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Object Name Dress
Catalog Number 1984.20.1
Maker Baker, Mrs. W.P.
Date 1882
Material(s) Silk/Cotton
Dimensions H-79 W-14 inches
Description This is made of brown silk and brown floral brocade. It is a full length dress with long train, long sleeves, and small neck opening. A narrow front panel of silk is pleated and runs from the narrow collar to the hem. On either side is a wider panel of brocade, also full length. The back panel is wide and of silk with no decoration. This panel has fullness for a bustle. The hem is finished with a pleated bustle. The sleeves are of silk with brocade cuffs and wide white cotton lace attached inside the cuff. There are small metal buttons with rhinestones from collar to hip which are covered by a placard when buttoned. Inside the bodice area is a cotton strap that is stamped with "Mrs. W.P. Baker/Rochester."
Notes This dress was made by Mrs. W.P. Baker of Rochester, New York.
It was donated by Suzanne W. Bowerfind Hamilton (1913-1996) of Lexington, Ky., in 1984. Suzanne and her husband Andrew Holman Hamilton (1910-1980), who went by Holman, were originally from Indiana. They married in 1939 and moved to Lexington about 1951 for Holman to attend the University of Kentucky. He eventually became part of the University of Kentucky faculty and worked there until 1975.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Baker, Mrs. W.P.
Subjects Dress
Clothing & dress
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS