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Object Name Ensemble
Date 1941
Other Name Wedding dress
Description Woman's wedding ensemble consisting of (a) dress and (b) coat
(a) Dress; short, gathered sleeves with lace trim at hem, and small shoulder pads. Peter Pan collar with lace edging. Peach color. 14 self-fabric covered buttons with loops closure on center front bodice with one snap at neckline. Left side zipper in seam. Front and back yoke with gathered bodice. 12-gore below-knee-length skirt.
(b) Coat; long gathered sleeves with 3-button and loop closure at wrist. Round neckline with 10-fabric button and loop closure to just below waistline. Peach color. Front and back yoke with gathered bodice with set-in waistband. Fake pocket flaps inserted at front yoke. 10-gore below-knee-length skirt. Label on coat: "Original design by Perry Brown of Vanity Dress, Inc."; "Ladies' Garment Workers' Union; 0628922."
Object ID 2014.24.2a-b
Provenance Ensemble purchased at Bobby Rogers women's apparel store on Lincoln Way in Ames, Iowa. Worn by donor's mother, Nancy Loveland, for her marriage to William Schworm, on August 5, 1941.