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Margery Burr (1897-1897) of Kennbunkport owned this dusty rose colored silk crepe dress. The straight silhouette is indicative of the early 1920s. The ankle-length dress includes multicolored machine embroidery in a red, black, and green floral pattern. A black button appears at the cuff of each short sleeve.
Originally from Boston, Margery (Southack) Burr (1897-1897) also resided in Kennebunkport. She was a long time fashion model, and owned and operated a fashion agency in Boston called "Burr of Boston."
About This Item
- Title: Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
- Creation Date: circa 1920
- Subject Date: circa 1920
- Town: Kennebunkport
- County: York
- State: ME
- Media: silk, cotton
- Local Code: 1993.300.313
- Collection: Costume collection
- Object Type: Physical Object
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Clothing & dress
- Clothing & dress--Maine--Kennebunkport
- Women's clothing--20th century
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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