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Woman's paper "Souper Dress"

Sleeveless a-line dress of printed non-woven fabric (80% cellulose, 20% cotton), printed in overall pattern of Campbell's soup cans, armholes and neck bound with black cotton bias tape. Size medium. Label reads "The Souper Dress. No Cleaning-No Washing-It's Carefree..." Came with original...

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Provenance

Purchased from family of original owner (a Campbell's Soup salesman) by Chris Burke, Somersworth, NH, ca. August 2002; Purchased at internet auction by the MFA, March 26, 2003

Credit Line

Lucy A. Morse Fund in memory of Kate Morse

American, about 1967

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

Other: CB 88.9 cm (35 in.)

Accession Number

2003.135

Medium or Technique

Cellulose and cotton non-woven fabric, printed

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes