Saturday, February 15, 2014

Fashion Friday - Valentine's Edition

Dress; 1910-1919

Pale pink satin dress with net overskirt trimmed with satin roses and blue ribbons. Made by dressmaker Helen Gjertson, Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Dress Worn by Mrs. Harvey Partridge; 1910-1919

Pink tulle gown worn by Mrs. Floyd B. Olson to the Governor's 1931 inaugural ball
Ada Olson (far right) wearing the above dress; 1931
Mrs. Henry Avens with Governor Floyd B. Olson and wife Ada Olson at Governor's reception, St. Paul; 1931
Evening Gown; 1912
Debutante's floor-length evening gown with short train. White net studded with glass beads over grayish pink silk crepe chiffon over pale yellowish pink silk taffeta. Made by Helen Gjertsen, Dayton's Department store dressmaker, Minneapolis, Minnesota, circa 1912

Evening Gown; 1912

Bra; 1940's

Dark pink strapless bra with net lined cups, twelve stays, and satin ribbons at the top. Made by Munsingwear Incorporated, a company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Trousseau Gown for Greta Evans; Oct 26, 1906

Pink cloth suit trimmed with pink ribbon and lace. Made by dressmaker Julia Tomasek, St. Paul, Minnesota.



Necklace; 1930's

Costume necklace of gold barrel and disc beads with black discs and large to medium size pink beads. At the center of the necklace is a large plastic faceted transparent pink bead. Flanking this and symmetrical in pattern on each side is a barrel bead, gold disc, barrel bead, black disc, gold disc, and black disc. For the rest of the length of the necklace is a pattern of barrel bead, gold disc, barrel bead, pink bead, and repeat.The beads are strung on a brass chain. Brass spring ring closure



Dress Worn by Mrs. Harvey Earl Partridge; 1915

Pink net over pink satin dress beaded with glass beads. Made by dressmaker Helen Gjertson, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dress Worn by Mrs. Harvey Earl Partridge; 1915


Hat worn by Iris Cecilia Hanson; 1952

Women's evening cap of purplish red velvet consists of five overlapping bands which are fashioned into a rim having five points. On top are four narrower stiffened bands in a winged form. Cap is lined with dark reddish brown brocaded fabric and inside of rim has band of strong purplish red lace edged with gold fabric rich rack. Two four-tined tortoise colored plastic combs are attached to lace at each side with black elastic.  Made by Hank Murphy (Women's Shop)



Children's Bodice; 1865

Red dress bodice with black print and black braid trim. The cotton-lined bodice has a center reverse hook and eye closure; pleats on both sides; a wide-necked bodice with cap sleeves; and a pointed fan front




Source:  All Items from MNHS Collections

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