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Collection Clothing-Undergarments
Catalog Number 1983.01.21
Object Name Chemise
Other Name Shift
Year Range from 1930.0
Year Range to 1950.0
Creator Maker Unknown
Place of Origin Probably Southeastern Pennsylvania
Material Cotton, Crepe, Silk
Dimensions L-48 inches
Description A ladies machine made slip. The upper half of the slip has a low scooped neckline and is made out of a black cotton lawn with a four snap front closure. There is also the addition of black crepe panels along the arm syce. The skirt section is made of black cotton sateen and at about the knee there is an attached black silk taffeta flounce which lays over the cotton sateen skirt. At the attachment of the flounce the seam is ruffled. The hem is comprised of knife pleated taffeta which is also laid over the cotton sateen skirt.
Provenance There is no information about the maker or origin of this piece.
Cataloged by C.Harvey