Mary King Scrimgeour's embellished velvet and satin gown, Lewiston, ca. 1895

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


A highly embellished dinner or opera gown owned by Lewiston inventor Mary King Scrimgeour (1849-1930) demonstrated her affinity for style.

The red velvet is juxtaposed against cream satin, featuring a tulip and leaf pattern. Exaggerated leg of mutton sleeves, indicative of 1890s trends, are accented with lace trimmings and satin bows attached throughout the dress. Additional embellishments include a swept front panel affixed to the side with a decorative metal pin.

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  • Title: Mary King Scrimgeour's embellished velvet and satin gown, Lewiston, ca. 1895
  • Creation Date: circa 1895
  • Subject Date: circa 1895
  • Location: Lewiston, Androscoggin County, ME
  • Media: velvet, satin, cotton, lace, wool, metal
  • Local Code: 1996.32.20 a,b
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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