/Object ID
1963.31.6
Description
White cotton sleeve cuff removed from a garment. The outer edge is trimmed with tatted lace. There is a white plastic button on one end, and a buttonhole on the other end. A narrow band of the gathered sleeve remains.
Acquisition
1963.31
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Materials
Cotton
Cuffs
Name/Title
Cuffs
Entry/Object ID
1989.10.7a-b
Description
Pair of beaded cuffs. The fabric is black velveteen. The tiny seed beads are white, yellow blue, and green. There is evidence of an overcast stitch done in tan around the outside edge. On the back, there is paper sandwiched between the two layers of velveteen.
Context
Made or owned by Moses Wilbur of Waterville, Vermont.
Acquisition
1989.10
Made/Created
1841-1903
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Cotton, Paper, Glass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Wilbur, Moses (1841-1903)
Place
Town
Waterville
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cummerbund
Name/Title
Cummerbund
Entry/Object ID
1992.60.4
Description
Navy blue cummerbund with 3 horizontal pleats. It secures at the back with a brass buckle. There is a tag on the inside that reads, "Louis /STYLE BY George-Wally / BOSTON . NEW YORK".
Context
Worn by Joseph B. Johnson, who was governor of Vermont from 1955 to 1959.
Acquisition
1992.60
Made/Created
George-Wally
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Johnson, Joseph Blaine (1893-1986)
Derby Hat
Name/Title
Derby Hat
Entry/Object ID
1989.60.1
Description
Black wool derby hat with a black grosgrain ribbon around the base of the crown. The interior lining is marked with the label, "Twigg's St. Albans, Vt." A sticker marks the size as 7 1/4.
Acquisition
1989.60
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Twigg, Walter Perry (1878-1948"
Place
City
St. Albans City
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Derby Hat
Name/Title
Derby Hat
Entry/Object ID
1968.25.90
Description
Black wool derby hat with a black grosgrain ribbon around the base of the crown. The interior lining is marked with the label, "A. D. Farwell, Hatter and Clothiers, Montpelier, Vt."
Context
Sold by A. D. Farwell Co. in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1968.25
Made/Created
Guyer Hat Company
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
A. D. Farwell Company
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dickey
Name/Title
Dickey
Entry/Object ID
1989.19.2
Description
White cotton dickey with crocheted lace insert. Two snaps are located at the back of the collar and a drawstring cinches the waist at the back.
Use
When worn underneath a jacket or dress bodice, only the crocheted portion and standing collar would show, giving the garment the appropriate level of modesty without adding bulk to the sleeves or armscyes.
Context
Worn by Gertie Cobleigh of Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
1989.19
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Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Cobleigh, Gertie Almira Calkins (1878-1961)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Drawers
Name/Title
Drawers
Entry/Object ID
1960.121.4
Description
White cotton drawers. The waistband is pointed at the center front, and the legs are gathered into the waistband. The hem of each leg is edged with white lace, and there are two sets of five tucks on each leg. Each set of tucks is separated by a narrow band of lace.
Context
Worn by Edith Cutting Stickney of Shoreham, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.121
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stickney, Edith Cutting (1849-1915)
Place
Town
Shoreham
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1993.12.3
Description
Red wool dress sized for a small child. The neckline wide, and it has dropped shoulders. The sleeves are pleated close to the arm at the top, then release to fullness to the cuffs. The cuffs and bodice seams are decorated with black braid. The full skirt is pleated into the waistline, which slopes downward into a point at the center front. The bodice is lined with undyed cotton. The sleeves are lined with brown paisley printed cotton. The hem is faced with blue cotton printed with white sprigs in 2 different patterns.
Context
Worn by Margaret Blair of Barnet, Vermont.
Acquisition
1993.12
Made/Created
1840-1842
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Blair, Margaret (1835-1842)
Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1993.12.2
Description
Red wool dress sized for a young child. It has dropped shoulders and long sleeves. The bodice gathers into narrow pleats at the center front. The skirt gathers into the waistband, which is placed near the wearer's natural waistline. There are horizontal tucks along the bottom hem. It secures with hooks and eyes at the center back.
Context
Worn by Phoebe Blair of Barnet, Vermont.
Acquisition
1993.12
Made/Created
1840-1842
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Blair, Phebe (1840-1842)
Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1993.12
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
26" waist
Material
Silk
Made/Created
1840-1845
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Blair, Jane (1825-1911)
Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1993.14
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
1917-1918
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Camp Fire, Shaw, Marion E. (1908-1987)
Place
Town
Thetford
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1976.4.1
Description
Blue cotton dress. The dress has long sleeves and a center front open. The main textile is blue cotton calico printed with an all-over repeated pattern of small red daisies, now mostly faded. The dress is heavily patched and repaired using various, mismatching textiles. The bodice is lined with white cotton, and the waist has been lowered by an inch, leaving a visible strip of the original dye colors.
Context
According to family history, this dress was worn by Cornelia Augusta Wheeler in Duxbury, Vermont, while her husband, Charles E. Wheeler, fought during the Civil War. Upon his return, Charles stated that he never wanted to see the dress again (because of its poor condition), so it was packed away and thus preserved.
Acquisition
1976.4
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Wheeler, Cornelia Augusta Corliss (1849-1936)
Place
Town
Duxbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
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
1976.9
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Crepe
Material
Silk
Made/Created
1920-1929
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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
2012.27
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Mannequin: 32.5 x 24.5 x 34.5
Fabric
Crepe
Material
Silk
Made/Created
1926
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Galli, Lena Eva Calcagni (1899-1982)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1939.5.2
Description
Cotton child's dress with a wide, fringed collar and short sleeves. The dress is made from a light-colored cotton printed in a checked and sprigged design in dark red with purple and green accents.
Context
Worn by Jennie Betsey Knight Jackson in Starksboro, Vermont. The dress was made out of fabric from her aunt's wedding dress (Susan Jane Hill).
Acquisition
1939.5
Made/Created
circa 1845
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Jackson, Jennie Betsey Knight (1850-1906)
Place
Town
Starksboro
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Interpretative Labels
Inaugural Gown, 1989 Worn by Governor Madeleine M. Kunin (1933 - ) Burlington, VT Velvet and satin fabric Gift of Governor Madeleine M. Kunin, 2020.5.3 For her second and third term inaugural balls, Kunin turned to Elaine Horseman of South Burlington. As with the first gown, Kunin worked together with the designer to design each dress. In both cases, her commitment to finding and working with a local designer was reflective of her focus on Vermont. Horseman later recalled that Kunin could have purchased a gown from anywhere in the world, but wanted to stay within Vermont. Both gowns feature design elements that Kunin and Horseman worked on together. The third gown, in black and white, is the only one of the three to have attracted media attention. The Burlington Free Press published a preview of Kunin wearing it in Horseman’s studio, in what was largely a focus on Horseman’s business. Horseman estimated that the dress took between 25 and 30 hours to make, and had been largely sewn by hand because of the delicacy of the fabric. The following week, a series of letters to the editor objected to the article, declaring the focus on Kunin’s gown to have been “prurient” and inappropriate. Wearing the third gown, Kunin became the first woman in American history to serve a third term as governor of a state.
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 on January 7, 1989.
Acquisition
2020.5
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
2
Velvet, Satin
Made/Created
Artist
Elaine Horseman
Attribution
Attributed to
1989
Relationships
Person or Organization
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
,
Web Links and URLs
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
Made by Edith Nuquist. Worn by Elizabeth Nuquist Raby of Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
1994.30
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Velvet
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
Artist
Nuquist, Edith Wilson
1957-1960
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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. Made by her mother, Edith Nuquist.
Acquisition
1994.30
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
Artist
Nuquist, Edith Wilson
1962
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1944.13
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
25" waist
Material
Wool
Made/Created
1880-1890
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Capen, Adeliza Charlotte Child (1828-1909)
Place
Town
Brandon
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2003.16
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
circa 1935
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2003.16
Made/Created
1935-1940
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Person or Organization
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2003.16
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
circa 1935
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2003.16
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
14 (32/26/35)
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
1950-1960
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Goodall, Winona O'Neil (1898-1960)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2003.16
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
Shirley Temple
circa 1930
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2003.16
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
Betty Barclay Frocks
1940-1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Dress
Relationships
Person or Organization
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2003.16
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
28" waist
Made/Created
1960-1970
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016), Girl Scouts
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2003.16
Made/Created
1940
Lexicon
Dimensions
Skirt
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016), Girl Scouts
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1977.3
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
1840-1843
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Gates, Salinda Smith (1818-1843)
Place
Town
Montgomery
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1977.15
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
1912-1914
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Downer, Frances Irene Smith (1877-1947)
,
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
1977.16
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
circa 1850
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Howe, Calma Frizzell (1772-1854)
Place
Town
Vernon
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2017.3
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Child's Medium
Made/Created
1900-1930
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1998.11.4
Description
Knitted child's dress in green, yellow, and red. The bodice is green, with no sleeves. The skirt has wide horizontal stripes separated by narrow stripes. There are 5 plastic buttons securing it closed down the center back.
Context
Worn by Dundeen "Deenie" Webb Galipeau of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
W: 20
Made/Created
Artist
Seemann, Kate Deforest Jennings Webb (1927-2002)
circa 1955
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Galipeau, Dundeen Cromwell Webb (b. 1952)
Place
Town
Shelburne
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1998.11.5
Description
Knitted child's dress in green, yellow, and red. The bodice is green, with no sleeves. The skirt has wide horizontal stripes separated by narrow stripes. There are 5 plastic buttons securing it closed down the center back.
Context
Worn by Laura Webb Brown of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
W: 19
Made/Created
Artist
Seemann, Kate Deforest Jennings Webb (1927-2002)
circa 1955
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Brown, Laura Havemeyer Webb (b. 1950)
Place
Town
Shelburne
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1998.11.6
Description
Knitted child's dress in green, yellow, and red. The bodice is green, with no sleeves. The skirt has wide horizontal stripes separated by narrow stripes. There are 5 plastic buttons securing it closed down the center back.
Context
Worn by Kate Webb Harris of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
W: 20
Made/Created
Artist
Seemann, Kate Deforest Jennings Webb (1927-2002)
circa 1955
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Harris, Kate Brewster Webb (1948-2016)
Place
Town
Shelburne
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1998.11.7
Description
Child's knitted red dress with white angora trim. The dress has an A-line skirt, and short, puffed sleeves. The white itaglio design stretches horizontally along the bottom of the skirt, and the center of the bodice and sleeves. The bodice secures up the center back with a row of 4 red plastic buttons.
Context
Worn by Dundeen "Deenie" Webb Galipeau of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
W: 19
Fabric
Knit
Made/Created
Artist
Seemann, Kate Deforest Jennings Webb (1927-2002)
circa 1955
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Galipeau, Dundeen Cromwell Webb (b. 1952)
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1998.11.8
Description
Child's knitted red dress with white angora trim. The dress has an A-line skirt, and short, puffed sleeves. The white itaglio design stretches horizontally along the bottom of the skirt, and the center of the bodice and sleeves. The bodice secures up the center back with a row of 4 red plastic buttons.
Context
Worn by Laura Webb Brown of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
W: 21
Made/Created
Artist
Seemann, Kate Deforest Jennings Webb (1927-2002)
circa 1955
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Brown, Laura Havemeyer Webb (b. 1950)
Place
Town
Shelburne
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1998.11.11
Description
Pink knitted child's dress. The dress has a full skirt and puffed sleeves. The bodice is decorated with diagonal blue and brown lines in alternating orientations. The decoration is carried over to the hemline of the skirt, and the cuffs of the sleeves. The dress secures up the center back with 4 clear plastic buttons. A tag inside reads, "LAINES DU PINGOUIN tricot main".
Context
Worn by Kate, Laura, or Dundeen Webb of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
W: 16
Fabric
Knit
Material
Wool
Color
Pink
Made/Created
Laines du Pingouin
circa 1955
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (flat)
Relationships
Harris, Kate Brewster Webb (1948-2016), Galipeau, Dundeen Cromwell Webb (b. 1952), Brown, Laura Havemeyer Webb (b. 1950)
Place
Town
Shelburne
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1998.11.12
Description
Knitted blue child's dress. The bodice and skirt hem are decorated with horizontal stripes of white angora. The sleeves are short and puffed. There are two small patch pockets on the front of the skirt.
Context
Worn by Kate, Laura, or Dundeen Webb of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
W: 18
Fabric
Knit
Material
Wool
Color
Blue
Made/Created
Artist
Seemann, Kate Deforest Jennings Webb (1927-2002)
Attribution
Attributed to
circa 1955
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Harris, Kate Brewster Webb (1948-2016), Galipeau, Dundeen Cromwell Webb (b. 1952), Brown, Laura Havemeyer Webb (b. 1950)
Place
Town
Shelburne
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1998.11.13
Description
Yellow knitted child's dress with short, puffed sleeves and a falling collar. The bodice is in horizontal bands of ruching, with chevron lines of white angora between each band. It has an A-line skirt that is decorated with 2 lines of angora trim along the hem. There is a yellow yarn drawstring at the waist with a large pompom on each end. The bodice secures at the center back with 4 yellow plastic buttons.
Context
Worn by Kate, Laura, or Dundeen Webb of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
W: 18
Fabric
Knit
Material
Wool
Made/Created
Artist
Seemann, Kate Deforest Jennings Webb (1927-2002)
circa 1955
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Harris, Kate Brewster Webb (1948-2016), Galipeau, Dundeen Cromwell Webb (b. 1952), Brown, Laura Havemeyer Webb (b. 1950)
Place
Town
Shelburne
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1998.11.14
Description
Pink knitted child's dress with short, puffed sleeves and a full skirt. The skirt and bodice are decorated with horizontal bands of white angora.
Context
Worn by Kate, Laura, or Dundeen Webb of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
W: 20
Fabric
Knit
Material
Wool
Made/Created
Artist
Seemann, Kate Deforest Jennings Webb (1927-2002)
circa 1955
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Harris, Kate Brewster Webb (1948-2016), Galipeau, Dundeen Cromwell Webb (b. 1952), Brown, Laura Havemeyer Webb (b. 1950)
Place
Town
Shelburne
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1998.11.18
Description
Pink knitted child's dress with short, puffed sleeves and a white falling collar. The skirt is decorated with white horizontal stripes. The bodice secures at the center back with 4 clear plastic buttons.
Context
Worn by Kate, Laura, or Dundeen Webb of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
W: 18
Fabric
Knit
Material
Wool
Made/Created
Artist
Seemann, Kate Deforest Jennings Webb (1927-2002)
circa 1955
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Harris, Kate Brewster Webb (1948-2016), Galipeau, Dundeen Cromwell Webb (b. 1952), Brown, Laura Havemeyer Webb (b. 1950)
Place
Town
Shelburne
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1998.11.25
Description
Yellow silk child's dress with blue embroidered decoration. The dress is sleeveless. The embroidered decoration is floral sprigs and is placed around the neckline, armscyes, and in a wide horizontal band around the skirt.
Context
Worn by Kate, Laura, or Dundeen Webb of Shelburne, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
W: 24
Lexicon
Relationships
Harris, Kate Brewster Webb (1948-2016), Galipeau, Dundeen Cromwell Webb (b. 1952), Brown, Laura Havemeyer Webb (b. 1950)
Place
Town
Shelburne
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1950.3
Made/Created
1835-1840
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Carpenter, Olivia Blodgett (1811-1841)
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1977.45
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
xs
Fabric
Plain Weave
Material
Cotton
Color
Blue
Made/Created
circa 1915
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Tatro, Leah Elizabeth Chapman (1888-1977)
,
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
1979.8
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
circa 1880
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Safford, Isabel Jane Williams (1850-1912)
Place
Town
Jericho
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1979.8
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Linen
Lexicon
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
1979.8
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
circa 1860
Lexicon
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
1980.2
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Made/Created
1880-1887
Lexicon
Relationships
Place
Town
Moretown
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1966.22
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Lace
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
circa 1925
Lexicon
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
1980.9
Made/Created
circa 1870
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Gleason, Catherine Harrington (1843-1885)
Place
Town
Richmond
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1953.22
Made/Created
1890
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Towne, Frances Laura Brown (1842-1937)
Place
State/Province
South Dakota
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1986.42
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
25" waist
Fabric
Taffeta
Material
Silk
Made/Created
1850-1859
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Gray, Margaret (1834-1924)
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Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1982.19.1a-b
Description
Dress consisting of a separate bodice and skirt. the bodice extends slightly below the waist and comes to a dramatic point at the center front. It opens down the center front and secures with purple, fabric-covered buttons. The skirt has a dramatic train.
Context
Worn by Isabell Lauder of Topsham, Vermont, at her marriage to George Leroy Hall.
Acquisition
1982.19
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
circa 1860
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Hall, Isabell Macfarlane Lauder (1840-1921)
Place
Town
Topsham
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1954.4
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Day, Lucy Munro Hale (1816-1887)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1954.4
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Cotton
Baleen
Made/Created
1887-1889
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Kingsbury, Oriette (1857-1922)
,
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
1982.27
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Wool
Made/Created
1865-1875
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Guernsey, Josephine Pratt (1858-1940)
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1982.31
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Lamé
Material
Silk
Silver
Glass
Made/Created
1920-1929
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1982.31
Made/Created
circa 1920
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.21
Description
A white cotton dress with eyelet embroidery, lace, and an attached apron. The lace is crocheted and features rosettes. There are also embroidered satin stitch roses. It has daisy shaped eyelet embroidery and strips of lattice work. The sleeves are 3/4-length and it has a net fall-down collar and four wide tucks spaced down the skirt. The fabric is stiff but strong.
Context
Worn by either Ruth Raymond Jones or Lena Elnora Levey Raymond in Ludlow, Vermont.
Acquisition
1982.31
Made/Created
1914
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938), Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1982.31
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
27" waist
Made/Created
circa 1915
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1982.31
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Linen
Made/Created
circa 1910
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.33
Description
Peach chiffon, sleeveless dress. Various sized white embroidered dots cover fabric. Dress has a scoop/V neckline with a wide collar and long tie at the point of the V. Skirt is circular. Belt and loops are higher than waist seam on skirt. Mostly machine made with hand sewing. Hemline, collar and ties are all hand hemmed. Belt is unembroidered and has a mother-of-pearl button and buckle.
Context
Worn by Ruth Raymond Jones in Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.31
Lexicon
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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 or Lena Elnora Levey Raymond in Ludlow, Vermont.
Acquisition
1982.31
Made/Created
1914-1916
Lexicon
Relationships
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938), Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
,
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.37
Description
A long and elaborate black net dress. There are two ribbons of embroidery that go down the length of the dress. It is cut in a princess line and is cut for a bustle in the back. It has a high net collar that unhooks at side and also has hooks down the down side of dress. There are tiny tucks down the long sleeves,which have heavily embroidered cuffs. The center panel of the skirt has the same style of tucks.
Context
Worn by either Ruth Raymond Jones (1895-1982) or her mother Lena Elnora Levey Raymond (1873-1938) in Ludlow.
Acquisition
1982.31
Made/Created
1910-1912
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Materials
Silk
Relationships
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938), Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
1933
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Orr, Lillian Healy (1915-1999), Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1955.7
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
25" waist
Material
Silk
Made/Created
circa 1880
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
White, Amelia Pearce (1844-1926)
Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1955.10
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Calico
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
circa 1860
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Marrs, Esther Indiana Tubbs (1811-1881)
Place
Town
Richmond
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.69a-b
Description
This dress is made from semi-sheer white silk decorated with tiny horizontal tucks forming striped bands of 5 tucks each, and is sized for a young girl. It has lace embellishments around the bodice, neckline, and hemline. The sleeves are short and puffed, with lace at the cuffs. There is a light blue ribbon at the dropped waistline that terminates in 2 bows on either side of the front. The full skirt has 3 layers of silk slips. The dress is accompanied by a pair of bloomer, or pantalets, with lace around the bottom cuffs.
Context
Worn by Ruth Raymond Jones in Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.31
Made/Created
circa 1905
Lexicon
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1955.10.5
Description
Blue silk dress with long, full skirt gathered to a fitted and bodice. The dress has long sleeves, constructed in two parts, with a seam above the elbow. The lower sleeves slightly flare before being gathered to a tight cuff. The top of the bodice has 4 wide pleats in a V-pattern, with the center front as a center point.
Context
Worn by Esther Indian Tubbs of Essex, VT. According to family history, the dress was given to her as a 21st birthday gift.
Acquisition
1955.10
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
1835-1850
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Marrs, Esther Indiana Tubbs (1811-1881)
,
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
1955.10
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Marrs, Esther Indiana Tubbs (1811-1881)
Place
Town
Richmond
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.78
Description
Girl's pink plaid dress. The dress features a wide, white collar edged with crocheted lace. The short puff sleeves of the dress are also accented with the same lace at the cuffs. There is coordinating lace around the waist. The dress has a full skirt, and the bodice gathers into the waist at the center front. The dress buttons up at the back, with 6 mother-of-pearl buttons securing the closure.
Context
Worn by Ruth Raymond Jones in Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.31
Made/Created
circa 1900
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938), Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.86a-b
Description
This two-piece dress consists of a bodice and skirt of cream-colored silk with a net overlay. The net overlay is decorated with delicate light blue appliquéd flowers, leaves, and swirls. Each piece is edged with a solid white satin stitch. The bodice has a high net collar, edged with lace, and elbow-length sleeves also edged with lace. A blue ribbon is sewn around the waist beneath the netting, similar to a cumber bund. The skirt of the dress is floor length with a very slight train and composed of white net layered over white silk, with the same blue appliqué adorning the net overlay. The bodice interior is boned, and there is an elastic waist strap woven with the label, "Sullivan / RUTLAND, VT."
Context
Made in Rutland, Vermont. Worn by Lena Levey Raymond in Ludlow, Vermont.
Acquisition
1982.31
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
W: 25.5
Made/Created
Sullivan
circa 1890
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2018.7
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Corduroy
Material
Cotton
Color
Blue
Made/Created
Artist
Pucci, Giuseppina (1923-1994)
1961-1963
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Calevro, Sheila Buttura (b. 1945), Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2005.39
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
28" waist
Made/Created
1860
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
Town
Woodstock
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1959.18
Made/Created
1882
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Frye, Lottie E. Smith (1865-1949)
Place
Town
Concord
County
Essex County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1959.19
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
30" waist
Made/Created
circa 1846
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stevens, Mary Ann Smith (1816-1893)
Place
City
Vergennes
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1959.21
Made/Created
1843-1845
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Field, Sarah Bayley Cobb (1809-1863)
Place
Town
Hardwick
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2018.9
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
Guild Uniforms
1941-1945
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
American Red Cross
Event
World War II
Dress
Interpretative Labels
Inaugural Gown, 1987 Worn by Governor Madeleine M. Kunin (1933 - ) Burlington, VT Velvet and taffeta fabric with plastic buttons Gift of Governor Madeleine M. Kunin, 2020.5.2 For her second and third term inaugural balls, Kunin turned to Elaine Horseman of South Burlington. As with the first gown, Kunin worked together with the designer to design each dress. In both cases, her commitment to finding and working with a local designer was reflective of her focus on Vermont. Horseman later recalled that Kunin could have purchased a gown from anywhere in the world, but wanted to stay within Vermont. Both gowns feature design elements that Kunin and Horseman worked on together. The second gown features a taffeta skirt in a shade of turquoise that Kunin had requested but that was particularly difficult to find. Horseman worked with a series of fabric samples before finding the right one on a trip to Montreal. The bow on the front of the dress was also a design collaboration that required several versions.
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 on January 9, 1987 at Plumley Auditorium, Norwich University.
Acquisition
2020.5
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
2
Velvet, Taffeta
Made/Created
Artist
Elaine Horseman
1987
Relationships
Person or Organization
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
,
Web Links and URLs
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
2013.39
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Sateen
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
Artist
Peterson, Jeneva P. (1915-2008)
circa 1930
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
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
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Crepe
Material
Silk
Rayon
Color
Made/Created
1925-1933
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Cerasoli, Cordelia Dupre (1900-1991)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
This dress was worn by Madge Rachel Richardson (1885-1937) at her marriage to Percy Edward Heald (1884-1969) in Chester, Vermont, on September 8, 1909. He was a banker and became president of the National Bank of Chester. They had four children, including the woman who donated the dress. Madge committed suicide at age 52 by jumping into a river. Percy remarried in 1955 to Lottie Veazey Taylor (1883-1964), a widow from Proctor.
Acquisition
2006.23
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Wool
Cotton
Made/Created
1909
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Heald, Madge Rachel Richardson (1885-1937)
Place
Town
Chester
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.57
Description
Handsewn, light blue doll dress, sleeveless with white ric-rack on the neck, armholes and hem. Three white buttons on the back.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Materials
Cloth
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
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
2010.18
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
circa 1840
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Town
Milton
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2003.12
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
circa 1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2003.12
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
30" waist
Made/Created
circa 1940
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1973.27
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stone, Ruby Grace (1886-1924)
,
Event
World War I
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1973.29.9
Description
An ecru-embroidered net dress with a slightly gathered skirt, short sleeves and a round neck. The embroidery is heavy and abstract.
Context
Worn by a member of the Harvey family in Montpelier.
Acquisition
1973.29
Made/Created
1910-1920
Lexicon
Materials
Net
Relationships
Person or Organization
Harvey, Dorothy Mayo (1903-1995)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2018.9
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Color
Gray
Made/Created
20th Century
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
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
2018.9
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
20th Century
Lexicon
Relationships
Schoppe, Cora Parkhurst (1891-1977), American Red Cross
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
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
1961.42
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
24" waist
Fabric
Taffeta
Material
Silk
Made/Created
1858-1859
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Martin, Lucina Burnham (1812-1889)
,
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
1973.54
Made/Created
1834
Lexicon
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Parsons, Amanda Brink (1809-1889)
Place
Town
Poultney
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
1869-1872
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Tilden, Florence Belle Holden (1875-1962)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2020.31
Made/Created
1926-1929
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Proctor, Mary Sherwood Hedrick (1879-1960)
,
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
1987.4
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Crepe
Lace
Material
Silk
Cotton
Made/Created
1927
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Bowles, Helen Mary Worthley (1896-1975)
Place
Town
Bradford
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1991.11.1
Description
A white cotton dress with long, fitted sleeves. The neck is square and edged with white piping. The front sides of the dress are pleated under the bottom edges. The skirt is cartridge pleated into the waistline. The ends of the sleeve have a band of white machine-made lace. The bottom of the skirt has horizontal tucks. The top is lined and opens in the back.
Acquisition
1991.11
Made/Created
1810-1820
Lexicon
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1988.25.2
Description
White cotton dress sized for an infant or small toddler. Is has a lace yoke and no waistline. It has shoulder ruffles atop puffy short sleeves that are also ruffled. The bottom of the dress includes narrow, horizontal pleats and a strip of lace.
Context
Worn by Marguerite Edson McKee of Williamstown, Vermont.
Acquisition
1988.25
Made/Created
circa 1895
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
McKee, Marguerite Edson (1893-1989)
Place
Town
Williamstown
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1988.25.3a-b
Description
Two-piece white cotton dress for a child. The dress consists of a bodice or blouse, and a skirt. The blouse is cream-colored and long-sleeved, featuring lace details on the neck and cuffs. It has three lace panels inset in the front and two in the back. It fastens at the back with buttons. The second component is a gathered cream-colored skirt with a wide ruffle at the hem, which includes two panels of lace. It secures at the waist with a single button.
Context
Worn by Marguerite Edson McKee in Williamstown, Vermont.
Acquisition
1988.25
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
McKee, Marguerite Edson (1893-1989)
Place
Town
Williamstown
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1988.25.5
Description
Red wool child's dress with black velvet stripes along the hem, and black buttons down the center front.
Context
Made by Orlena Strong Perrin, of Berlin, Vermont, for her daughter, Ethel Delia Perrin Edson.
Acquisition
1988.25
Made/Created
Artist
Perrin, Orlena Strong (1830-1894)
1874
Lexicon
Materials
Wool, Silk, Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Edson, Ethel Delia Perrin
Place
Town
Berlin
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2014.42
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
26" waist
Fabric
Taffeta
Material
Silk
Made/Created
1850-1860
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Batchelder, Mary Lamson (1796-1881)
Place
Town
Plainfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1962.43
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Plain Weave
Material
Silk
Made/Created
circa 1875
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Thomas, Emily Joslyn (b. 1842)
Place
Town
Reading
County