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Object Name Dress
Date 1903 ca
Description Shell pink, two-piece party dress worn by Marjorie Van Wickle.

The long, full gored skirt has a slight train and the center-front panel is embroidered in a stylized daisy design with thick silk floss and sequins and vertical pleats of silk chiffon. The rest of the skirt is divided into five tiers trimmed with horizontal inserts of embroidered cotton lace and pleats of silk chiffon. The lining is trimmed with a matching pleated hemline flounce, backed with a pink taffeta ruffle.

The bodice has a wide rounded neckline and short puffed sleeves. The cotton foundation bodice is stiffened with 13 bones.

This dress was purchased at Drecolls during Marjorie's trip to Vienna in 1903. She writes about a visit to this dress shop in a letter to Bessie. See photo of letter and transcription.
Associated with Marjorie Randolph Van Wickle Lyon
Maker's Information Label on interior belt, READS "Drecoll / WIEN-PARIS"
Material Silk/Chiffon/Thread/Floss/Sequins/Lace/Beads/Taffeta/Bone
Condition Good
Catalog Number 1976.1.0213
Search Terms Gown
Party
Spring
Dress
Embellished
Embroidered