1925-1929 Black silk satin dress with ribbon embroidery
Black silk satin sleeveless knee length dress with silk ribbon embroidery on bodice front and around hem.
This dress was donated by the original owner, Ruth Herndon. Ruth was born in Columbus, Ohio on 09/06/1907. Her father was William Weinman who was the owner of the Weinman Pump Manufacturing Company. Their family was well to do and Ruth participated in horse back riding clubs and other leisure activities. She graduated from The Columbus School for Girls in 1925 and The Ohio State University in 1929. She married L. Kermit Herndon in 1939. He was an assistant professor at Ohio State.
Low Waist Dress, Gathered Skirt, Tube Silhouette
Silk for all of dress with exception of lace which is cotton.
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