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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 was likely worn by Lucille Atkinson Baker (1892-1976), an author and lecturer on East Asian culture.
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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