volume 21-24 - Sketches, Theater costumes, Evening wear, 1920s, v.76

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US NNFIT SC.1.2.2.21-24

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Sketches, Theater costumes, Evening wear, 1920s, v.76

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  • 1920s (Creation)

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91 sketches in pencil, gouache, watercolor, 91 leaves

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(1904-1930)

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Loose 91 sketches (old-volume .76), in 4 folders. Early 1920s designs of theatrical costumes, evening wear, fancy dress, lingerie and swimwear. Designs are drafted in pencil and painted in gouache or watercolor. Many of the sketches are of theatrical costumes, some of the sketches are for nudity revealing garments. Eight drawings are dated and signed "Lucile 1921". A blond woman with golden hair appears drawn in some sketches. Among the artists recognizable throughout (Louise Schabacker, Mand T, etc.) one sketch signed "M. Willis". Some sketches indicate customer: third item in the first folder "Helen Lyons", .35 "Miss Martin", "For Miss Berry", "Madame Adelaide Fieldm...[illegible]". On several drawing note reads "fitted-gone", one has note "Mc?lan[illegible] says OK for stage". On several occasions several variations of the same outfit appear, as an example .55 and .57 are for the same dress, .39-.42 use same elements of costume in different ways.

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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.1.1.1.19 - box 4 - Evening Gowns sketches, circa 1921, Volume .76. Box previously titled: "Early 1920s: Theatrical Costumes, Lingerie, and Fancy Dress"; changed due to reorganization of content. (2010)

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