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Mary Scrimgeour’s elegant black suit includes an aquamarine silk lining, visible under the fitted jacket’s openwork detailing. A full-length rustling aquamarine silk petticoat is seen through the tailored skirt's openwork along the hemline. The high neck bodice is completely lined with the light blue silk satin. A makers label stamped on the interior reads: "Dunton Robes, Augusta, Me".
Mary King Scrimgeour (1848-1930) moved to Lewiston from Ontario with her husband Charles in 1885. Both inventors, Mary Scrimgeour held a U.S patent for shelf attachments designed for a radiator to warm food or other objects.
About This Item
- Title: Mary Scrimgeour's black suit dress with aquamarine lining, Lewiston, ca. 1900
- Creator: Dunton Robes, Augusta
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Town: Lewiston
- County: Androscoggin
- State: ME
- Media: silk, cotton, metal
- Local Code: 1996.32.21 a-c
- Collection: Costume collection
- Object Type: Physical Object
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