Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920

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Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
  • Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
  • Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
  • Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
  • Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
  • Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
  • Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
  • Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
  • Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
  • Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
  • Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920
  • Margery Burr's embroidered dress, Kennebunkport, ca. 1920

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Description

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."

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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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