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Woman's suit in four parts (jacket, collar, skirt and belt), 1911, by Brooks, American (Philadelphia, PA), MFA Boston, 2009.2299.1-4

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1910 linen and lawn day dress V Museum. Another version of this is shown further down the page, as a front veiw. It belonged to a woman named Heather, daughter of a British official.

Flowered dress, American, ca. 1905. Cotton mull, lace, silk satin ribbon. Child's dresses ca. 1905; boy's Little Lord Fauntleroy suit ca. 1900.

1903, America - Petticoat - Blue silk satin and cream lace & 1900-1905, America - Corset - Black cotton sateen, pink satin, and black lace

1896-1899 Dress, Fox sisters, New York. Wool and silk. Metropolitan Museum of Art's comment: "This incorporates a nice combination of shiny satin alongside matte wool to create a memorable and striking day dress. The bravado of the big lapels and waistband are indicative of refined design and high style of couture workmanship. The Fox sisters were extremely exclusive designers."

Wedding dress, American, ca. 1885. Cream silk satin, Rosepoint lace. Bodice has square neckline, lace trim, elbow-length sleeves, long train. Skirt has satin ruched in front, lace swags over hips, small pleated ruffles trim at hem. Kent State Univ. Museum