Powder blue suit with caplet, ca. 1950

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


A three piece powder-blue suit, from the late 1940s or early 1950s, includes a dress, belt and caplet. Scalloped edges on the collar and the front of the dress create special detailing. The dress sleeves fasten with three snaps at each wrist. A matching removable cape and belt completes the ensemble.

The presence of shoulder pads is more a hallmark of the 1940s rather than the 1950s, but the skirt's silhouette evokes a later feel. The wool and rayon ensemble is associated with Lucille Atkinson Baker (1892-1976), an author and lecturer on East Asian culture.

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About This Item

  • Title: Powder blue suit with caplet, ca. 1950
  • Creation Date: circa 1950
  • Subject Date: circa 1950
  • Media: wool, rayon, metal
  • Dimensions: 116.8 cm x 86.4 cm
  • Local Code: 1993.300.652 a-c
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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