Objects of Study

Joy Feagan: Golf Pants- 61.40.351

1920s. Off-white linen? Pants gathered at bottom w button and ties.  Donated by Mr. J. Kenton Eisenbrey (the clothes belonged to his aunt, Mrs. P. Howard Eisenbrey).

Grace Tang: Stetson Derby- 66.52.3

1925, USA. Black w black trim around middle; brim is curved on sides; inside label reads “Made expressly for Max Levit.”  Donated Mrs. Mary McCue Epstein in July, 1966.

Jessica Markey Locklear: Wool Sports Suit- 59.33.1

1919, Philadelphia.  Dark brown, tan, and olive-green wool tweed tailored jacket and pants; belt around middle of jacket; pants are gathered at bottom and secured with a buckle (adjustable).  Donated by Mrs. Stanley Bright.  Donor records say “wool tweed knicker suit worn at Lake Placid.”

Ryan Langton: Wanamaker Hat- 61.40.38

1918-1920, USA.  Wide, oval-shaped hat w straw brim and golden yellow taffeta top; fake flower detail on side of hat w taffeta ribbons.  Donated by Mr. J. Kenton Eisenbrey (the clothes belonged to his aunt, Mrs. P. Howard Eisenbrey).

April McGreger: Lingerie Dress- 85.2.3

1910-1912.  Off-white (due to age?) linen? dress w lace, ruffles, and floral embroidery details; skirt is two-tiered.  Donated by Callahan.  No available donor records for this item.

Joseph Deitch: Manufactured Shoes- 60.41.91

1890, USA.  Off-white suede kitten heels w greenish gray bows w beading detail near toes and beading on toes.  Donated by Mrs. R. R. Loening on 12/16/1960.

Alanna Shaffer: Red Coat- 56.5.2 abc

Red child’s coat w cream colored lace trim; detachable capelet around shoulders of the same color and lace detail.  Donated by Mrs. Frances S. Rutan (Mrs. Frank E. Rutan, Jr.) on 1/28/56.  Donor records say “The child’s coat, collar, and bonnet in red silk were hers (donor’s mother)—bought at an annual showing of Shoemaker’s when they came to Pittsburgh (donor’s mother’s hometown) in 1884.”

Lena Lannutti: White Beaded Dress- 64.63.5 ab

Cream and ivory colored jacket and long skirt w gold detailing; features bands of beaded net.  Donated by Mrs. Morris Cheston on 10/15/1964.  Donor records say the dress was made by Darlington Runk & Co, and the ruffle accents were originally lavender.  Donor left note reading “This dress was worn by my grandmother, Mrs. Wm D Henszey.  It was made in Philadelphia 1870-75.”



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