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Discoveries in Cataloging: Opening the Big Trunk 18

Next to the 1884 “Second Day” outfit, this is my favorite discovery.  It is a jewel of a 1920’s flapper dress! The black-on-black, scoop-necked, beaded silk dress is calf-length with a beaded overdress that has a zig-zag hem.   The under dress of silk has sheer front and back bodice panels to the hip; the front bodice panel has a center 6-snap closure.  Top side panels of crepe form the shoulder, ¾-length sleeve, and visible side sections.  A satin a-line underskirt attaches at the hip down to a deep hem which shows beneath the overdress. The beaded overdress is jumper-like; attached to the under dress at the ...