Mary Scrimgeour's black suit dress with aquamarine lining, Lewiston, ca. 1900

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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.

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  • 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
  • Location: Lewiston, Androscoggin County, ME
  • Media: silk, cotton, metal
  • Local Code: 1996.32.21 a-c
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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