volume 15-16 - Sketches, Negligees and Pajamas, 1920s, v.73

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Sketches, Negligees and Pajamas, 1920s, v.73


  • 1920s (Creation)

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64 sketches, 64 leaves

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Loose 118 sketches of evening gowns from 1920s, most from mid-1920s, one item dated 1925, (old-volume .71), in 5 folders. Sketches are numbered from .1-.110; drafted in pencil, painted with gouache, and watercolor, some detailed in pen. [doublecheck - Some signed - Mand T., Alison, Evelyn, Dorothy, Louise Schabacker, Ethel Rabin (reproductions), and illegible signature that starts with a pictogram made up of letters and ends with "dverton".] Several drawings are stamped with "Lucile Staff, Inc. 22 East 56th St." Drawing .84 has a note at the top right corner: that reads "Lelong, Fall 1925", in a drawing .103 woman holding a cigarette, .106 has note that reads "Mrs. Flora B. Cammeron, This design is for an orchid or violet gown. Please send sample of light weight silk and lace in three shades."

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Leaves are brittle, discolored, and beginning to tear. All material is interleaved with tissue for protection.

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old-US.NNFIT.SC. - box 10 - 1920s Day and Evening Wear. Previously titled: "1920s Day and Evening Wear"; named altered to suit content after reorganization in 2010.

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