"It Is My Own Invention" Elizabeth Hawes (American, 1903–1971) Date: fall/winter 1937 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 67 in. (170.2 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of the estate of Elinor S. Gimbel, 1984
Ensemble, James McCreery & Co., New York, ca. 1907. Wool, silk, cotton. Metropolitan Museum of Art: "This detailed American day ensemble is a finely detailed example of the period. According to the donor, Mrs. Philip J. Roosevelt, it was worn by her sister Gladys Roosevelt." The donor was a cousin to Theodore Roosevelt."