1940s Yellow Print Dress
Gold summer dress with red, navy and white panels of palm, cactus and Mexican pottery print motifs. Cut on collar with V-neck, center front two button opening to waistline seam. Two two inch buttons with blush and navy yarns in center forming a pom-pom effect. Released tucks at shoulder seams and waistline seam in front bodice and at waist in back bodice. Shoulder yoke seam in back bodice with V design at center front. Set in short sleeves, center front panel of skirt and back bodice and skirt in gold fabric with 1.5 inch polka dots in red, navy and white on gold background. Left side closure of 8 hooks and eyes. Overall fabric is a border print with print used vertically and positioned strategically to form design on garment.Skirt has two released pleats on either side of front and two gore skirt with center back seam in back.
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This dress belonged to Mary Heisey Curtin, 1923-1994. Mary was the daughter of Thomas Clarence Heisey and Anne A. Davis. T.C. Heisey was the President of the A.H. Heisey Glass Company in Newark, Ohio. Mary attended Denison University and married George D. Curtin II. George was an engineer and the couple lived in Newark, Ohio.
Blue, Red, Yellow
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