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Apron
Interpretative Labels
Masonic Apron, c. 1830 Owned by Albert D. Hager (1817-1888) Reading, Vermont Painted Silk Bequest of Harold G. Rugg, #1960.38 Aprons were worn during Masonic rituals. The mysterious symbols and secret ceremonies conducted by the Masons led many to be suspicious of its members. When Masons appeared to hold a disproportionate number of key public offices and play important roles in community life, non-members saw a conspiracy and viewed the organization as a threat to democracy.
Name/Title
Apron
Entry/Object ID
1960.38
Description
Silk Masonic apron decorated with watercolor and ink. The apron has a semi-circular flap at the top featuring the symbol of the all-seeing eye. The main body of the apron is painted with a design of two golden pillars topped with globes flanking a checkered floor, a compass and square, sword piercing a book, sword piercing a hear, ladder to space, shining sun, a book on stilts, an ark, a beehive, a sand timer with wings, and a burning urn.
Context
Owned by Albert Hager of Reading Vermont, state geologist.
Acquisition
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
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
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
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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
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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
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Dimensions
Relationships
Perrin, George Charles (1912-1994)
Related 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
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
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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 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
Lexicon
Relationships
The Homer Fitts Company
Beanie
Name/Title
Beanie
Entry/Object ID
2001.27.1
Description
Red felt beanie with the letters "CH" appliquéd on with white felt. The bean is made from four wedges stitched with white thread. The edge is trimmed with white felt appliqué. A white tassel is attached to the top center of the hat.
Context
Worn by Frances Stockwell Lovell at Camp Hokomoko in Fairlee, Vermont.
Acquisition
2001.27
Made/Created
1917-1919
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, String
Relationships
Stockwell, Frances
Related Place
Camp
Camp Hokomoko
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange 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
Lexicon
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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Beads
Relationships
Related 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
Abair, Christine Dodge
Related Place
Town
Middlesex
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
Dewey, William Tarbox (1852-1911)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
Mason, Caroline Betsy Weaver (1807-1841)
Related Place
Town
Plymouth
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1983.14.1
Description
Brown and black plaid bodice with a standing collar and puffed sleeves. The bodice buttons down the center front with 13 buttons and shapes to the wearer's body with four vertical tucks on the front and back. The sleeves are long and are constructed in two pieces: the upper is full and gathered into the lower sleeve, which is tight to the wearer's arm.
Context
Worn by Alice Jeanette Harris (1860-1919). She was born in Fayston, but lived in New Hampshire by the time this was worn.
Acquisition
1983.14
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
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Relationships
Gadwah, Alice Jeannett Harris (1860-1919)
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
1971.29.3b
Description
Short-sleeved silk bodice. The bodice has a square neckline and secures up the center front with a row of buttons. It has short sleeves covered in lace and edged in lace ruffles. The hem is in a short peplum with a long, sparrow-tail-shaped tail. The bodice is padded from the top of the bust to the armscye, though one pad is now missing.
Acquisition
1971.29
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Undergarment
Female
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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
Lexicon
Relationships
Guernsey, Josephine Pratt (1858-1940)
Related 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.
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)
Related 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
Briggs, Anna Sanford Higgins (1851-1935)
,
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
Lexicon
Relationships
Benjamin, Edna Lucy Downing (1845-1927)
Related 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
Lexicon
Relationships
Benjamin, Edna Lucy Downing (1845-1927)
Related Place
Town
Berlin
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
1966.55.1
Description
Black silk bodice with long, curved sleeves. It opens at the center front and secures with large, acorn-shaped buttons The collar has a loose, pointed tie, accented on one side by pleated self fabric. The tie is attached to the neckline at the center back.
Acquisition
1966.55
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
Material
Silk
Lexicon
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
1967.113.9
Description
Bodice made of brown, plain-woven silk accented with two shades of burgundy satin-woven silk. The light, or pinker, shade of satin is attached to the front in the shape of lapels, ruched into U-shaped patches at the top of each sleeve, and made into a short standing collar. The darker, or more purple, shade of satin is pleated at the center front. The bodice opens and the center front and secures with hooks and eyes. The whole is lined with brown cotton and there are open pleats at the center back to accommodate a bustle.
Context
Likely won in Lebanon, New Hampshire
Acquisition
1967.113
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
Material
Silk
Lexicon
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
2013.53.13
Description
Blue silk bodice with long sleeves and decoratively gathered neckline. The silk is printed in white with delicate vines, and a line of floral lace is appliqued along the center front opening. The sleeves are gathered just above the elbows and have tight cuffs. The bodice is lined with cotton, and the lining at the front of the bodice is separate from the show fabric, allowing it to hang loosely. There is a small peplum at the waist.
Acquisition
2013.53
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Bodice
Female
Material
Silk
Made/Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Bodice
Name/Title
Bodice
Entry/Object ID
1969.26.1a-b
Description
Deep blue silk bodice with split sleeves. The bodice has a square neckline and severely pointed waistline. It opens at the center front and secures with hooks and eyes. The sleeves are cut wide and the cuffs are shaped into a surplice design. The sleeve seams, cuffs, and the neckline trimmed with floral-patterned ribbon and blue fringe.
Context
Worn by Catherine Abbott at her marriage to William Chapin on May 15, 1860 in Worcester, Vermont
Acquisition
1969.26
Made/Created
1859-1860
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Relationships
Chapin, Catherine Abbott (1837-1915)
Related 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
Hawley, Paulina
Bonnet
Name/Title
Bonnet
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.1
Description
Quilted bonnet made of cream-colored silk. The bonnet consists of a crown, brim, tail, and ties. The quilting is done in parallel lines diagonal to the front edge.
Acquisition
1959.37
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
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
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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Nelson, Nuel
Related Place
Town
Orange
County
Orange 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
Carlisle, Lilian Baker (1912-2006)
Related 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 tong and secure with lacing through metal eyelets (lace no longer present).
Acquisition
1961.30
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Materials
Leather, Cotton, Metal
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
Lexicon
Relationships
Boy Scouts of America
Related 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
Lexicon
Relationships
Boy Scouts of America
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
Chittenden, Thomas (1730-1797)
Buttons
Name/Title
Buttons
Entry/Object ID
1948.11.3a-f
Description
Lot of buttons and small objects, including: seven ebony buttons inlaid with silver stars; two ebony cufflinks; two shield-shaped lapel buttons; two wooden dome-shaped buttons, miniature metal lantern, three metal military buttons, three wooden lapel buttons, a 5-cent paper grocery chit, and a paper omnibus chit.
Context
Owned by John H. Hurley of Northfield, Vermont. Family history claims Hurley made at least some of the buttons.
Acquisition
1948.11
Made/Created
Artist
Hurley, John Henry (1836-1909)
19th Century
Lexicon
Relationships
Hurley, John Henry (1836-1909)
Related Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Civil War
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
Lexicon
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
Related Place
City
St. Albans City
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related 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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Grand Army of the Republic
Related 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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Cane
Name/Title
Cane
Entry/Object ID
1885.3.1
Description
Oak cane with a curved handle. The bottom end of the can is fitted with a metal tip. There is an embossed metal band encircling where the handle meets the stick.
Context
Made from the keel of "The Congress" flag ship of Benedict Arnold, in his last naval battle with the British on Lake Champlain, Oct. 13, 1776.
Acquisition
1885.3
Made/Created
1776
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Oak
Relationships
Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)
Related Place
Lake
Lake Champlain
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
American Revolutionary War
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
Cap
Name/Title
Cap
Entry/Object ID
1960.173.9
Description
White cotton cap with long lappets. The crown of the cap is round and encircled by a ribbon-edged flounce. There is an unstiffened brim that extends into long lappets, also edged in narrow lace.
Acquisition
1960.173
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Acquisition
1960.104
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
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)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
Gilbert, Katherine Adeline Clement (1838-1921)
Cape
Name/Title
Cape
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.2
Description
Nurse's uniform cape. The exterior of the cape is navy blue wool, and the interior is lined in red wool. The cape opens in the center front, securing over the wearer's chest with two straps that attach on either side to large, brown plastic buttons. The standing collar is embroidered in yellow thread with the letters, "S.V.H." on the either side of the center opening. There is a small pocket on the interior with initial patches reading "M. F. K." A sewn-in nametag reading, "Miss M. Kadas" is attached to the back neckline.
Acquisition
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
Name/Title
Cape
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1278
Description
Voided velvet jacket decorated at the cuffs, hem, and center-front opening with looped chenille fringe. The jacket is lined with brown cotton.
Acquisition
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Female
Made/Created
19th Century
Lexicon
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
Gates, Salinda Smith (1818-1843)
Related Place
Town
Montgomery
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Capelet
Name/Title
Capelet
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1292
Description
Circular black cotton cape printed with green, pink, and yellow leaves. The hem and center front opening are trimmed with black velvet ribbon with green edges. The front closes with a single hook and eye at the center neckline. The cape is lined in brown glazed cotton.
Context
Worn by Ethel Frances Newton DeBrune of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cape
Female
Made/Created
circa 1900
Lexicon
Relationships
DeBrune, Ethel Frances Newton (1881-1963)
Related Place
City
Barre City
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)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Civil War
Cloak
Name/Title
Cloak
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1272
Description
Red and blue plaid wool cloak. The material of the cloak is heavily gathered at the neckline. The neckline in faced in green wool, and there is a loop for hanging. A small over-cape falls from the neck to cover the shoulders that is lined in maroon and cream printed cotton. There is a black velvet collar lined with red, blue and yellow plaid. The neck closes with a hook and eye (hook missing). The side seams have openings for arms that are faced in green wool.
Context
Worn by Bathsheba Walker Goldsbury of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cloak
Female
Material
Wool
Made/Created
circa 1800
Lexicon
Relationships
Goldsbury, Bathsheba Walker (1776-1840)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cloak
Name/Title
Cloak
Entry/Object ID
2013.53.15
Description
Child's cloak of red wool accented with brown satin-woven silk. The cloak is cut in a circle with a split up the center front. The split is decorated with triangles of brown silk that have been quilted through all layers of the cloak. There is an outer caplet decorated with the same quilted triangles at the front edges and brown quilted silk falling collar. The neckline secures with a brown ribbon. Both the cloak and capelet are lined in white cotton.
Acquisition
2013.53
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cloak
Child
Material
Wool
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Clogs
Interpretative Labels
Clogs, 1964.63.62 France Gift of the State of Vermont, 1964 In 1949, the French people shipped 49 boxcars filled with tokens of gratitude for the trainloads of food, clothing, and medicine that the United States had sent in 1947 to assist France's recovery following World War II. The "Merci Train," a response to the "American Friendship Train," arrived in February. There was an antique boxcar full of gifts and messages for each of the 48 states, plus one for Hawaii and the District of Columbia to share. Vermont's boxcar arrived in the state aboard a flatbed car on February 9. It made short stops in Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, and White River Junction on its way to Montpelier. The official welcoming ceremony took place on February 10, and included Governor Ernest W. Gibson Jr. and Count Max de Montalembert, the French vice-consul in Boston. Bermont's boxcar contained hundreds of items--dolls, toys, paintings, crafts, pencil boxes, embroidered collars, wooden puppets, ornamental fans, paintings, vases, trinkets, books, cards, and letters. Some of the artwork was given to the Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont in Burlington, some French books to Middlebury College, and individual items were sent via legislators to towns and libraries throughout the state. The remainder--nearly 200 items--has been in the custody of and stored at the Vermont Historical Society. Pieces from the collection have been displayed twice since they arrived in that boxcar 70 years ago--in the 1950s and in 1988.
Name/Title
Clogs
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.62
Description
A pair of wooden clogs with a leather top sized for a child. They are tied together with a red, white and blue ribbon. The wooden base is shaped to hold a foot with an additional decorative point at the toe carved with chevrons, or a feather pattern. Each leather strap is tooled to show a central medallion with a floral pattern in the center.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Material
Leather
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Merci Train
Related 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
Vermont State Police
Related 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
Vermont State Police
Related 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
Vermont State Police
Related 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
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
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
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
American Red Cross
Related 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
Parsons, Aaron S. (1800-1862)
,
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
1962.1.6
Description
Sheer black coat or dressing gown. The long-sleeved, floor-length garment is made of black net embroidered with an abstract lace design in the skirt. Tucks from the shoulders to the bust create the illusion of strips, and the waist is an inserted horizontal band of black lace.
Acquisition
1962.1
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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
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Coat
Name/Title
Coat
Entry/Object ID
1986.17.1b
Description
Loosely fitted plum-colored silk coat. The coat has a shawl collar and secures at the front hip with two large fabric-covered buttons. The buttons pass through loops that are part of large, appliqued frog designs on the other side of the coat. The collar and sleeve cuffs are decorated with couched embroidery in a floral design. Two front panels extend almost to the hem of the matching dress. The sides of the skirt are left open, and there is a pleated tail at the center back extending from a black silk ribbon. The princess seams at the front and back and covered with black silk ribbon.

The coat has a matching dress, object number 1986.17.1a.
Context
Worn by Emma Minor Mott Brewer in Washington, DC
Acquisition
1986.17
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Female
Made/Created
Seal
circa 1910
Lexicon
Relationships
Brewer, Emma Minor Mott (1851-1924)
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
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
Lexicon
Relationships
Wait, Evelyn Howe
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
Lexicon
Materials
Lace
Relationships
Williamson, Marcia Harding
Related 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
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.
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
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
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
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Dimensions
Materials
Lace
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 Stratton Barnes of Chelsea, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.182
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bone
Relationships
Person or Organization
Barnes, Lucy Brigham Stratton
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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Boston & Maine Railroad
Conductor Hat
Name/Title
Conductor Hat
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.1
Description
Train conductor's hat with silver buttons on either side bearing the initials of the Canadian National Railroad. The crown of the hat is formed of navy-blue felted wool. It has a wide band of black, basket-woven cords, and twisted cords of black or navy silk cross the front of the band, looping around the two silver side buttons. The hat has a round front brim covered and edged in thin leather.
Context
Worn by an employee of the Canadian National Express, which at one time operated within Vermont.
Acquisition
2021.5
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Hat
Male
Material
Wool
Color
Blue
Lexicon
Relationships
Canadian National Railway, Central Vermont Railway
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
Day, Sally Monroe
Related 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
Lexicon
Corset Cover
Name/Title
Corset Cover
Entry/Object ID
1971.29.3a
Description
Padded satin-woven silk corset cover. The piece opens at the front sides and is padded from the bust to the armscyes. The interior is lined with cotton. The front is pleated and fits loosely, away from the internal structure.
Acquisition
1971.29
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Undergarment
Female
Made/Created
circa 1900
Lexicon
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
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
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
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
1993.12.4
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
Blair, Jane (1825-1911)
Related 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)
Related Place
Town
Thetford
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.32
Description
The dress is made of white cotton and lace and has elaborate satin stitch embroidery. The bodice, sleeves and top of two-tier skirt are net. There is detailed embroidery around the abdomen and the bottom of skirt. It has 3/4-length sleeves with tucks at elbow. There are very minute tucks on the bodice, the tops of the sleeves and the upper part of overskirt. The front and the back both have a small v neckline.
Context
Worn by either Ruth Raymond Jones (1895-1982) or Lena Elnora Levey Raymond (1873-1938) in Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.31
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Made/Created
1910-1914
Lexicon
Relationships
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938), Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
,
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1985.11.7
Description
Black lace dress with elbow-length butterfly sleeves and a layered skirt. The hem reaches to the wearer's calf, and the skirt has two tiered layers. The dress is straight cut with a dropped waist.
Acquisition
1985.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Mannequin size 2
Made/Created
1928
Lexicon
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
Wheeler, Cornelia Augusta Corliss (1849-1936)
Related Place
Town
Duxbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related 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
Lexicon
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
Galli, Lena Eva Calcagni (1899-1982)
Related 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
Jackson, Jennie Betsey Knight (1850-1906)
Related 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
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
,
Web Bookmarks, 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
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
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
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Related 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
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Related 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
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Related 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
Goodall, Winona O'Neil (1898-1960)
Related 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
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Related 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
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Related 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
Related 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
Related 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
Gates, Salinda Smith (1818-1843)
Related 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
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
Howe, Calma Frizzell (1772-1854)
Related 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
2014.60.1283
Description
White cotton short-sleeved dress with a V-shaped neckline. The bodice secures at the center front with a large, mother-of-pearl button. The shoulders are padded. The hem and sleeve cuffs are cut into a scalloped pattern. The dress is decorated all over with floral white work embroidery. A label at the back of the neck reads, "Eisenberg and Sons Original.
Acquisition
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
1930-1939
Lexicon
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
Carpenter, Olivia Blodgett (1811-1841)
Related 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
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
Safford, Isabel Jane Williams (1850-1912)
Related 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
1951.13.4
Description
Black silk crepe sleeveless dress. The dress has an ivory lace bertha collar with a pink silk flower pinned to the right shoulder. The center front of the dress is studded with a line of rhinestones down the center, imitating buttons. The waistline is dropped to the hips and is accented with a permanently affixed silk satin ribbon belt with an eye-shaped rhinestone medallion at the center front. The skirt is pleated and falls in a handkerchief hem.
Context
Worn by Mary Josephine Jenkins of Bradford, Vermont, while visiting Florida in 1925.
Acquisition
1951.13
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Cotton
Glass
Made/Created
1925
Lexicon
Relationships
Jenkins, Mary Josephine R. (1872-1968)
,
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
Related 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
Gleason, Catherine Harrington (1843-1885)
Related Place
Town
Richmond
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2005.16.1
Description
Ivory silk crepe dress with a lace collar and sleeves. The dress is straight cut with panels gathered to the hip on either side, and a loose rectangular panel at the center back. The back panel is toped with a large, self-fabric bow, which sits at the hip. The lace collar stretches straight across the neckline, splitting in the back to highlight a short, lace-lined split that ties at the top.
Context
Worn by Edna Reid Suitor at her marriage to Alexander Walker in Barre, Vermont, in 1923.
Acquisition
2005.16
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Crepe
Lace
Material
Made/Created
1923
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Walker, Edna Reid Suitor (1897-1990)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2005.17
Description
White silk crepe dress with a lace yoke and butterfly sleeves. The waist is accented with a wide, permanently attached tie of the same crepe.
Context
Worn Norma Giacomini for her graduation from Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont, 1931
Acquisition
2005.17
Made/Created
Artist
Molinari, Aurilla
1931
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Giacomini, Norma (1914-2010)
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1953.22.4
Description
Three-piece aqua silk dress consisting of a bodice, skirt, and over skirt. The bodice extends below the wearer's waist, with the hem falling into two points at both the front and the back. It opens at the center front and secures with large buttons. The sleeves and hem are trimmed with fringe. The sleeves are made in two parts: a wide oversleeve and lace undersleeves. The skirt has a long train. The overskirt is trimmed in the same fringe as the bodice.
Acquisition
1953.22
Made/Created
1890
Lexicon
Relationships
Towne, Frances Laura Brown (1842-1937)
Related 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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Gray, Margaret (1834-1924)
,
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1981.48.1
Description
Heavy, black and grey striped cotton velvet dress. The dress is one piece and slips on with no fastenings. It has long, slightly curved sleeves and no waistline. The collar and cuffs are appliqued with multicolored floral lace.
Acquisition
1981.48
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
1923-1924
Lexicon
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
Lexicon
Relationships
Day, Lucy Munro Hale (1816-1887)
Related 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
Lexicon
Relationships
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
Lexicon
Relationships
Guernsey, Josephine Pratt (1858-1940)
Related 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
Lexicon
Relationships
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Related 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
Lexicon
Relationships
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Related Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.15
Description
Pink silk chiffon dress with loose fabric drapings at the arms. The dress is straight cut and reaches to the floor or wearer's ankle. The sides are decorated at the front and back with lengths of ivory-colored lace that extends across the front hem. Instead of sleeves, a length of chiffon is attached to the outer edge of the lace above the wearer's arms.
Context
Likely worn by Ruth Raymond Jones of Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.31
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Chiffon
Material
Silk
Made/Created
1920-1929
Lexicon
Relationships
Jones, Ruth Raymond, (1895-1982)
Related Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1982.31.26
Description
White linen dress with elaborate whitework and eyelet embroidery. The dress has a V-shaped neckline with a narrow shawl collar. It secures at the center front with three fabric-covered buttons, and the skirt fastens at the side front with metal snaps. The waistline is accented with an attached ribbon, and both the bodice and skirt are gathered into the waistline. The shoulders and skirt are heavily embroidered with floral whitework embroidery with eyelets at the center of each flower.
Context
Worn by Lena Elnora Levey Raymond in Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.31
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Linen
Made/Created
circa 1915
Lexicon
Relationships
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938)
Related 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
Lexicon
Relationships
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938)
Related 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
Lexicon
Relationships
Raymond, Lena Elnora Levey (1873-1938)
Related 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 (1895-1982) or Lena Elnora Levey Raymond (1873-1938) in Ludlow.
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
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
Related 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
White, Amelia Pearce (1844-1926)
Related 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
Marrs, Esther Indiana Tubbs (1811-1881)
Related Place
Town
Richmond
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
Marrs, Esther Indiana Tubbs (1811-1881)
Related Place
Town
Richmond
County
Chittenden 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
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2005.14.9
Description
White chiffon dress with pastel pink, green, and white floral embroidery at the center front and around the neckline. The white embroidery is on the outer layer of fabric, but the pink and green embroidery is underneath the outer layer of chiffon, giving it a muted appearance. The front bodice is gathered at the shoulders and under the wide, pleated waistband. The waistband is accented with a row of decorative white buttons. The three-quarter-length sleeves are decoratively tucked and have wide lace-edged cuffs.
Context
Worn by Elisa Fornarelli Nicolino Romerio at her marriage to Antonio Nicolino in Montpelier, Vermont, on September 27, 1913.
Acquisition
2005.14
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Chiffon
Material
Silk
Made/Created
1913
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Romerio, Elisa Fornarelli Nicolino (1893-1977)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
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
Related Place
Town
Woodstock
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1196a-c
Description
Dress consisting of a separate bodice and skirt. The fabric is a figured silk woven of pink wefts and blue warps. The ground is held in a plain weave, and a pattern of bellflowers, leaves, and berries or wheat is created with floats. The hem of the bodice, the skirt bustle, and two skirt ruffles are accented with white gauze. The ruffles, hem, and cuff gauze is held in knife pleats.
Context
May have been worn by a member of the Rugg family.
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
19th Century
Lexicon
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
Stevens, Mary Ann Smith
Related 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
Field, Sarah Bayley Cobb (1809-1863)
Related 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
American Red Cross
Related 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
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
,
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1959.40.1
Description
Bright red-purple dress with long train. The bodice has a straight waistline and is trimmed to have a false yolk with black lace. The long sleeves are cut wide and curved. The skirt is gored and attaches to the bodice in gathers. The hem is bound in red wool tape and faced in glazed cotton.
Acquisition
1959.40
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Made/Created
circa 1865
Lexicon
Relationships
Nobel, Mary Gilbert (1894-1987)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2014.60.1277
Description
Floral printed cotton dress with wide, full sleeves. The fabric is printed in a design of large red lilies with sprays of brown, cream, and blue. The bodice is lined with white cotton. The neckline is cut wide, and the the bust is gathered at the center. The bodice secures down the center back with 6 mother-of-pearl buttons.
Context
Worn by Christine Bruce Urquhart of Stuartfield, Scotland
Acquisition
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
circa 1830
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Urquhart, Christine Bruce (1810-1883)
Related Place
Country
Scotland
Continent
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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Cerasoli, Cordelia Dupre (1900-1991)
Related 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
Worn by Madge Rachel Richardson at her marriage to Percy Edward Heald in Chester, Vermont, on September 8, 1909.
Acquisition
2006.23
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Wool
Cotton
Made/Created
1909
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Heald, Madge Rachel Richardson (1885-1937)
Related 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
Lexicon
Materials
Cloth
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1960.49.1a-b
Description
Two-piece cream-colored dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The bodice has a V-shaped neckline and short, puffed sleeves. It secures at the left side with hidden hooks and eyes, and has a pointed waistline. The skirt has a significant, round train accented with pleats and lace. The skirt is lined with glazed cotton.
Acquisition
1960.49
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Lexicon
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Halifax
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Milton
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1960.112.8
Description
Long-sleeved white cotton dress. The dress secures down the center back with buttons. Both the bodice and skirt are gathered into a white waistband that sits at the natural waistline. The bodice has a high neckline, edged with narrow lace. The skirt reaches the wearer's mid-calf. The bodice, skirt, and sleeve cuffs are decorated with whitework embroidery in a daisy and vine pattern.
Context
Likely worn by Jennett Mae Collins Handy of Shelburne, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.112
Made/Created
circa 1915
20th Century
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Handy, Jennett Mae Collins (1891-1980)
Place
Town
Shelburne
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.12.2a-c
Description
Silk and velvet dress suit consisting of a petticoat, an underdress, and a jacket. The brown, velvet jacket has long sleeves and a center front silk damask panel in the same fabric as the skirt of the underdress. The panel opens at the proper left side, securing with metal snaps. The cuffs and collar are the same fabric as the panel, and second of white lace is attached over the damask one. There is a large, diamond-shaped stamp in the interior of the jacket that reads, "English Velvet & Cord Dyers Association Limited / EVD".

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

The petticoat is made of glazed, brown cotton with black silk satin at the hem. There is a rectangular black satin patch at the waistline. The entire suit is hand sewn.
Context
Likely worn by Winona O'Neil Goodall of Plainfield, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.12
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
25" waist
Material
Silk
Cotton
Color
Made/Created
circa 1920
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Goodall, Winona O'Neil (1898-1960)
Related Place
Town
Plainfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.12.5a-b
Description
Twill-woven cotton dress with long sleeves and large, pointed collar. The neckline opens at the center front and secures with a single button at the collar, creating a key-hole opening. The dress opens at the proper left with a 12-inch zipper spanning from beneath the armscye to the hips. There is a matching belt with self-fabric-covered buckle that is held with loops on either side of the waistline. Both the cuffs and the hips are narrow with small, vertical tucks. There are should pads attached to the shoulder seams.
Context
Worn by Winona O'Neil Goodall in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.12
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
circa 1940
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Goodall, Winona O'Neil (1898-1960)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington 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
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Related 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
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2003.12.9a-c
Description
Black satin dress with matching belt and jacket. The dress has short, kimono-cut sleeves and a wide, V-shaped neckline. The dress opens on the proper left side with a 10" zipper. The bust is gathered at the center front, and there is a 5-1/4" inch peplum that connects over the side zipper with three metal snaps. There is a matching black satin jacket with long sleeves and narrow falling collar. It opens up the center front a secures with 6 fabric-covered buttons. There is also a matching belt that sits just above the peplum.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.12
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
12 (30/24/33)
Fabric
Satin
Made/Created
circa 1948
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1260
Description
Maroon dress with 2-tiered skirt. The material is woven in a pattern of large squares on a background of small dots. The bodice is topped with a small yolk, and the center of the neckline is gathered downward. The neckline opens in the center back and secures with 5 satin-covered buttons. The long sleeves are gathered at the shoulder, and the cuffs secure with 4 buttons. The dress has an attached maroon lining that extends beyond the face material at the bottom to form the second skirt tier. There are snaps at the sides of the waist to close a side opening. There is a separate belt with a fabric-covered buckle that sits just below the wearer's waist.
Acquisition
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Small
Made/Created
1915-1922
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1290
Description
Gold-colored silk brocade dress. The bodice has a round, collarless neckline trimmed in self piping. It opens up the center front and secures with hooks and eyes (10). The low-set sleeves are constructed in two parts, with the lower part flaring wide and gathering into the upper sleeves above the wearer's elbows. The seam is trimmed with wide black velvet ribbon, as is the cuff. The skirt is gathered into the bodice. The bodice and the skirt are lined with brown cotton while the sleeves are lined in brown, white, and black plaid cotton.
Acquisition
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Brocade
Material
Silk
Made/Created
circa 1850
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1973.27.4a-b
Description
White nurse's long-sleeved uniform dress or smock with long, wide collar. The dress buttons up the center front with white plastic buttons, hidden beneath a placket, from the upper thigh to the neckline. The waist of the dress is not shaped, but held with a wide belt that runs through belt loops at the sides and secures with two white plastic buttons at the center front. Fullness is added to the hips at either side by gathers just beneath the belt loops. There are two large patch pockets on either side of the hips.
Context
Worn by Ruby Grace Stone, who trained as a nurse in Burlington, Vermont, during WWI.
Acquisition
1973.27
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Lexicon
Relationships
Stone, Ruby Grace (1886-1924)
,
Related Event
World War I
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.4
Description
Grey short-sleeved uniform dress that opens down the center with eight white plastic buttons. The dress has a pointed fall collar of self fabric as well as a white, detachable collar buttoned on the inside of the neckline. There are three pockets on the front: two at the hips and one at the right breast. the breast pocket has a square, white patch with a red embroidered cross. The right sleeve has a round white patch with a red cross in the center and the words, "AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEER" around the edge.
Acquisition
2018.9
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Color
Gray
Made/Created
20th Century
Lexicon
Relationships
American Red Cross
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.5
Description
Long-sleeved grey cotton uniform dress with white detachable collar, cuffs, and epaulets. The dress opens down the center front and secures with eleven white, plastic buttons. There are three front pockets: two on the hips and one on the right breast. The breast pocket has a square white patch with an embroidered red cross. The top of the pocket has a rectangular name tag pinned to it reading "Mrs. Schoppe". Above the nametag is a bar pin showing blue sides with a white center and a red cross. The upper right sleeve has a round white patch with a red cross in the center and the words, "AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEER" around the edge. Beneath the patch are three additional embroidered red patches: two chevrons and a bar. There is a self-fabric belt around the waist that secures at the front with two white plastic buttons.
Context
Worn by Cora Parkhurst Schoppe of Burlington, Vermont, in both military hospitals and Mary Fletcher Hospital. The insignia on the right arm indicates nine years of service.
Acquisition
2018.9
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
20th Century
Lexicon
Relationships
Schoppe, Cora Parkhurst (1891-1977), American Red Cross
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related 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
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
Parsons, Amanda Brink (1809-1889)
Related 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
Tilden, Florence Belle Holden (1875-1962)
Related 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
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Proctor, Mary Sherwood Hedrick (1879-1960)
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Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1962.1.2
Description
Sheer black dress with slightly dropped waist. The bodice is covered with an outer layer of black lace, and has elbow-length sleeves. Silk satin is loosely gathered and tacked around the waistline.
Acquisition
1962.1
Made/Created
1920-1925
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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
Bowles, Helen Mary Worthley (1896-1975)
Related Place
Town
Bradford
County
Orange 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
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Batchelder, Mary Lamson (1796-1881)
Related 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
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Relationships
Thomas, Emily Joslyn (b. 1842)
Related Place
Town
Reading
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1962.43.2
Description
Brown-and-black plaid silk dress. The plain-woven silk is woven into a black-and-brown plaid with prominent black horizontal lines. It is accented with woven vertical stripes of bright blue, red, and green. The bodice of the dress is lightly boned and fitted to the wearer's body with four tucks angled toward the center front. It opens at the center front and secures with hooks and eyes behind a row of black buttons. The dress has a high neckline, curved shoulders, and loosely-cut sleeves that curve slightly near the cuff. The skirt has a slight train and attaches to the bodice with knife pleats. The bottom of the skirt is faced in stiff cotton, and the hem is bound in green wool tape.
Context
Worn by Emily J. Thomas in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
1962.43
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
circa 1865
Lexicon
Relationships
Thomas, Emily Joslyn (b. 1842)
Related Place
Village
Felchville
Town
Reading
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1989.29.3
Description
Grey cotton dress with long sleeves and a slightly dropped waist and floor-length hem. The dress secures at the center front with hooks and eyes beneath four velvet-covered buttons. The waistline, Peter Pan collar, and sleeve cuffs are trimmed in black velvet, and there is a velvet bow at the center front of the waistband. The bodice has three outward-facing tucks and both the bodice and skirt gather into the waistband. The dress has an inner bodice, attached to the outer fabric at the back but not the front, that secures in the center front with seven white glass buttons.
Context
Worn by Lizzie May Emery Parker Clark of Calais, Vermont. Clark worked as a dressmaker, and likely made this dress. She lived to be 106, though she was in her fifties when she wore this dress.
Acquisition
1989.29
Made/Created
1918-1925
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Silk
Relationships
Clark, Lizzie May Emery Parker (1866-1973)
Related Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1966.12.1a-b
Description
Two-piece dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. Both pieces are constructed of cream and light-pink taffeta. The bodice has 3/4-length sleeves decorated at the cuffs with pleats and bows. The hem extend in a circle at the back, decorated with pleats and bow. The bodice opens at the center front and secures with self fabric covered buttons. The collar is decorated with multiple layers of lace. The sleeves and the center front of the bodice are pink and the sides of the bodice and cuff bands are cream.

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

The dress has a matching coat, object number 1986.17.1b.
Context
Worn by Emma Minor Mott Brewer in Washington, DC
Acquisition
1986.17
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
25" waist
Material
Silk
Silver
Glass
Made/Created
Seal
circa 1910
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Brewer, Emma Minor Mott (1851-1924)
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1966.72.9a-b
Description
Two-piece, yellow silk dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The bodice opens at the center front and secures with laces. It has curved, 3/4-length sleeves. The cuffs, shoulders, and collar are decorated with daisy-patterned and palm-leaf-patterned laced. The skirt is made from the same silk and uses the same palm-leaf-patterned lace as an overskirt covering the back. The front hem is accented with pleats of the yellows silk and the back, which falls into a circular train, is finished with piping.
Context
Worn by Lizzie Maria Weeks at her marriage to Charles Lincoln Goss in Brandon, Vermont, Sep. 27, 1882.
Acquisition
1966.72
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Made/Created
1882
Lexicon
Relationships
Goss, Lizzie Maria Weeks (1857-1890)
Related Place
Town
Brandon
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1967.79.1a-b
Description
Two-piece dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The fabric is a plain-woven blue silk printed with small, abstract geometric shapes. The bodice opens up the center front and secures with 15 metal buttons. The sleeves are made in two parts: a tight cuff that reaches nearly to the elbow, and a very loose upper. There is a short standing collar trimmed the lace. The sleeve cuffs are also trimmed in lace and decorated with yellow ribbon. The gored skirt is slightly gathered in a self-fabric waistband. The hem is faced with brown glazed cotton and bound in blue woven tape.
Context
Worn by a member of the Waterman family of Fairlee, Vermont
Acquisition
1967.79
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Cotton
Metal
Made/Created
circa 1900
Lexicon
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1963.60.3a-b
Description
Two-piece printed cotton dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The fabric is printed with a closely repeating design of tan flowers and vines on a green gown. The Bodice has long sleeves and opens up the center front with a row of white buttons. It has a high collar and pointed hem, and the show fabric is gathered at the shoulder seams and falls in gathers to the center waist. The skirt is gathered to a narrow waistbands. The hem is faced with brown glazed cotton.
Context
Worn by Phoebe Celley Towne of Waterbury Center, Vermont.
Acquisition
1963.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
circa 1870
Lexicon
Relationships
Towne, Phoebe Celley (b. 1813)
Related Place
Town
Waterbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1963.62.2a
Description
Fawn or pale green dress with full sleeves. The bodice is fitted at the waistline with fullness added at the bustline via pleats at the shoulder seam. There is a false Henley opening at the center front. The wide waistband is set slightly higher than the wearer's natural waist, and is accented by a separate wide belt in self fabric. The sleeves are cut very full until near the wearer's wrist, at which point they are tightly fitted. The fullness is worked into the armscye with knife pleats oriented toward the front. The cuffs are slit, allowing a portion of the sleeve to cover the wearer's hand, and the cuffs are accented by a self-fabric strap. The full skirt attaches to the bodice with wide knife pleats oriented toward the center front. The dress has a matching pelerine.
Context
Worn by Caroline Betsy Weaver of Plymouth, Vermont
Acquisition
1963.62
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
circa 1830
Lexicon
Relationships
Mason, Caroline Betsy Weaver (1807-1841)
Related Place
Town
Plymouth
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Interpretative Labels
Inaugural Gown, 1985 Worn by Governor Madeleine M. Kunin (1933 - ) Burlington, VT Velvet and chiffon fabric with crystal accents Gift of Governor Madeleine M. Kunin, 2020.5.1a-c When she was elected governor in November 1984, Kunin became the first woman in Vermont’s history to hold the state’s highest political office. On January 11, 1985, she was officially sworn in as governor, and that evening attended an inaugural ball in her honor. For the first time, it was the governor who wore a gown to dance at inauguration, not the first lady. This gown was designed and handmade by Lucy Strelcyzk of Essex Junction, Vermont. She and Kunin worked together on the design, which is deliberately reminiscent of Kunin’s Swiss heritage, and the gown was custom-fit for the new governor. This gown is the only one of the three that was worn a second time: Kunin brought it to Washington, D.C., and wore it to a reception at the White House to meet President Ronald Reagan.
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2020.5.1a-c
Description
Burgundy velvet dress with overskirt and shawl. The dress features a slightly dropped waist and puffed upper sleeves, reminiscent of mutton-chop sleeves. The bodice is decorated with two applique vines in pink chiffon, accentuated with clear crystals. The cuffs of the long sleeves are decorated with the same pink chiffon held in a pleated ruffle.

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

The shawl consists of a long rectangle of the same burgundy velvet as the dress and skirt, lined with the same pink chiffon used to decorate the bodice.
Context
Worn by Governor Madeleine Kunin, the first female governor of Vermont, to her first Inaugural Ball on January 11, 1985.
Acquisition
2020.5
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
2
Fabric
Velvet
Material
Polyester
Made/Created
Artist
Lucia Pilc Strelczyk
Attribution
Attributed to
1985
Relationships
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
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Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2011.61a-b
Description
Two-piece dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. Both are made from lightweight white cotton printed with an abstract pattern of a paisley-type swirl surrounded by sprigs of small berries or flowers (visually similar to dill) and two rose buds. The bodice opens at the center front and secures with hooks and eyes. It has a small, pointed yolk at the top, and the shirt front attaches to the yolk with a raised ruffle. The bodice is shaped to the wearer through gathers at the center front. The sleeves have long cuffs and are puffed at the top. The full skirt is gathered to a waistband and decorated with three horizontal tucks near the hem.
Context
Found in the attic of a house in Moretown, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.61
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
22" waist
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
1865-1875
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Moretown
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1968.25.4
Description
Blue cotton dress printed with small white floral vines forming narrow vertical stripes. The bodice comes to a point at the center front and is shaped with six darts. It opens at the center front and secures with hooks and eyes. The sleeves are cut wide and do not narrow into a cuff. The skirt is gathered into the bodice.
Context
Likely worn by a member of the Jones family of Waitsfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1968.25
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
circa 1850
Lexicon
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Waitsfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1968.25.5
Description
Green silk georgette dress with long sleeves and a handkerchief hem. The dress has an attached green satin slip with a white lace yoke that comes to a point at the center front. There is a narrow, self-fabric bow at the left front hip. The skirt is two layers, both gathered to the diagonally slanted waistline. There are seven vertical pin tucks at the center back neckline.
Context
Worn by a member of the Jones family of Waitsfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1968.25
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Georgette
Material
Silk
Made/Created
1927-1930
Lexicon
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Waitsfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2015.2.3a-b
Description
Teal and black brocade dress and separate overskirt. The fabric is woven in a closely repeated pattern of black medallions with a teal quatrefoil in the center on teal ground. The dress has long, curved sleeves with no cuffs. The bodice secures up the center front. The waistline sits either at the wearer's natural waist or just above. The bodice is decorated with several green and black rosettes placed in a U-shape from the shoulders across the bust. There is a very slight train at the hem of the skirt, and the hem is faced with glazed cotton. The handwritten tag "Mrs. Eben Sutton" is stitched into the back of the bodice lining. The overskirt is made from the same fabric of the dress and is gathered at the back and held with a large bow lined in black netting.
Context
Said to have been owned by Ruth Chamberlin Sutton (1886-1978), owner of the dry goods store "The Old Bee Hive" in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.2
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
27" waist
Fabric
Brocade
Material
Silk
Made/Created
1860-1870
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Sutton, Ruth Chamberlin (1886-1978)
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2015.2.4
Description
Floral printed dress trimmed with brown and blue fringed ribbon. The fabric is printed in an all-over pattern of brown flowers with brightly-colored centers (pink, green, blue, and yellow). The bodice opens down the center front and secures with hooks and eyes. The sleeves are constructed in two parts with an outer bell sleeve attached at the elbow. The skirt attaches to the bodice with cartridge pleats and there is a very slight train. The hem is faced with glazed cotton.
Context
Said to have been owned by Ruth Chamberlin Sutton (1886-1978), owner of the dry goods store "The Old Bee Hive" in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.2
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
22" waist
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
1850-1860
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Sutton, Ruth Chamberlin (1886-1978)
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2015.2.6
Description
Black silk dressing gown. The silk is printed in white with ovals created from smaller circles. The long sleeves and high collar are trimmed with black silk and black-and-tan plaid silk. The gown opens at the center front and buttons all the way to the floor, but only the top seven buttons are functional. There is a train. The gown is lined in brown glazed cotton, and the hem is bound with narrow black tape.
Context
Said to have been owned by Ruth Chamberlin Sutton (1886-1978), owner of the dry goods store "The Old Bee Hive" in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.2
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Made/Created
1900-1909
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Sutton, Ruth Chamberlin (1886-1978)
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1968.25.42
Description
Black satin-woven silk dress. The dress has long sleeves as is constructed in one piece to appear to be several layers: an outer dress, a vest, and an underdress. The outer layer has a shawl collar that extends to the waistline, which sits near the wearer's natural waist. There are two colorfully printed floral bands between the two black layers. The neckline has white lace in a V-shaped surplice.
Context
Worn by a member of the Jones family of Waitsfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1968.25
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
1918-1922
Lexicon
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Waitsfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1968.25.67
Description
Black silk taffeta housedress or dressing gown. The dress has a V-shaped neckline and secures in the center front with hooks and eyes. The long sleeves has white organza cuffs embroidered with black and white dots.
Context
Worn by a member of the Jones family of Waitsfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1968.25
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
26" waist
Fabric
Taffeta
Material
Silk
Made/Created
circa 1910
Lexicon
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Waitsfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1970.16.17a-b
Description
Two-piece dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The jacket-style bodice buttons up the center front with large, fabric-covered buttons. It has three-quarter-length sleeves that fold up to show silk satin cuffs, and a surplice peplum. There is a wide, pointed falling collar that starts at the shoulders and extends across the back neckline. There is a blue rope belt permanently secured at the waist with two frog attachments at either side of the center opening. Two lengths of rope hang from the left side, ending in tassels. The skirt has short bone stays around the waist. The front panel is decoratively draped into the left side seam with two tucks near the waist and a buttoned swag near the knee.
Acquisition
1970.16
Made/Created
1908-1910
Lexicon
Materials
Silk
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1971.24.1
Description
Blue chiffon short-sleeved dress with olive-green taffeta lining. The collar and waistline are trimmed with black velvet, and there is a violet silk rose on the waistline from which hangs a length of velvet trimmed in pompoms. At the center bodice and on the skirt, the lining is appliqued with printed pink roses and green flowers. The shoulder are accented with wide sections of ivory lace beneath draped blue chiffon, gathered to two blue silk flowers just above the waist.
Context
Worn by Zepherine Ellen Towne Shaffer
Acquisition
1971.24
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Made/Created
1911
Lexicon
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1969.8.4a-c
Description
Two piece dress of semi-sheer cotton consisting of a blouse or jacket and a skirt. The fabric is woven in a pattern of window-pane checks and thick vertical stripes. It opens at the center front and secures with 15 white buttons. It has a separate collar or necktie. The 3/4-length sleeves are trimmed at the cuffs with self fabric, as are the hems of both the blouse and skirt. The bottom half of the skirt is trimmed with four self fabric flounces.
Context
Made and worn by Sara Baird Blair in Waitsfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1969.8
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
Artist
Blair, Sarah Minerva Baird (1845-1922)
circa 1870
Lexicon
Relationships
Blair, Sarah Minerva Baird (1845-1922)
Related Place
Town
Waitsfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1969.14.3a-b
Description
Two-piece dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The bodice is constructed of a plain-woven silk with a brown plaid design. It opens up the center front and secures with 14 carved shell buttons. The 3/4-length sleeves are curved at the elbow, and the cuffs are decorated with piping and pleated brown silk. There is a brown silk belt (backed with buckram) across only the front of the bodice, permanently attached at the side seams and securing at the center front with three hooks and eyes. The hem line is extended in a U-shape at the center back. The skirt is constructed in two parts: an overskirt of the same plaid silk, and a plain brown underskirt of the same fabric as the belt and cuffs. The over skirt is gathered into a bustle or swags.
Context
Worn by a member of the Bigelow family of Stowe, Vermont
Acquisition
1969.14
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Shell
Cotton
Made/Created
1880
Lexicon
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Stowe
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1969.14.8
Description
Brown cotton dress. The fabric is in a faux ikat or faux knitted design of horizontal stripes in various shades of brown. The sleeves are set low in the should and gathered into the armscye. The bodice opens at the center front and secures closed with 8 velvet-covered buttons. The skirt attaches to the bodice with knife pleats.
Context
Worn by a member of the Bigelow family of Stowe, Vermont
Acquisition
1969.14
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Calico
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
1860-1870
Lexicon
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Stowe
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1969.14.14
Description
Brown and rust striped dress made of very heavy brushed cotton. The fabric is printed in gradient stripes of cream and rust. The stripes are accented by an all-over design of faux-ikat paisley elements. The sleeves are set very low in the shoulders and formed in two part, connecting with a line of black piping. They are cut very full around the elbows. The cuffs and the collar are trimmed in lace: the collar is machine made lace and the cuffs are eyelet.
Context
Worn by a member of the Bigelow family of Stowe, Vermont
Acquisition
1969.14
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Made/Created
circa 1860
Lexicon
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Stowe
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1971.50.1a-b
Description
Two-piece dress consisting of a bodice and skirt. The bodice is styled to look like a jacket over a blouse. The "jacket" is made of very dark purple velvet and secures at the center front waist with 6 buttons. Rows of false buttonholes with permanently affixed buttons continue up either side of the false opening to the narrow falling collar. The "blouse" in the center is cream-colored silk. The bodice has long sleeves that are slightly full at the top and taper to the cuff and a pointed hem with a sparrows tail back.

The skirt is made of layers of cream-colored silk damask and dark purple velvet. The velvet visually acts as an overskirt, covering the back of the skirt. The floral damask shows at the front of the skirt and around the hem. The hem is further accented with layers of damask pleats, lace, and pleated mesh. There is a long train.
Context
Made for Sarah Salome-Fish Clement of Rutland, Vermont, while on vacation in Italy.
Acquisition
1971.50
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Material
Silk
Made/Created
1884
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Clement, Sarah Salome-Fish (1832-1906)
Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1919.2
Description
Long-sleeved black silk dress. The bodice opens down the center front and secures closed with large, acorn-shaped buttons. There is a narrow fall collar, and the front of the bodice is decoration with two triangular tucks oriented toward the center front waistline. The sleeves end in piped, stitched-down cuffs, and the sleeves are slightly curved inward. The skirt attaches to the bodice with wide pleats, and two wide tucks run along the bottom.
Context
Worn by Clarinda Stearns of Williston, Vermont
Acquisition
1919.2
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Taffeta
Material
Silk
Made/Created
circa 1860
Lexicon
Relationships
Stearns, Clarinda
Related Place
Town
Williston
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dressing Gown
Name/Title
Dressing Gown
Entry/Object ID
1977.14
Description
Paisley wool dressing gown. The gown opens down the center front and secures with 13 velvet-covered buttons. The bodice seams, cuffs, and two front pockets are accented with black velvet ribbon. The hem is cut into a rounded train that is faced with glazed cotton.
Context
Worn by Rosetta Hadlock Fowler of North Troy, Vermont
Acquisition
1977.14
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Female
Material
Wool
Lexicon
Relationships
Fowler, Rosetta Hadlock (1866-1946)
Related Place
Village
North Troy
Town
Troy
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dressing Gown
Name/Title
Dressing Gown
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1267
Description
One-piece dressing gown of red-printed wool. The print alternates between multicolored vertical stripes and red-on-red flowers. The sleeves are cut low in the shoulder. The is a slight train.
Context
Possibly owned by Mary Carswell of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Gown
Female
Made/Created
circa 1870
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Smith, Ethel Carswell (1875-1958), Carswell, Mary (1851-1936)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dressing Gown
Name/Title
Dressing Gown
Entry/Object ID
1963.62.1
Description
Brown-and-white striped dressing gown trimmed at the center opening, collar, cuffs, and hem with floral-printed red cotton tape. The waistline is gathered beginning at the front sides and stretching all the way around back. The gown is lined in a brown-and-white checked fabric of the same shades as the outside fabric.
Context
Worn by a member of the Mason family in Plymouth, Vermont
Acquisition
1963.62
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Robe
Female
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
1870
Lexicon
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Plymouth
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dressing Gown
Name/Title
Dressing Gown
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1273
Description
Paisley wool dressing gown trimmed with green velvet ribbon. The gown opens at the center front with green buttons. The bodice is lined with cotton calico. There is a train.
Context
Owned by Clara Wood of Barre, Vermont. The gown was meant to be part of her wedding trousseau, but she died one month before her wedding.
Acquisition
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Gown
Female
Material
Wool
Cotton
Silk
Made/Created
1869
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Wood, Clara H. (1851-1870)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dressing Gown
Name/Title
Dressing Gown
Entry/Object ID
1969.8.3
Description
Dressing gown of white cotton printed with an all-over repeating pattern of leaves. The gown opens down the center front and secures with white buttons. The hem and cuffs are fancifully cut in tab and bound with red cotton, as is a pocket set into the side seam of the skirt. The skirt is tacked up in several places, giving it a bustled or draped effect.
Context
Made and worn by Sarah Baird Blair in Waitsfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1969.8
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Calico
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
circa 1870
Lexicon
Relationships
Blair, Sarah Minerva Baird (1845-1922)
Related Place
Town
Waitsfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Face Shield
Name/Title
Face Shield
Entry/Object ID
2021.18.6
Description
Rectangular piece of clear, flexible plastic with a blue label across the top illustrating how to wear the face shield. At the back of the label is a pad consisting of five blocks of soft blue foam and a white elastic strap attached to either side of the shield with plastic rivets. The shield is within a sealed plastic pouch.
Context
Issued to frontline workers administering COVID-19 vaccines at the Champlain Valley Expo Center in Essex Junction, Vermont
Acquisition
2021.18
Made/Created
INTCO Medical Industries, Inc.
2021
Lexicon
Materials
Plastic, Elastic
Relationships
Related Place
Village
Essex Junction
Town
Essex
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Covid-19 Pandemic
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1946.15.5
Description
Sandalwood brisé hand fan. The fan is composed of 20 pierced wood ribs held together with a small metal dowel at the bottom and a blue silk ribbon near the top.
Context
Said to have been owned by James Richardson in Weathersfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1946.15
Lexicon
Dimensions
Closed
Materials
Sandalwood
Relationships
Richardson, James
Related Place
Town
Weathersfield
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1946.15.6
Description
Hand fan with sandalwood ribs and a hand-painted paper leaf. The leaf is painted with a design of several women in a gondola. Grapes and leaves are painted in gold around the upper edge.
Context
Owned by James Richardson in Weathersfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1946.15
Lexicon
Dimensions
Closed
Materials
Sandalwood
Relationships
Richardson, James
Related Place
Town
Weathersfield
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1946.15.7
Description
Hand fan with pierced ivory ribs and a paper leaf. The paper is printed with three cartouches showing rococo figures in gardens. The scenes are surrounded by scrollwork printed in gold.
Acquisition
1946.15
Dimensions
Closed
Materials
Paper
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1946.15.8
Description
Hand fan consisting of pierced ivory ribs with a paper leaf. The leaf is printed with a central design of three rococo figures in a garden within a rectangular frame. It is flanked by two rectangular segments printed in gold with flowers and a bird. The cartouches are surrounded by a design of floral vines printed in gold.
Acquisition
1946.15
Lexicon
Dimensions
Closed
Materials
Brass
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1949.8.2
Description
Round, white feather fan on a long stick handle.
Context
Owned by Augusta Aikens Dudley
Acquisition
1949.8
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Feather
Relationships
Dudley, Augusta Aikens (1821-1913)
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1953.6.4
Description
Large, flat hand fan made of brown turkey feathers. The shafts of the feathers are sandwiched between two layers of leather, creating a handhold. A strip of leather is strung through and decorative plaited around the shafts above the leather, holding them in order.
Acquisition
1953.6
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Fabric, Feather
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1954.1.15
Description
White silk folding with white sticks. The leaf is painted with white flowers.
Context
Purchased in Asia by George Dewey as a souvenir for one of his family members
Acquisition
1954.1
Dimensions
Materials
Cloth, Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1954.1.16
Description
Silk folding fan with black sticks decorated in gold. The leave is painted with naturalistic pansies and irises.
Context
Purchased in Asia by George Dewey as a souvenir for one of his family members
Acquisition
1954.1
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Fabric
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1954.1.17
Description
Large white silk folding fan with white sticks. The leaf is painted with a bouquet of pink roses.
Context
Purchased in Asia by George Dewey as a souvenir for one of his family members
Acquisition
1954.1
Dimensions
Materials
Ivory
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1954.1.14
Description
Black folding fan with silk leaf and wide sticks.
Context
Purchased in Asia by George Dewey as a souvenir for one of his family members
Acquisition
1954.1
Dimensions
Materials
Fabric, Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1954.1.11
Description
Paper folding fan painted with a scenic design featuring a pagoda arch with several robed figures walking through it. The sticks are painted with a floral design, and there is a white tassel hanging from the hinge.
Context
Purchased in Asia by George Dewey as a souvenir for one of his family members
Acquisition
1954.1
Made/Created
1903
Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1954.1.10
Description
Paper folding fan painted in silver and light purple in a floral design. The decoratively shaped sticks are painted white with a silver design.
Context
Purchased in Asia by George Dewey as a souvenir for one of his family members
Acquisition
1954.1
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1954.1.13
Description
Paper folding fan with brisé sticks. The paper is painted with a Spanish bullfighting scene.
Context
Purchased in Asia by George Dewey as a souvenir for one of his family members
Acquisition
1954.1
Dimensions
Materials
Fabric
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1954.1.8
Description
Small folding fan, hinged in middle so that it could be carried easily. The black sticks have a floral design. The paper top is black edged, having floral design on one side, larger flowers on the other. There is a white tassel attached to handle.
Context
Purchased in Asia by George Dewey as a souvenir for one of his family members
Acquisition
1954.1
Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.12
Description
Small folding fan with wide brisé sticks and a short silk leaf. The leaf is painted in gold with dots forming a floral vine and decorated with sequins.
Acquisition
1954.15
Made/Created
1898
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.13
Description
Black silk folding fan with intricately pierce-carved brisé sticks. The leaf is decorated with gold sequins. There is a black silk tassel attached to the hinge point.
Acquisition
1954.15
Made/Created
1898
Dimensions
Materials
Silk
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.14
Description
Black sheer silk folding fan with tortoiseshell sticks. The leaf is decorated with black sequins.
Acquisition
1954.15
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.15
Description
White lace fan with ivory sticks. The lace is decorated with silver sequins and painted flowers.
Acquisition
1954.15
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.9
Description
Large, sheer silk fan with silver-painted wooden sticks. The leaf is painted with a design of white and pink flowers.
Acquisition
1954.15
Dimensions
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.10
Description
White fan with white carved spokes. Delicately painted sheer fabric top with lace edge. Long white ribbon streamers tied to handle.

White sheer silk folding fan with white sticks. The leaf is painted with a floral pattern and edged in lace. There is a long white ribbon attached to the hinge point.
Acquisition
1954.15
Dimensions
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.62
Description
Black fan with wooden sticks and individual silk leaves. The sticks are pierced carved (brisé).
Acquisition
1957.25
Lexicon
Materials
Wood, Fabric
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.92
Description
Silk hand fan with ivory sticks. The leaf is decorated with blue and white flowers.
Acquisition
1957.25
Materials
Ivory, Silk
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.93
Description
Black hand fan with silk leaf and black painted wood sticks. The leaf is painted with white flowers, and the artists name is printed near the center of the leaf: "H. Bullay".
Acquisition
1957.25
Materials
Silk, Wood
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.94
Description
Black sheer silk fan with black sticks. The fan is decorated with black sequins.
Acquisition
1957.25
Materials
Cotton, Metal, Wood
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1958.40.19
Description
Folding fan with a red paper leaf and black sticks. The leaf is decorated with silver and gold Asiatic elements.
Acquisition
1958.40
Made/Created
1890-1910
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Paper, Wood
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1959.31.1
Description
Folding hand fan with large pink feathers attached to celluloid sticks. The celluloid is cream colored and decorated with piece carving in a four-petaled flower motif. The feathers are dyed ostrich feathers.
Context
Owned by Florence Day Briggs in Brandon, Vermont
Acquisition
1959.31
Made/Created
1905-1915
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Celluloid, Feather
Relationships
Briggs, Florence Day (1884-1974)
Related Place
Town
Brandon
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1959.40.7
Description
Folding hand fan with paper leaves and bone sticks. The leaves are made from silver paper stamp-cut into a doily pattern and painted with blue, green, pink, and white to emphasize the floral pattern of the stamp. There is a white tassel attached to the bottom of the fan.
Context
Owned by Jane Gilbert
Acquisition
1959.40
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (Closed)
Materials
Bone, Paper, Metal
Relationships
Gilbert, Jane
Related Place
Town
Tinmouth
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1960.22.10
Description
Silk hand fan with carved ivory sticks. When expanded, the carving shows a cartouche surrounded by swirls. The white silk leaf is decorated with painted floral spray containing daisies, forget-me-nots and rose buds. There is a white ribbon tied to the hande.
Acquisition
1960.22
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ivory, Silk
Relationships
Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1960.45
Description
Folding hand fan with a burgundy silk leaf and burgundy-painted wooden sticks. There is a silk ribbon attached to the base.
Context
Given as a gift to Grace Helen Chaffee Smith by a Mr. Goodrich. He purposely chose red because he was a student at Harvard.
Acquisition
1960.45
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (closed)
Materials
Silk, Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
Smith, Grace Helen Chaffee (1877-1971)
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1960.125.4
Description
Folding hand fan with ivory sticks and a silk leaf. The sticks are decoratively pierce carved with two quatrefoils and a central oval with flowers. The leaf is painted with flowers and a bird.
Acquisition
1960.125
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (closed)
Materials
Silk, Ivory
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1960.125.3
Description
Folding hand fan with wooden sticks and a paper leaf. The white paper leaf is painted with six United States flags along the top. The two center flags are crossed. The stick on one end is decorated with a length of string wrapped around posts, similar to nautical decorations.
Acquisition
1960.125
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (closed)
Materials
Paper, Bamboo
Fan
Interpretative Labels
Fan, 1858 Niagara Falls, New York Feathers, birch, porcupine quill This unusual artifact, at least to present day observers, seems barbaric. When it was made in the 1850s it was a souvenir. What we know about it is written in pencil on the lid of its custom-made box. The inscription reads, "bought at Niagara Falls 1858 by Mrs. Wm. Billings. Made by the Indians. Presented to Blanch C. Fisher, Randolph, Vt. by Mrs. Wm Billings Jan 22 1910 as a birthday present". Who were Mrs. William Billings and Blanch Fisher? At present we don't know. The quillwork and birch bark handle is of a type made by the indigenous peoples of the Northeastern part of North America (In particular New York or Canada). Pieces like this, as well as boxes and baskets, would have been sold at Niagara Falls, a popular tourist attraction even in the 1850s.
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1958.2a-c
Description
Round feather fan with a taxidermy Oriole in the center. The fan is ringed in pink feathers with white feathers in the center. A full bird sits in the center with black and yellow feathers, its wings outstretched. The stick handle is covered in leather embroidered with either feather tines or porcupine quills. The fan has a custom-shaped birchwood box.
Context
Purchased as a souvenir of Niagara Falls by Mrs. Wm. Billings.
Acquisition
1958.2
Made/Created
1858
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Birch, Porcupine Quill
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Randolph
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Fichu
Name/Title
Fichu
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.12
Description
Plain-woven linen triangular fichu. It is hemmed on two sides; the other side is a selvedge.
Acquisition
1957.25
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Dimensions
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Colors
White
Weft Materials
Materials
Linen
Gown
Name/Title
Gown
Entry/Object ID
1941.6
Description
Pink plain-woven silk dress with long sleeves. The bodice has an upper yolk, trimmed at the bottom with two rows of piping. The bottom of the yolk is shaped into a curved V, outline the shape of the wearer's breasts. The high waistline is formed by a drawstring directly beneath the wearer's breasts. The loose sleeves terminate with two gathered line, forming a wide cuff, with a ruffle trimmed in silk that would cover most of the wearer's hands. The dress opens at the center back and secures closed with a drawstring at the raised waistline and two buttons on the neck yolk. There is a pink satin ribbon attached to the side seams at the waist line that tie together over the closure tie.
Context
Purportedly worn by Mrs. John Mattocks of Peacham, VT, for the inaugural reception of her husband, Gov. John Mattocks in 1843.
Acquisition
1941.6
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Fabric
Taffeta
Material
Silk
Color
Pink
Made/Created
1843
Lexicon
Relationships
Mattocks, Esther Newell (1792-1844), Mattocks, John (1777-1847)
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Gym Bag
Name/Title
Gym Bag
Entry/Object ID
2011.39.4
Description
Burgundy leather zippered gym bag with white piping along the seams and white plastic hinged handles. One side is printed with the word "SPAULDING" and has a white tag holder between the handle attachments. The bottom has four rounded metal feet.
Context
Owned by Joy Bagley McNeil as a student at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.39
Made/Created
1952-1956
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Masonite, Metal, Leather
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Gym Uniform
Name/Title
Gym Uniform
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1261
Description
Sleeveless burgundy jumper dress. The dress has a yolk top with a square-cut neckline. The lower part of the dress attaches to the yolk in wide box pleats. There is a separate sash for tying the waist. The garment would have been worn over a shirt.
Context
Gym uniform worn at the Goddard School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Child Medium
Made/Created
1920-1930
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Goddard College
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Gym Uniform
Name/Title
Gym Uniform
Entry/Object ID
1995.2a-b
Description
Gym uniform consisting of a tunic top and bloomer-style pants, both made of tan cotton edged in black cotton tape. The tunic has long sleeves and reached to below the wearer's knees. The neckline is square and accented at the corners with triangular cutouts, each with mother-of-pearl buttons at the top corners. The tunic is cut straight, but the waist can be fitted with black cotton ties on either side.

The pants, or bloomers, have an elastic waistband (now permanently stretched), and elastic cuffs. The elastic cuffs are accented with black cotton tape and a loop of fabric creates a ruffle beneath the casing.
Context
Worn by Emily Kelsey Grow Steele at the Eureka School in Springfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1995.2
Made/Created
1890-1895
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Steele, Emilie Kelsey Grow (1881-1979)
Related Place
Town
Springfield
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Gym Uniform
Name/Title
Gym Uniform
Entry/Object ID
2011.24.4
Description
White ribbed-cotton one-piece gym uniform. The suit opens up the center front a secures with 7 white buttons. There are short, cap sleeves and loosely fitted shorts. The waistline has belt loops on either side. There is a small pocket at the left breast.
Context
Worn by Katharine Eckly Dopp at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.24
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Suit
Female
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
Arnold Constable & Company
1924-1928
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
University of Vermont, Dopp, Katharine Eckley (1907-1999)
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Halter Top
Name/Title
Halter Top
Entry/Object ID
2003.12.11
Description
Magenta crepe-woven rayon halter blouse with 7 decorative covered buttons down the center front. The garment has an open back and secures behind the neck with snaps and at the waist with a tie. The waistband has three bones or stays.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.12
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Blouse
Female
Fabric
Crepe
Material
Rayon
Made/Created
circa 1940
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Handkerchief
Name/Title
Handkerchief
Entry/Object ID
1993.26.2
Description
Red cotton handkerchief or scarf. The scarf is printed with a white, Greek key border. There are two white circles in the middle. The circle on the left is printed with a bust portrait of a bearded man wearing a suit facing to the right. The image is labeled, "JAMES A GARFIELD REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT". The circle on the right is printed with a bust portrait of a man with a mustache and very long mutton chops. The image is labeled, "CHESTER A. ARTHUR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR VICE PRESIDENT." Stamped at the top right corner is the label, "COCHRANE'S TURKEY RED".
Context
Owned by Jonathan Nothrup of Fairfield, Vermont, who babysat Chester Arthur as a child.
Acquisition
1993.26
Made/Created
1880-1881
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Arthur, Chester Alan (1830-1886), Garfield, James Abram (1831-1881)
Related Place
Town
Fairfield
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Haori
Name/Title
Haori
Entry/Object ID
2012.38.3
Description
Black and beige patterned men's haori kimono. The outer is a grey silk with a subtle woven pattern. The lining is constructed of strips of pattern-woven silks in greens and blues. The garment is T shaped, with the arms extending to match the length of the body. It opens down the center front, and the opening is bound in a strip of self fabric. There is a very wide hem, extending to approximately the wearer's waist.
Context
Owned by Drs. David and Michiko Fukuda in Barre, VT
Acquisition
2012.38
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Haori
Male
Material
Silk
Made/Created
1967
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Fukuda, David Minoru (1921-2006), Fukuda, Michiko Nakamura (1922-1993)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Hard Hat
Name/Title
Hard Hat
Entry/Object ID
1998.17
Description
White hard hat. The hat is made of molded plastic, with strapping lines running front to back, and a narrow brim. A green "label maker" sticker runs across the front brim that reads, "GOVERNOR DEANE C. DAVIS". Above that sticker was a sticker for Green Up Day, now missing. The hat is signed all over in grease pencil.
Context
Worn by Gov. Deane Davis at the first Green Up Day.
Acquisition
1998.17
Made/Created
1970
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Davis, Deane C. (1900-1990)
Event
Green Up Day
Hat
Name/Title
Hat
Entry/Object ID
1937.10.3
Description
Round brimmed straw hat with a flat crown. The hat is made of flat-woven lengths of straw that are machine sewn together with hand tacking. The brim is 4-inches wide and has sever rows of straw. The top of the crown measures 6 inches with some variation. The crown is decorated with bunches of narrow, shaved-wood streamers curled and gathered to resemble feathers or flowers in pink and natural. The hat is unlined.
Acquisition
1937.10
Made/Created
circa 1900
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Materials
Straw, Wood
Hat
Name/Title
Hat
Entry/Object ID
1953.22.7
Description
Natural color straw hat with green large ribbon bow on top, covering most of the crown. The left front has a cluster of red silk flowers. The rim is faced with dark red silk, shirred in two rows around the edge.
Acquisition
1953.22
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Materials
Straw, Silk, Ribbon
Hat
Name/Title
Hat
Entry/Object ID
1960.104.2
Description
Small black straw hat with a high crown and curled brim. The brim encircles the entire crown, remaining the same width all the way around, but laying flat at the front and turning upward around the sides and back. The base of the crown is trimmed with two horizontal black velvet ribbons, wrapped around the entire crown. There is a large, black velvet bow on one side, with the loops held in high points by wire. The interior is lined with black glazed cotton, gathered around a string at the top. There is a white tag printed with the number 4.
Acquisition
1960.104
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Materials
Straw, Silk, Cotton
Hat
Name/Title
Hat
Entry/Object ID
1961.30.5
Description
Black velvet hat trimmed with ribbon and ostrich feathers. The velvet is gathered and twisted onto a structured based to resemble a turban. The interior is lined with black glazed cotton gathered to the center.
Acquisition
1961.30
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Materials
Silk, Feather, Cotton
Hat
Name/Title
Hat
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.151
Description
Straw woven circle, perhaps a hat, with embroidered shafts of wheat.
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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Dimensions
Materials
Straw
Hat
Name/Title
Hat
Entry/Object ID
2020.26.1
Description
Shiny green cardboard top hat with oval label reading "VERMONT'S 66TH KAKE WALK". The hat tapers toward the top and has a round brim. The label is attached to the center front of the hat, flaring away from the hat at the sides. The words are white on a green ground, and are covered in silver glitter.
Context
UVM Kake Walk was a popular annual fraternity fundraising event in which participants dressed and performed in blackface.
Excerpt of Kake Walk history from https://vtcynic.com/enterprise/kake-walk-a-look-back/

"For 73 years, UVM fraternity members danced in blackface and satin tuxedos during the longest running winter carnival in the country.
At its peak in the 1960s, this event, known as the Kake Walk, was held twice over a February weekend in the Patrick Gym in order to fit all 8,000 spectators, according to ticket sales reports.
The concept of the Kake Walk originated with slaves on northern plantations who performed in outrageous ways for their owners. The “most comical” slave won a piece of cake, sociologist James Loewen stated in the book “The University of Vermont: The First 200 Years.”
Kake Walk began in 1893 to replace a canceled military ball at a time when Jim Crow laws were rampant and minstrel shows were becoming more popular in Vermont, Loewen wrote."
Kake Walk ended in 1969.
Acquisition
2020.26
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Hat
Unisex
Material
Cardboard
Made/Created
1963
Lexicon
Relationships
University of Vermont
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Headband
Interpretative Labels
Beaded Headband, 1917-1919 Frances Stockwell Lovell (1897-1980) Rockingham, Vermont Glass beads, silk Given in Memory of Frances Stockwell Lovell, #2001.27.2 Camp Hokomoko was a small, exclusive girls camp on the shores of Lake Morey in Fairlee, Vermont. Though only in business as a summer camp for about ten years, the property was converted into a summer home whose owners regularly hosted reunions of the “Hokomoko Girls.”
Name/Title
Headband
Entry/Object ID
2001.27.2
Description
Beaded headband. The main portion of the headband is loom beaded, then mounted on a red ribbon. The beaded portion has the inscription, "HOKOMOKO", in red flanked by two 6-pointed stars on a white ground.
Context
Worn by Frances Stockwell Lovell at Camp Hokomoko in Fairlee, Vermont.
Acquisition
2001.27
Made/Created
Lovell, Frances Stockwell
1917-1919
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Beads, Ribbon
Relationships
Stockwell, Frances
Related Place
Camp
Camp Hokomoko
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Headdress
Name/Title
Headdress
Entry/Object ID
2017.3.13
Description
Loom-beaded head band. The band is made of tiny glass beads woven into a design of feathers, chevrons, and Xs in purple, white, and black. The beaded strip is stitched onto a leather backing, which is stretched thin at either end to make ties.
Context
This was Abenaki chief Homer St. Francis' first head dress.
Acquisition
2017.3
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Headdress
Material
Leather
Sewing Stitch Type
Whipstitch
Made/Created
circa 1950
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
St. Francis, Homer (1935-2001)
Place
Town
Swanton
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Helmet
Name/Title
Helmet
Entry/Object ID
2021.12.1
Description
Leather helmet with the words, "LOU'S AUTO SERVICE 7" hand painted at the center front. The helmet covers the head and ears, leaving the face free. The crown is green leather with a cross of brown leather straps. It is bordered in brown leather, including the ears. The interior is lightly padded with brown leather and strapping. The center back has a red oval sticker with the white letters, "STP".
Context
Leather football helmet used by Lou Lyon of Northfield, Vermont, to race at the Dog River Speedway in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
2021.12
Made/Created
circa 1950
Lexicon
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Lyon, Lou
Related Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Helmet
Name/Title
Helmet
Entry/Object ID
1960.15
Description
Leather fire helmet. The crown of the helmet is not reinforced, so is soft. It is painted with red paisley shapes representing flames. The helmet has a stiff, wide brim that is wider in the back than the front. The back is painted in gold with the word, "LUDLOW.", surrounded by red painted decorations.
Context
Used in Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.15
Made/Created
Lexicon
Materials
Leather
Housecoat
Name/Title
Housecoat
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1262
Description
Paisley housecoat with long sleeves. The sleeves are gathered along one seam to create a permanent curved effect. The coat is quilted out of multiple layers of fabric and thin layer of cotton batting.
Context
Worn by Clark Holden of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Male
Large
Made/Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Relationships
Holden, Clark (1834-1909)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
1985.11.9
Description
Black lace jacket with three-quarter length sleeves. The jacket opens up the center front and there are no closures. The lace is woven in a floral design.
Acquisition
1985.11
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Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.91
Description
Blue plaid wool jacket with wide, black waistband. The jacket has thick shoulder pads. It closes with a center front surplice, securing at the bottom center with a large, black button. There are two fake pockets at either breast edged with black piping and with black triangles appliqued on either side.
Context
Worn by Jean Louise Goodall Balham of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.16
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Female
Made/Created
1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2003.69.1
Description
Purple chamois jacket with yellow chamois falling collar, cuffs, and hem. The jacket opens up the center front and secures with 6 purple buttons. The width of the hip line adjusts with two straps placed at either side through metal D rings. The back of the jacket is appliqued with the inscription "DANIELS CHUNK & COAL FURNACES ROCKING MILK CHEST SAM DANIELS MFG. CO. HARDWICK VT." in yellow chamois.
Context
Worn as a basketball uniform by a team either consisting of Sam Daniels Mfg. Co. employees or sponsored by Same Daniels Mfg. Co. of Hardwick, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.69
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
40
Fabric
Chamois
Material
Leather
Made/Created
GoldSmith Athletic Goods
1930
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Daniels, Sam (1875-1950), Sam Daniels Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Related Place
Town
Hardwick
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
1967.78.3
Description
Loose-fitting morning jacket of grey wool with a grey satin center panel, giving the jacket a layered look. The center panel has four knife pleats, pointed toward the center front, and a pointed falling collar. The sleeves are slightly belled at the cuffs and faced with satin in order to be turned up in folded cuffs. There is a long, silk cord around the waist that terminates with three pompoms on either end. It is held at the waist with thread belt loops at the sides (one now missing).
Acquisition
1967.78
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Female
Material
Wool
Lexicon
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2001.11.1a
Description
Silver lamé jacket with purple collar, lapels, and lining. The jacket opens down the center front and secures with 4 silver-toned buttons. The jacket has long tails in the back.
Context
Worn by Roy Nicholson during the 1969 UVM Kake Walk, an annual fundraising performance in which fraternities performed in black face. Roy and his partner were the only performers to wear no makeup that year.
Acquisition
2001.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
Fabric
Lamé
Material
Polyester
Color
Silver
Made/Created
1969
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
University of Vermont, Nicholson, Roy
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Kake Walk
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2009.41.1a
Description
Green wool jack with black lining. The jacket has a standing collar and shoulder caps, both trimmed with gold braid. There are gold braid epaulets on either shoulder. The jacket opens in the center front and secures with eight diamond-shaped pewter buttons decorated with a thistle. The sleeves end in sewn-down cuff decorated with gold trim and three matching pewter buttons. There are two-tiered peplum flaps (Inverness flaps) attached to the hem decorated to match the sleeve cuffs. The bottom layer of the flaps on the front of the jacket hide pockets. Sewn to the right back bottom flap is the maker's label: "J. D. MACKAY/ 15th and Passyunk Ave., Phila. and/ 309 W. 42nd St., New York" and written in ink: "(Mr.) Frank Chalmers/ (Date) April 1920"
Context
Owned by Frank Chalmers, Jr. of Barre, Vermont, and later John L. Black, Jr. of Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
2009.41
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
Made/Created
J. D. Mackay
circa 1920
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Black, John L. (1934-2008), Chalmers, Francis, Jr. (1893-1985)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
1959.18.3
Description
Grey silk cape-style jacket. The jacket fits very loosely with the sleeves sewn to the body from the armscye to the hem. The cuffs and hem are decorated with chenille fringe. The jacket opens at the center front and secures with a hook and eye at the neckline.
Context
Worn by Lottie E. Smith of Standish, ME, at her marriage to Edward F. Willey of Newmarket, NH, in Concord, VT, June 12, 1882.
Acquisition
1959.18
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Female
Made/Created
1882
Lexicon
Relationships
Frye, Lottie E. Smith (1865-1949)
Related Place
Town
Concord
County
Essex County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2003.12.1
Description
Navy blue crepe-woven rayon with gold machine embroidery in an abstract, shooting star design. The blouse has a wide, pointed falling collar and wide neckline opening. It secures closed at the center front hem with three large, fabric-covered buttons. The extra fabric from the surplice secures at the hem with a metal snap. A maker's tag reads, "The Opera".
Context
Worn by Winona O'Neil of Plainfield, VT, at her wedding to Frederick Goodall, September 29, 1923.
Acquisition
2003.12
Made/Created
1923
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Goodall, Winona O'Neil (1898-1960)
Related Place
Town
Plainfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2005.37.3
Description
Black-and-white striped long sleeve jacket. The jacket secures at the center front with seven black plastic buttons. It has a short, knit black-and-white collar with matching striped bands at the cuffs and hem. There are two slit pockets at the front waistline. The jackets is lined with white rayon. There is white top-stitching at the should, side, and sleeve seams as well as the opening edges and around the pockets.
Context
Worn by Henry Augustoni of Montpelier, Vermont, while refereeing basketball games for high school and college students.
Acquisition
2005.37
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
Large
Material
Polyester
Rayon
Plastic
Made/Created
1965-1975
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Augustoni, Henry L. (1926-2001)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2010.59.3
Description
Blue denim jacket. The jacket secures up the center front with 6 metal buttons. There are two "hand warmer" pockets at the side waistline and two breast pockets that secure with pointed flaps and metal buttons. There is a small red tag attached to the left breast pocket that reads, "LEVI". Each button is molded with the inscription, "LEVI STRAUSS & CO SF CAL". The center back neckline has a leather tag that reads, "Levi Strauss & Co. San Francisco, Cal. Trade Mark Since 1850 Size M".
Context
Worn by Timothy Harding in Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
2010.59
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
Medium
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
Levi Strauss & Co.
1985-1995
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Harding, Timothy J. (b. 1974)
Related Place
Town
Barre Town
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1280
Description
Navy blue wool police uniform jacket. The jacket closes at the center front with 4 metal buttons. There are four pockets on the front, each of which secures with a metal button and flap. There is a navy blue shield-shaped patch on the upper left sleeves that reads "Barre Police Vt" in yellow. There is a silver-toned shield-shaped pin on the left breast that reads, "P.A.L. 30 Barre, Vermont". [Police Athletic League]
Context
Issued to employees of the Barre City Police.
Acquisition
2014.60
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
Made/Created
Service Uniform Company Inc.
1960-1980
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2015.47.1
Description
Blue nylon windbreaker jacket. The jacket is lined in black fleece and has knitted cuffs. It opens down the center front and secures with 5 snaps. The hem tightens with a drawstring. The left breast has a printed insignia of a man in a large cowboy hat leaning on a cane in front of a lyre surrounded by the inscription "BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BAND". The right breast is embroidered with the name Paul. A large tag at the back neckline reads, "ID IDENTITY APPAREL MACMILLAN WARD, INC. NEW LONDON, OHIO 44851".
Context
Worn by Paul Carnahan as a member of Brattleboro Union High School Band in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Acquisition
2015.47
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Unisex
38
Material
Nylon
Made/Created
Macmillan Ward, Inc.
1974-1977
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Brattleboro Union High School, Carnahan, Paul A.
Related Place
Town
Brattleboro
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
1965.41.1
Description
Linen jacket or blouse. The garment has 3/4-length sleeves, and secures down the center front with 12 black buttons. It has a short, standing collar. The hem and the cuffs are trimmed with black-embroidered eyelet lace.
Context
Worn by Katherine Brown Kenfield in Hyde Park, Vermont
Acquisition
1965.41
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Female
Material
Linen
Made/Created
circa 1870
Lexicon
Relationships
Kenfield, Katherine Brown (1853-1932)
Related Place
Town
Hyde Park
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2016.33.1
Description
Man's deerskin jacket with six antler buttons down the center front. The front placket with the buttonholes is trimmed with thin strips of hide braided into a rope-like trim on either side of the placket. Deerskin braided fringe is attached to each shoulder and the back yoke. Each sleeve has a gusset at the wrist, inserted into the sleeve's seam. The sleeves are laced into the bodice with a narrow strip of deer hide. The hem is curved with side slits. The jacket is unlined. There is no maker's label.
Context
Made by Gregory D. Whitehead of Charleston, Vermont.
Acquisition
2016.33
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
Material
Leather
Made/Created
Artist
Whitehead, Gregory David (b. 1951)
1960-1975
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Jersey
Name/Title
Jersey
Entry/Object ID
2011.1.11
Description
Green and white reversible sports jersey. The jersey consists of two layers of tricot, one green and one white, stitched together and the neck and armscyes. Both layers are printed with the words, "GREEN MOUNTAIN BASKETBALL" (yellow on green / green on white).
Context
Issued to the basketball team at Green Mountain Union High School in Chester, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.1
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
2XL
Fabric
Jersey
Material
Nylon
Made/Created
Don Alleson, Athletic Apparel Manufacturers
1995
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Green Mountain Union High School
Related Place
Town
Chester
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Jumpsuit
Name/Title
Jumpsuit
Entry/Object ID
1999.6
Description
Sleeveless full-body suit. The jumpsuit looks like a dress, but the legs are split into wide pants. The fabric is printed with a swirled navy blue-and-white pattern. There is a navy blue band at the empire waistline and a navy blue neckband. The waistband has a bow at the center back. The jumpsuit closes with a zipper up the center back. A tag inside the garment reads, "Custom Made Especially for you by Win Frantz".
Context
Made by Winifred Bach Frenz, a well-known clothes maker, in Woodford, Vermont.
Acquisition
1999.6
Made/Created
Artist
Frantz, Winifred B. (1919-2005)
1970-1980
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Polyester
Kilt
Name/Title
Kilt
Entry/Object ID
2009.41.1b
Description
Green, blue, and yellow plaid wool kilt. The kilt wraps around and has a straight front and pleated back. Once wrapped, the kilt secures with 3.5-inch wool tabs that attach to buckles, as well as a 4-inch safety pin on the right opening. There are non-structural buttons around the waist. The interior of the waistline is partially faced with blue-and-white striped cotton fabric. There a maker's label for J. D. Mackay sewn into the left hem.
Context
Owned by Frank Chalmers, Jr. of Barre, Vermont, and later John L. Black, Jr. of Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
2009.41
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Skirt
Male
Made/Created
J. D. Mackay
circa 1920
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Black, John L. (1934-2008), Chalmers, Francis, Jr. (1893-1985)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Kimono Robe
Name/Title
Kimono Robe
Entry/Object ID
2020.31.3
Description
Pink silk kimono-style house robe. The lower half of the wide sleeves are disconnected from the body of the garment. The hem is reinforced with a roll of stuffed silk. The whole is decorated with heavy embroidery of pink flowers on long stems, and butterflies.
Context
Worn by Mary Hedrick Procter (1878-1960), wife of Governor Redfield Proctor, in Proctor, VT.
Acquisition
2020.31
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Robe
Female
Material
Silk
All embroidery uses 2-ply thread
Made/Created
1920-1930
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Proctor, Mary Sherwood Hedrick (1879-1960)
,
Ku Klux Klan Hood
Interpretative Labels
KKK Hood, 1924-26 Found in East Montpelier Cotton Gift of Paul and Corylinn Flanders, #1993.16 By the time Ku Klux Klan activity took off in Vermont, the national KKK organization had become a money-making corporation. Often, KKK outfits, including the hoods, were either sold or rented by the national organization to local chapters at some profit. The hood displayed here, was machine-made with a specialized backing meant to hold the desired shape.
Name/Title
Ku Klux Klan Hood
Entry/Object ID
1993.16.1a-c
Description
White pointed hood with holes cut out for the wearer's eyes. The top of the hood rises into a point, the shape of which is reinforced on the inside with a white buckram insert. The eye holes are finished with a small machine-made zigzag stitch. The hood was accompanied with a small length of narrow rope or cording, likely used for another part of the uniform.
Context
Hood worn by a member of the KKK in Montpelier, VT.
Acquisition
1993.16
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Fabric
Plain Weave
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Made/Created
circa 1925
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Ku Klux Klan
Place
Town
East Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Laboratory Coat
Name/Title
Laboratory Coat
Entry/Object ID
2012.23.11
Description
White cotton lab coat. The coat has long sleeves, extends to the wearer's knee, and is unlined. There are three pockets on the front: one at the left breast, and two on the hips. The coat buttons down the center from and has folded lapels. On the left upper sleeve is a circular patch with the blue inscription, "MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL OF VERMONT" surrounding a yellow caduceus and the initials "MCH".
Context
Worn at the UVM Medical Center Hospital in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2012.23
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Unisex
36
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
Fashion Seal
1978-1979
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
University of Vermont
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Mittens
Name/Title
Mittens
Entry/Object ID
1990.41.1a-b
Description
Tufted mittens with a design of a flower tree on the top center. The mittens are tufted primarily with white wool yarn, but the cuffs are decorated in a band of flowers, and the mittens are sprigged throughout in black and red. The lining is knitted. The tufting creates a cut pile about 3/8th-inch high.
Context
Worn by a member of the Rich family of Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
1990.41
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Gloves
Unisex
Made/Created
1924
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Neckerchief
Name/Title
Neckerchief
Entry/Object ID
2011.1.83
Description
Yellow triangular neckerchief printed at the center point with an orange fleur-de-lis with three boys in boy scout uniforms (two playing drums and one a fife) and the dates 1776 and 1976. Around the image are the inscriptions, "U.S.A. BICENTENNIAL" and "GREEN MOUNTAIN COUNCIL".
Acquisition
2011.1
Made/Created
1976
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Nylon
Relationships
Boy Scouts of America
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Nurse's Cap
Name/Title
Nurse's Cap
Entry/Object ID
1973.27.4c
Description
Handkerchief-style white nurse's cap. The cap is formed by buttoning three corners together. The front edge of the cap folds back to form a brim and is starched in place. There is a red cross embroidered at the center front.
Context
Worn by Ruby Grace Stone, who trained as a nurse in Burlington, Vermont, during WWI.
Acquisition
1973.27
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Hat
Female
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
circa 1920
Lexicon
Relationships
Stone, Ruby Grace (1886-1924)
,
Related Event
World War I
Nurse's Cap
Name/Title
Nurse's Cap
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.6
Description
Light blue nurse's cap with a white brim. The cap consists of W-shaped piece of blue fabric, three corners of which secure together with a white plastic button, forming the crown. The side between the two unattached corners has a white strip that folds back on the exterior, creating a brim or cuff. At the center of the brim is a square white patch with an embroidered red cross.
Context
Worn by Cora Parkhurst Schoppe of Burlington, Vermont, in both military hospitals and Mary Fletcher Hospital. The insignia on the right arm indicates nine years of service.
Acquisition
2018.9
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Hat
Female
Material
Cotton
Lexicon
Relationships
Schoppe, Cora Parkhurst (1891-1977), American Red Cross
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
World War II
Ornamental Comb
Name/Title
Ornamental Comb
Entry/Object ID
1941.17a-b
Description
Decorative tortoiseshell hair comb in original box. The comb has a rectangular band at the top, bent into a U shape, with long, pointed tines extending from one side. The box is semi-circular to match the shape of the comb, with a lid on one end. It is covered in gold marbled paper.
Context
Owned by Juliet Granville Jewett Hubbard Clarke in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1941.17
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tortoiseshell
Relationships
Person or Organization
Clarke, Juliet Granville Jewett Hubbard Clarke (1794-1832)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ornamental Comb
Name/Title
Ornamental Comb
Entry/Object ID
1953.31.4
Description
Decorative hair comb with a linked chain design. Five of the links are carved as one with the rest of the comb; four of the links are loose, inserted through the stationery links. There are seven slightly curved tines.
Acquisition
1953.31
Lexicon
Materials
Tortoiseshell
Ornamental Comb
Name/Title
Ornamental Comb
Entry/Object ID
1954.1.1
Description
Semi-circular tortoiseshell comb. The comb has 22 long tines. The upper band is plain.
Context
Worn by Mary Perrin Dewey
Acquisition
1954.1
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tortoiseshell
Relationships
Dewey, Mary Perrin
Ornamental Comb
Name/Title
Ornamental Comb
Entry/Object ID
1958.40.23
Description
Tortoiseshell ornamental hair comb with pierce-carved ridge.
Acquisition
1958.40
Made/Created
1890-1910
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Tortoiseshell
Ornamental Comb
Name/Title
Ornamental Comb
Entry/Object ID
1958.40.24
Description
Tortoiseshell hair comb with five line tines. The top is engraved and painted with a floral design accented with gems.
Acquisition
1958.40
Made/Created
1890-1910
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Tortoiseshell
Ornamental Comb
Name/Title
Ornamental Comb
Entry/Object ID
1958.43.4
Description
Semi-circular tortoiseshell comb. The comb has 24 long tines. The upper band is painted with semi-transparent paint in shades of brown in a floral pattern.
Context
Worn by Eliza Bemis Follette in Townshend, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.43
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tortoiseshell
Relationships
Person or Organization
Follette, Eliza B.
Place
Town
Townshend
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ornamental Comb
Name/Title
Ornamental Comb
Entry/Object ID
1960.22.1
Description
Large tortoiseshell comb. The comb is curved into a arc and has long teeth.
Context
Worn at the Promenade Concert Centennial Celebration of the settlement of Rutland, October 2-5, 1870.
Acquisition
1960.22
Made/Created
circa 1870
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tortoiseshell
Relationships
Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Outfit
Name/Title
Outfit
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.58
Description
Pink knit baby doll outfit that includes a cap with ribbon ties and white yarn design, a sweater with a ribbon tie at the neck and the white design on the sleeves and lower part of the sweater, a plain pink onsie with bib top and straps that attach with buttons, two thumbless mitts with drawstrings and the white design, and two booties with drawstrings and white design at ankles. The note says "M8", "Un bebe bretonet son trousseau costum plougastel" and then something undetermined in parentheses.
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
Materials
Yarn, Buttons, Ribbon
Overcoat
Name/Title
Overcoat
Entry/Object ID
1947.6.12
Description
Full-length navy overcoat. The heavy wool overcoat opens down the center front, and has a circular flap from the neckline to the elbow. Instead of sleeves, the coat has side slits that open beneath the upper flap. The wide falling collar is black velvet.
Context
Worn by Capt. John Barrett of Grafton, VT to deliver the State of Vermont's electoral votes to Washington DC during the 1840 election of William Henry Harrison.
Acquisition
1947.6
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Overcoat
Male
Material
Wool
Made/Created
circa 1840
Lexicon
Relationships
Barrett, John (1776-1856)
Related Place
Town
Grafton
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Overdress
Name/Title
Overdress
Entry/Object ID
1985.11.8
Description
White lace overdress with short kimono-cut sleeves. The dress is straight cut. There is a two-tiered skirt that begins at the wearer's mid-thigh. There are two white strips of lace down the front, woven with a flora design.
Acquisition
1985.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
Mannequin size 2
Lexicon
Pantalette Cuffs
Name/Title
Pantalette Cuffs
Entry/Object ID
1961.22.2a-c
Description
White cotton pantalette cuffs, or leglets. Each cuff is decorated with eyelet embroidering and a bound scalloped hem. They are gathered into upper bands with buttonholes to secure them to the pantalettes.
Acquisition
1961.22
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Pantalettes
Name/Title
Pantalettes
Entry/Object ID
1953.18.30a-b
Description
White cotton pantalettes with scalloped edges and eyelet embroidery.
Context
Worn by Ella Day in Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
1953.18
Made/Created
circa 1860
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Day, Ella
Related Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pants
Name/Title
Pants
Entry/Object ID
1996.6
Description
Grey and black checked wool pants. The pants have a center front fly that secures with 5 black buttons. There are 6 additional white buttons on the inside of the waistband for attaching suspenders. There are 6 belt loops around the outside of the waistband. The hem of each leg has a 1-1/2" wide cuff. A paper label (now detached) reads, "JOHNSON PANTS WARRANTED ALL WOOL JOHNSON WOOLEN MILLS, Inc. Lot 12270 34 31".
Context
Made by Johnson Woolen Mills in Johnson, Vermont
Acquisition
1996.6
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Pants
Male
34" waist; 31" inseam
Material
Wool
Made/Created
Johnson Woolen Mills, Inc.
circa 1935
Lexicon
Pants
Name/Title
Pants
Entry/Object ID
1973.53.1
Description
Black wool pants with white piping along the side seams. The pants have a short strap at the center back for adjusting the fit. There are six black buttons around the waistline for attaching suspenders. The pants have a center front fly that secures with metal buttons stamped, "J. P. Patterson & Co. NY).
Context
Worn by the coachman of Gen. William Wells of Waterbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1973.53
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Pants
Male
Material
Wool
Cotton
Metal
Made/Created
circa 1870
Lexicon
Relationships
Wells, William (1837-1892)
,
Pants
Name/Title
Pants
Entry/Object ID
2001.11.1d
Description
Purple satin pants with white elastic waistband and 12-inch side zipper. The pants are unlined, and the seam allowances are pinked. The side opening secures above the zipper with a hook and eye.
Context
Worn by Roy Nicholson during the 1969 UVM Kake Walk, an annual fundraising performance in which fraternities performed in black face. Roy and his partner were the only performers to wear no makeup that year.
Acquisition
2001.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Pants
Male
34
Made/Created
1969
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
University of Vermont, Nicholson, Roy
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Kake Walk
Parka
Name/Title
Parka
Entry/Object ID
1994.30.2
Description
Red nylon ski parka with red, green, white floral tape trim on front and back, near the neck. The neckline zips open to mid-chest, creating a high collar when closed. There is an attached hood. There is a small, zippered pouch on the center front at the bustline. The right sleeve bears a shield-shaped patch with an image of a skier and the inscription, "USEASA 1955 JUNIOR". The cuffs of the sleeves encase elastic. The bottom of the coat is hemmed, but does not encase elastic. A tag at the neck reads, "Lot 1488".
Context
Worn by Elizabeth Nuquist Raby as a member of the Burlington High School Ski Club, 1955.
Acquisition
1994.30
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Unisex
Material
Nylon
Made/Created
1955
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Burlington High School, United States Eastern Amateur Ski Association
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pelerine
Name/Title
Pelerine
Entry/Object ID
1963.62.2b
Description
Cream or pale green pelerine with lace collar. The short cape opens at the center front and has no clasps to secure it closed. The hem extends downward dramatically at the center front. There is a wide fall collar of self fabric, and a multi-layered ruffle of lace netting around the neckline and front opening (left side). The pelerine is lined and stiffened with heavily starched buckram gauze.
Context
Worn by Caroline Betsy Weaver of Plymouth, Vermont
Acquisition
1963.62
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Cape
Female
Made/Created
circa 1830
Lexicon
Relationships
Mason, Caroline Betsy Weaver (1807-1841)
Related Place
Town
Plymouth
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Petticoat
Name/Title
Petticoat
Entry/Object ID
1960.106.4
Description
White cotton petticoat. The skirt is gathered to a narrow waistband that secures in the center back with a button. There is an 8-inch wide flounce at the bottom of the petticoat, edged in 3-1/3-inch wide crocheted lace in a grape pattern. Above the flounce are 11 horizontal tucks of the same width, and one larger tuck (at the top).
Context
Worn by a member of the Hobart family
Acquisition
1960.106
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Petticoat
Female
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Made/Created
1870-1890
Lexicon
Petticoat
Name/Title
Petticoat
Entry/Object ID
1993.14.2
Description
Blue, white, and pink plaid silk quilted petticoat. The skirt is lined with brown printed cotton in a small-scale floral pattern. The petticoat is pleated onto a cotton waistband. Most of the skirt is quilted in a diamond pattern, with a wide panel along the hem quilted in triangular sections of diagonal lines. The hem is bound in black velvet.
Context
Worn by Marion Gilfillan of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
1993.14
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Skirt
Female
29" waist
Material
Silk
Cotton
Wool
Made/Created
1820-1830
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Blair, Marion Gilfillan (1803-1861)
Related Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pinafore
Name/Title
Pinafore
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.9
Description
Light blue pinafore apron. The upper portion of the apron covers there wearer's front and back torso, buttoning up the center back with 6 white, plastic buttons grouped into pairs. It has a square neckline and open sides. There is a round pin attached to the center front neckline that reads, "American Red Cross Volunteer". The lower half of the apron is formed of a fabric rectangle gathered at the top into a waistband. There are two large pockets on the front of the skirt. The bottom hem has been lowered from its original length and hand hemmed.
Acquisition
2018.9
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Pinafore
Female
Fabric
Denim
Material
Cotton
Color
Blue
Made/Created
1941-1945
Lexicon
Relationships
American Red Cross
Related Event
World War II
Pinafore
Name/Title
Pinafore
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.7
Description
Blue-and-white striped cotton pinafore. The pinafore opens down the center back to below the waistband, securing with three brown plastic buttons. The upper half covers the front and back of the wearer's torso, but is open on the sides. It has a square neckline. The skirt is formed from a rectangle of fabric gathered into the waistband.
Acquisition
2018.9
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Pinafore
Female
Material
Cotton
Color
Blue
Made/Created
1950-1960
Lexicon
Relationships
American Red Cross
Pocket
Name/Title
Pocket
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.16
Description
Large pocket decorated with blue wool crewelwork embroidery in two shades. The embroidered design shows a large carnation at the base and curvilinear vines up the sides with flowers and leaves. The pocket has a slit in the center front with bound edges. There are remnants of a heart-shaped patch at the base of the opening. The top is edged with blue-and-white checked fabric, and there is woven tape extending from both top corners.
Acquisition
1959.37
Made/Created
1790
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen, Cotton, Wool
Polo Shirt
Name/Title
Polo Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2004.62.7
Description
Dark green polo shirt printed at the left breast with the words, "GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS STATES / FOUNDED 1938" in a circle around a map outline of the state of Vermont with the American Legion logo over it. The word "STAFF" is at the bottom of the image. The shirt has short sleeves and a narrow falling collar. The neckline opens at the center front and the short placket
Context
Green Mountain Boys State is an annual, weeklong citizenship training session for the high school boys in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.62
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
XL
Fabric
Jersey
Material
Cotton
Polyester
Sewing Stitch Type
Made/Created
Fruit of the Loom
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Green Mountain Boys State, American Legion Department of Vermont
Related Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Poncho
Name/Title
Poncho
Entry/Object ID
1996.41.2
Description
Wool poncho. The outer fabric is grey wool (woven), and the entire poncho is lined with red-and-black buffalo plaid wool. The poncho is constructed as a rectangle, with the front and back connected only at the shoulders. The shoulders are slightly shaped. The edges are bound with narrow, black wool tape. As originally constructed, the outer and inner layers are only connected at the edges, but later patches and repairs go through all layers, causing some of the fabric to have become misaligned.
Context
Commissioned by Stowe Mountain Resort for wearing on the chair lift.
Acquisition
1996.41
Made/Created
Johnson Woolen Mills, Inc.
1950-1960
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Stowe Mountain Resort
Related Place
Town
Stowe
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Poncho
Name/Title
Poncho
Entry/Object ID
1996.41.1
Description
Wool poncho. The outer fabric is black wool (woven), and the entire poncho is lined with red-and-black hound's tooth wool. The poncho is constructed as a rectangle, with the front and back connected only at the shoulders. The shoulders are slightly shaped. The edges are bound with narrow, black wool tape, and the outer and inner layers are only connected at the edges. There is a large tag at the center back neckline that reads, "HUNTING TOSS SPORT CLOTHES JOHNSON MADE BY JOHNSON WOOLEN MILLS, INC. DRY CLEAN ONLY".
Context
Made by Johnson Woolen Mills, Inc. in Johnson, Vermont, for Stowe Mountain Resort to be worn on the chair lift.
Acquisition
1996.41
Made/Created
Johnson Woolen Mills, Inc.
1950-1960
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Stowe Mountain Resort
Related Place
Town
Stowe
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pouch
Interpretative Labels
Bead-Work Pouch, 19th Century Innu (Montagnais) Nitassinan Silk, linen, glass beads Gift of Frederick M. Wiseman, #2017.3.8.2 This bead-work pouch was created by an Innu craftsman to hold a French medallion offered in trade at some point after 1643. The Innu inhabit Nitassin (Our Land), an unceded area on the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the Canadian-defined provinces of Quebec and Labrador. The Innu share a related language and allied with neighbors the Atikamekw, Maliseet, and Algonquin peoples, including the Abenaki. Samuel de Champlain interacted extensively with the Innu and established Quebec City within Nitassin. Innu guides directed him throughout much of travels, including the trip to what is now called Lake Champlain where he helped defeat an Iroquois war party at Ticonderoga. This pouch, and the medallion it contained, made its way to an Abenaki family and represents the interplay of various indigenous cultures as well as with French "habitants."
Name/Title
Pouch
Entry/Object ID
2017.3.8b
Description
Small pouch with long, beaded strap and beaded decoration. The strap is loom beaded with tiny glass beads in green, red, pink, and blue in a repeating geometric pattern. The pouch is constructed of black silk velvet over heavy linen or cotton. Remnants of a green ribbon are around the edge, where it once was bound. The center front of the pouch is decorated with a stylized flower made of tiny glass beads in white, red, blue, green, and yellow. The center back of the pouch is decorated with a leaf or fleur-de-lis made of tiny glass beads in green, blue, and red.
Context
This pouch was made to hold a Louis XIV medallion (2017.3.8.1) by Abenaki or Innu people.
Acquisition
2017.3
Made/Created
19th Century
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen, Silk, Beads, Ribbon
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Chester
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Purse
Name/Title
Purse
Entry/Object ID
1924.7
Description
Small purse made of loom-woven glass seed beads. The beads form a pastoral design showing two sheep, a deer, a shepherdess, and a shepherd in a yard by a house. The bottom has a floral border on red ground and is edged with looped fringe in blue and red beads. The purse closes uses a drawstring at the top.
Context
Made by Sophronia Hale in Westford, Vermont about 1835.
Acquisition
1924.7
Made/Created
Artist
Hale, Sophronia
1835
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Materials
Metal, Glass
Purse
Name/Title
Purse
Entry/Object ID
1960.64
Description
Envelope-style pocketbook, decorated with flame stitch in red (3 shades), pink (3 shades), green (3 shades), black, and white. The pocketbook secures closed with a long pieces of blue wool tape that wraps around it, connecting to the center of the top flap with a short piece of green wool tape. The sides are enclosed with green wool, and the interior is divided into two compartments. A small piece of paper folded to enclose powder or tablets was found inside. The contents of the paper is no longer present.
Acquisition
1960.64
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Purse
Name/Title
Purse
Entry/Object ID
1960.185
Description
Small purse made of glass seed beads woven on cotton string. The beads form a floral pattern of roses, with gothic arches above and a floral band below. There is a beaded tassel at the bottom and black crocheted lace at the top. It is lined with green silk in a floral damask.
Context
Owned by Sarah Dolloff Frost of Sutton, Vermont. Said to have been a wedding present.
Acquisition
1960.185
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Materials
Glass, Silk, Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Frost, Sarah J Dolloff (1828-1863)
Place
City
Sutton
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Purse
Name/Title
Purse
Entry/Object ID
1974.2.4
Description
Small, black velvet purse with silver-toned metal beaded embroidery. The purse is decorated with a design of an urn of flowers above two leaves or branches. The bottom is edged with fringe formed of the same beads, and the sides are decorated with tassels of the same beads. The top opening is secured to a metal clasp that is attached to a silver chain.
Context
Used by a relative of Ina Eschenheimer in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1974.2
Made/Created
circa 1900
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Silver
Relationships
Eschenheimer, Ina Carlyle Gabree (1893-1973)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Raincoat
Name/Title
Raincoat
Entry/Object ID
2005.26.7
Description
Bright orange nylon raincoat. The raincoat has long sleeves and a short capelet attached at the neckline and reaching to the chest. There is a falling collar, and the coat secures up the center front with six heavy-duty metal snaps. There are two broad welt side pockets. There are marks at the right breast from attaching a metal pin, likely a nametag. The center back of the capelet is printed with the Vermont state seal wrapped in the banner that reads, "VERMONT STATE POLICE". The coat is lined with white nylon netting. A tag at the back neckline reads, "Nylolite BLAUER Manufacturing Company COSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 100% NYLON WASH ONLY" with the name "N. STANLEY" written in black ink up the right side.
Context
Issued as a uniform to Vermont State Police Officer N. Stanley.
Acquisition
2005.26
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Coat
Unisex
Material
Nylon
Made/Created
Blauer Manufacturing Company
1970-1990
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shawl
Name/Title
Shawl
Entry/Object ID
2020.31.2
Description
Rectangular silk shawl with a colorful mosaic pattern printed on a black ground. The design is woven and is accented with gold detailing in the form of butterflies and swirls. The back has two attached shoulder straps consisting of black silk ribbon. The black silk border is a wide hem held in a decorative hem stitch.
Context
Worn by Mary Hedrick Procter (1878-1960), wife of Governor Redfield Proctor, in Proctor, VT.
Acquisition
2020.31
Made/Created
1926-1929
Lexicon
Relationships
Proctor, Mary Sherwood Hedrick (1879-1960)
Related Place
Town
Proctor
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shawl
Name/Title
Shawl
Entry/Object ID
1961.20
Description
Black silk shawl with decoratively tied silk fringe. The borders are woven with a float pattern of flowers and vines.
Context
Owned by Abigail D. Curtis Lawrence of Berlin, Vermont
Acquisition
1961.20
Lexicon
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Lawrence, Abigail D. Curtis (1926-1897)
Place
Town
Berlin
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2006.73.1
Description
Long-sleeved green wool shirt. The shirt has a pointed collar and buttons up the center front with 6 green plastic buttons. There are two breast pockets that secure with flaps and green plastic buttons.
Context
Made by Dewey Fabrics Corp. in Quechee, Vermont
Acquisition
2006.73
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Material
Wool
Made/Created
Dewey Fabrics Corporation
circa 1960
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Phipard, Charles Willard (1916-2002)
Related Place
Town
Royalton
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
1986.3.1
Description
White cotton dress shirt with heavily starched and pleated bib front. The shirt has a pointed falling collar and buttons up the center front with four white buttons. The long sleeves end in heavily starched, wide cuffs. A tag inside reads, "Arro-Sanforized R1073".
Acquisition
1986.3
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
15.5
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
20th Century
Lexicon
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
1986.3.2a-b
Description
White dress shirt with heavily-starched pique bib front. The shirt has a short standing collar and a faux button placket down the bib. The long sleeves terminate in wide, heavily starched cuffs. There is a separate, detached collar that attaches to the shirt at the center back neckline. A tag at the back neckline reads, "Imported Pique/IDE/MONOCOURT".
Acquisition
1986.3
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
15, 35
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
1937
Lexicon
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2005.26.14
Description
Olive green twill-woven cotton-blend long-sleeved shirt. The shirt secures up the center front with five green plastic buttons. There are two patch pockets at the breast that secure with top flaps and green plastic buttons. Each sleeve has two patches: a curved green and yellow bar that reads, "AUXILIARY", and the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "VERMONT STATE POLICE".
Context
Worn by Brian Lindner of Waterbury, Vermont, as a Vermont State Police Auxiliary Trooper.
Acquisition
2005.26
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
1970-1990
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2005.26.15
Description
Olive green twill-woven cotton-blend long-sleeved shirt. The shirt secures up the center front with five green plastic buttons. There are two patch pockets at the breast that secure with top flaps and green plastic buttons. Above the left pocket is a rectangular patch printed with the inscription, "STATE POLICE". There is evidence of a similar patch above the left pocket. The right sleeve has patch showing the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "VERMONT STATE POLICE". The left sleeve has stitches indicating that it used to have a matching shield patch.
Context
Worn by Brian Lindner of Waterbury, Vermont, as a Vermont State Police Auxiliary Trooper.
Acquisition
2005.26
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Made/Created
1970-1990
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2005.26.16
Description
Olive green twill-woven cotton-blend long-sleeved shirt. The shirt secures up the center front with five green plastic buttons. There are two patch pockets at the breast that secure with top flaps and green plastic buttons. There is evidence of a shield-shaped patch above the left pocket. Each sleeve has two patches: a curved green and yellow bar that reads, "AUXILIARY", and the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "VERMONT STATE POLICE".
Context
Worn by Brian Lindner of Waterbury, Vermont, as a Vermont State Police Auxiliary Trooper.
Acquisition
2005.26
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
1970-1990
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2005.26.17
Description
Olive green twill-woven cotton-blend long-sleeved shirt. The shirt secures up the center front with six brown plastic buttons. There are two patch pockets at the breast that secure with top flaps and brown plastic buttons. There is evidence of rectangular patches above each pocket. Each sleeve has two patches: a curved green and yellow bar that reads, "AUXILIARY", and the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "VERMONT STATE POLICE".
Context
Worn by Brian Lindner of Waterbury, Vermont, as a Vermont State Police Auxiliary Trooper.
Acquisition
2005.26
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Made/Created
1970-1990
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2005.26.18
Description
Olive green twill-woven cotton-blend long-sleeved shirt. The shirt secures up the center front with five green plastic buttons. There are two patch pockets at the breast that secure with top flaps and green plastic buttons. There is a patch above the left pocket with the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "VERMONT STATE POLICE". Each sleeve has two patches: a curved green and yellow bar that reads, "AUXILIARY", and the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "VERMONT STATE POLICE".
Context
Worn by Brian Lindner of Waterbury, Vermont, as a Vermont State Police Auxiliary Trooper.
Acquisition
2005.26
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Large
Made/Created
1970-1990
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2005.26.19
Description
Olive green twill-woven cotton-blend long-sleeved shirt. The shirt secures up the center front with five green plastic buttons. There are two patch pockets at the breast that secure with top flaps and green plastic buttons. Each sleeve has two patches: a curved green and yellow bar that reads, "AUXILIARY", and the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "VERMONT STATE POLICE".
Context
Worn by Brian Lindner of Waterbury, Vermont, as a Vermont State Police Auxiliary Trooper.
Acquisition
2005.26
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
1970-1990
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2005.26.20
Description
Tan twill-woven cotton-blend short-sleeved shirt. The shirt secures up the center front with seven white plastic buttons. There are two patch pockets at the breast that secure with top flaps and white plastic buttons. Each sleeve has two patches: a curved green and yellow bar that reads, "AUXILIARY", and the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "VERMONT STATE POLICE".
Context
Worn by Brian Lindner of Waterbury, Vermont, as a Vermont State Police Auxiliary Trooper.
Acquisition
2005.26
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
15-1/2
Material
Polyester
Made/Created
Mt. Pleasant Manufacturing Company
1970-1990
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
1997.43
Description
Red and white pinstriped shirt. The shirt has long sleeves and a pointed falling collar that buttons to the shirt at the points. The shirt opens down the center front and secures with 7 white plastic buttons. The hem is longer in the back than the front, and the cuffs are railroaded. A tag at the back neckline reads, "JCW J. W. Campion MONTPELIER, VT. enro".
Context
Sold by J. W. Campion of Montpelier, Vermont. Worn by Syver Rogstad of Calais, Vermont.
Acquisition
1997.43
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
16/35
Material
Cotton
Made/Created
Enro
circa 1985
Lexicon
Relationships
J. W. Campion, Rogstad, Syver P.
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2006.39.2a
Description
Knitted purple tank top. The shirt has shoulder straps with low, wide armscyes. The body of the shirt flares outward toward the hem. The front of the shirt is appliquéd with the word "Rockets" in white felt, and the back of the shirt is appliquéd with the number 5 in white felt.
Context
Worn by Dan McAvoy while playing basketball for St. Michael's High School in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2006.39
Made/Created
1933
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
McAvoy, Dan Arthur (1917-1983), St. Michael's High School
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.102
Description
Blue or aqua long-sleeved shirt with pointed falling collar. The shirt buttons down the center front with four brown buttons. There is a pocket at the proper left breast that secures with a button.
Context
Worn by Frederick Goodall of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.16
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
15 - 15-1/2
Made/Created
1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Goodall, Frederick (1898-1961)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.103
Description
White long-sleeved shirt with blue yolk. The shirt secures up the center front with white buttons, and there is a breast pocket on the proper left.
Context
Worn by Frederick Goodall of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.16
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
15-1/2
Made/Created
1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Goodall, Frederick (1898-1961)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.10
Description
White cotton short-sleeved shirt. The shirt has a point fall collar and secures up the center front with five plastic buttons. There is a pocket on the proper right breast. There is a circular patch on the proper right sleeve with a red cross in the center and the words, "AMERICAN RED CROSS SERVICE", around the edge.
Acquisition
2018.9
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Female
Material
Cotton
Sewing Stitch Type
Running Stitch
Color
White
Made/Created
Hoover
1941-1945
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
American Red Cross
Related Event
World War II
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
1992.29
Description
Long woolen work shirt. The fabric is thick wool held in a twill weave, with alternating blue and white warps. The Henley neckline secures with four buttons, the top one being in the collar. The short collar stand up when fully buttoned. The long sleeves are set low on the shoulder and are made loose, but secure around the wrist with buttons. The hemline is split on either side, and the joins reinforced with an extra triangle of fabric. The buttons are made of turned wood with a brass center, save for one silver-toned buttons on the wrist.
Context
Worn in Guilford, VT
Acquisition
1992.29
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Material
Wool
Color
Blue
White
Sewing Stitch Type
twill-woven
Made/Created
1800-1820
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
Town
Guilford
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.114
Description
Shirt with a body of heavy white linen and sleeves of white cotton. The shirt is cut into an A-line. The neck splits at the center front to about 3 inches below the bottom of the armscye. The neckline secures closed with two cotton ties. The proper right side of the neck opening is marked in red thread with the letters "C L". The sleeves are cut very full an end in draw strings near the wearer's elbows.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Material
Linen
Cotton
Sewing Stitch Type
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Merci Train
Related Event
World War II
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2005.37.1
Description
Black-and-white striped short sleeved shirt. The shirt opens at the center front neckline with a 7-inch zipper. The sleeves, hem, and neckline are banded with black, and there are black gussets under the arms. A tag at the back neckline reads, "Freeman's Sporting Goods, Ithaca, N. Y." The left sleeve bears a black, shield-shaped patch with a red outline, the image of a basketball, and the letters, "CBOA."
Context
Worn by Henry Augustoni of Montpelier, Vermont, while refereeing basketball games for high school and college students.
Acquisition
2005.37
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Large
Fabric
Jersey
Material
Polyester
Made/Created
1965-1975
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Augustoni, Henry L. (1926-2001)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
2006.18.1b
Description
Long-sleeved navy blue shirt. The shirt opens up the center front and secures with six plastic buttons. There are two breast pockets, each with secured by a flap and button. A yellow cotton chevron has been applied to each sleeve.
Context
Worn by Robert W. Stillinger as Trooper Yancy on the locally-produced television show, Trooper Yancy.
Acquisition
2006.18
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Made/Created
Big Yank
1967-1971
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Stillinger, Robert W. (1940-2018)
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shoe
Name/Title
Shoe
Entry/Object ID
1946.6
Description
Small leather child's shoe. The upper is made from two pieces of leather, seamed at the center back. There are 7 metal eyelets on either side of a center front split. It has a short, stacked leather heel.
Acquisition
1946.6
Lexicon
Shoe
Name/Title
Shoe
Entry/Object ID
1954.22.1
Description
Red leather child's boot or shoe. The shoe buttons up one side with red buttons.
Context
Worn by Kate Dewey of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.22
Made/Created
circa 1865
Lexicon
Relationships
Dewey, Kate
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shoe
Name/Title
Shoe
Entry/Object ID
1954.29.2
Description
Brown leather child's shoe. The shoe buttons up one side with 5 white buttons. The top edge is scalloped.
Context
Worn by Miriam Allyn Brigham
Acquisition
1954.29
Made/Created
circa 1875
Lexicon
Relationships
Brigham, Miriam Allyn (b. 1875)
Shoe
Name/Title
Shoe
Entry/Object ID
1967.76.1
Description
Misshapen leather shoe with large hole in the sole. The upper is formed in two parts: front and back. The sole is formed of stacked leather, the toe and heel sections held with several small tacks. There is a large circular hole in the toe portion of the sole, just beneath the ball of the wearer's foot.
Context
The hole is from a shell that injured the wearer, Laureston E. Manley, during the battle of Gettysburg.
Acquisition
1967.76
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Male
Material
Leather
Made/Created
1862-1863
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Manley, Laureston E. (1835-1922)
Related Place
City
Gettysburg
State/Province
Pennsylvania
Country
United States of America
Continent
Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg
Shoe
Name/Title
Shoe
Entry/Object ID
2021.20.1
Description
Leather shoe sized for a child. The shoe is straight cut (not shaped for a left or right foot) and secures to the foot by lacing over a short split at the center.
Context
"Concealed shoe" from inside the wall of a c. 1830 home in Middlesex, Vermont. Concealed shoes were thought to protect the home's occupant from evil intentions, witches, etc.
Acquisition
2021.20
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Unisex
Made/Created
circa 1830
Lexicon
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Middlesex
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shoe Buckles
Name/Title
Shoe Buckles
Entry/Object ID
1948.7.2a-b
Description
Silver-toned metal shoe buckles. The buckles are rectangular with rounded edges. The borders consist of two stripes of metal connected evenly with round dots. The latch bar has a two-pronged, U-shaped latch on one side, and an inward-facing two-pronged quadrilateral clasp on the other.
Context
Worn by 2nd Lieutenant Joseph W. Waldo of Royalton, VT who served in Co. A, 16th Vermont during the Civil War.
Acquisition
1948.7
Made/Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Waldo, Joseph Warren
Related Place
Town
Royalton
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Civil War
Shoes
Name/Title
Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1940.6ab
Description
Pair of brown leather children's shoes. The shoes split open in the center, with black metal eyelets edging the split for lacing. One shoe has 8 eyelets, and the other shoe has 10 eyelets.
Context
Worn by Archie Noyes of Orange, Vermont
Acquisition
1940.6
Made/Created
1889-1909
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Noyes, Archie (1889-1909)
Related Place
Town
Orange
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shoes
Name/Title
Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1944.13.2a-b
Description
Pair of straight-soled, square-toed women's shoes. The upper are grey cotton with yellow leather at the heel and toe. There is a center split above a short tongue that laces closed with three eyelets on either side. Inside one of the shoes is a rectangular paper label that reads, "LADIES AND GENTS' BOOTS AND SHOES Of superior quality, manufactured and sol WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, BY J. & R. MANSFIELD, Windsor, Vt."
Context
Made by J. & R. Mansfield in Windsor, Vermont. Worn by Adeliza Child Capen at her wedding to Col. John Capen in 1847 in Brandon, Vermont.
Acquisition
1944.13
Made/Created
J. & R. Mansfield
1847
Lexicon
Materials
Leather, Cotton
Relationships
Capen, Adeliza Charlotte Child (1828-1909)
Related Place
Town
Brandon
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shoes
Name/Title
Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1954.35.5a-b
Description
White satin-woven silk shoes with short heels. The shoes are straight cut with narrow soles and round toe boxes. Each shoe has a three-layer self-fabric bow at the center front. One shoe has a paper label that reads, "HENRY H. TUTTLE & CO. BOSTON."
Context
Likely worn by a member of the Dewey family in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.35
Made/Created
Henry H. Tuttle & Co.
1880
Lexicon
Materials
Leather, Silk
Shoes
Name/Title
Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1954.35.6a-b
Description
Flat-soled leather shoes. The shoes have low, rounded toes and lace up the center top. The narrow soles are straight cut. The uppers are constructed in three parts: back left, back right, and front.
Context
Likely worn by a member of the Dewey family in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.35
Made/Created
1880
Lexicon
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shoes
Name/Title
Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1986.10.171
Description
Yellow leather shoes. The shoes are printed around the top opening with a black filigree pattern. There is a leaf-shaped applique at the toe that consists of small metallic springs and sequins couched onto a piece of paper. The interior is lined with linen.
Acquisition
1986.10
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Female
Material
Leather
Linen
Silver
Made/Created
1810-1815
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Shoes
Name/Title
Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1986.10.172a-b
Description
Pair of soft leather shoes. The shoe uppers are formed from three pieces of leather: the two sides and a triangular patch at the toes. The secure onto the foot with leather straps across the top of the foot (now missing). They have a thin leather sole and stacked leather heels.
Acquisition
1986.10
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Male
Material
Leather
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Shoes
Name/Title
Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1921.11a-b
Description
Pair of square-toed women's shoes. The toe portion of the shoe is black leather, while the rest of the upper is sprigged silk. The seams are bound with narrow, grosgrain silk ribbon. The silk uppers split at the top center above a short tongue. The split laces closed to secure onto the wearer's foot. The interior of the shoe is lined with twill-woven cotton, and the right shoe has a paper label attached to the insole advertising the seller, N. Harvey of Montpelier, VT.
Context
Made and sold by Nehemiah Harvey of Montpelier, VT, and worn by Sally Paige of East Bethel, VT
Acquisition
1921.11
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Female
6 AA
Material
Silk
Leather
Color
Beige
Black
Made/Created
Artist
Harvey, Nehemiah (1793-1869)
N. Harvey & Co.
circa 1830
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Paige, Sally (1812-1896)
Place
Town
Bethel
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shoes
Name/Title
Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1986.10.177
Description
Brown leather shoes, or booties, with a rounded toe and folding cuff at the ankle. The shoes secure onto the foot with a ribbon at the front of the ankle, holding the two sides of the cuff over a short tongue.
Acquisition
1986.10
Lexicon
Dimensions
Shoes
Name/Title
Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1973.54.3a-b
Description
Pair of black leather square-toed shoes. The shoes are straight-cut with a leather sole and short heel. Two short flaps on the top, each with a single hole, tie together over a short tongue. The interior of the shoes are lined with white kidskin on the sides and linen on the inner sole. One shoe has a paper note glued into the interior that reads, "Aaron Parson's Wedding Shoes, March 20, 1834."
Context
Worn by Aaron Parsons in Hubbardton, Vermont
Acquisition
1973.54
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Male
Material
Leather
Linen
Silk
Made/Created
1834
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Parsons, Aaron S. (1800-1862)
Related Place
Town
Hubbardton
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shoes
Name/Title
Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1953.42a-b
Description
Pair of brown leather children's shoes. The shoes have a rounded toe and a short split at the top over a tongue. The split is laced with hemp or flax twine.
Context
Worn by Abel Gile, Jr. in Walden, Vermont
Acquisition
1953.42
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Male
Material
Leather
Made/Created
1830
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Gile, Abel, Jr. (1828-1904)
Related Place
Town
Walden
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shoes
Name/Title
Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.31a-b
Description
Square-toed black leather shoes. The shoes secure onto the feet with two short leather tabs