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Woman's dress

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Halter dress of plaid cotton, fitted bodice with full skirt, brass hook closures at front, halter ties around neck. Label: "claire mccardell clothes"


Dealer purchased from Unique Vintage Clothing Store in Shaker Heights, Ohio. MFA purchase via an internet auction from Ann Tartaglia June 21, 2006

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Chamberlain, by exchange

American, late 1940s–1950s

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, brass hook-and-eye closures


Textiles and Fashion Arts