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Dress
about 1970
Original Owner:Originally owned by Freda Canterbury
Retailer:Possibly sold by G. Fox and Co. , American, founded 1847
Clothing Maker:Made by Leo Narducci
Synthetic fibers, plastic zipper, metal hook & eye
Dress (circumference x length): 136 x 38 1/4in. (345.4 x 97.2cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Freda King
Description: Woman's dress of brown synthetic double knit, formed in pleats throughout. The dress has a band of cream-colored synthetic double knit around the round neckline and sleeve cuffs. The pleated brown fabric falls straight from the neckline band to the hem, so the dress is very full and has a lot of swinging movement. The long sleeves terminate in the contrasting cuffs, which fasten with two self-covered buttons & loops. The back fastens with a 13 1/2 - long zipper headed by a hook & thread eye. Two 41-inch-long tabs of the contrasting cream knit hang from the neckline on either side of the zipper; these are intended to wrap around the body diagonally to create a Grecian effect. A woven tape label stitched inside the right size of the back reads: "Leo Narducci." The bottom of the dress is a cut edge and is not hemmed.
Object Number: 1986.15.1
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