Hattie B. Morrison's chiffon dress, Belmont, NH, ca. 1926

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Hattie B. Morrison's chiffon dress, Belmont, NH, ca. 1926

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A silk chiffon, light pink, short sleeved dress with attached underslip was likely worn by bride Hattie B. Morrison's when she married Maurice B. Jewett at Belmont, NH on 8 September 1926. Hattie B. Morrison was the only daughter of John and Lizelle (Janes) Morrison.

Evoking quintessential 1920s style, the dress includes a low waist, thick decorative waistband, and a straight silhouette. The center front of the dress has white, brown, and gray beads organized in a stylized floral motif. The skirt of the dress is pleated, which start at the waistband. The bottom of the dress terminates with a scalloped edge, trimmed with brown beads and a white and gray flower design above each scallop.

Despite an attached underslip, the dress is still quite sheer.

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About This Item

  • Title: Hattie B. Morrison's chiffon dress, Belmont, NH, ca. 1926
  • Creation Date: circa 1926
  • Subject Date: circa 1926
  • Location: Belmont, Belknap County, NH
  • Media: silk, beads
  • Dimensions: 93.980 cm x 76.200 cm
  • Local Code: 1993.300.1026.001 a,b
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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