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1920's Women's Sport Ensemble

Description

Sports ensemble consisting of a midi blouse and pleated skirt.
Nautical style blouse in white cotton. Blouse is loose with long sleeves and falls at the hip with 1.75" deep hem. Blouse has a sailor collar and an 8.5" yoke. There is a small 2.5" double welt pocket on the proper left chest. One-piece set-in sleeves with a deep armscye ending in a 2.5" cuff. Shirt is constructed of a white cotton twill.
Pleated white cotton twill skirt that falls just below the knee. Pleats are set into waist band of skirt and fall open to 2.75" hem. Skirt is closed at proper left hip with a button and two small metal snaps.

Source

HCT.2002.41.27 & HCT.2002.41.31

Provenance

This ensemble was donated by Carolyn Jeffers and likely belonged to Helen Peters Angell. Helen was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1910 to Marie Williams and Homer Peters. She graduated from Ohio State University in 1930 with a degree in Home Economics. This ensemble was likely worn as a sports ensemble while she was a student in either high school or college.

The skirt was produced by the Jack Tar Togs Company. Jack Tar Togs was founded in 1916 and produced sport ensembles for women and children. The company was known for their slogan, "Rub 'Em, Tub 'Em, Scrub 'Em, They Come Up Smiling." This slogan can be found on the garment label. Their popular ad campaigns were written by humorist, Irvin S. Cobb in the 1920s. In 1922, a promotion in the Saturday Evening Post labeled the brand, "Clothes that made young American free."

Decade

1920-1929

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Collection

Citation

“1920's Women's Sport Ensemble,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed August 3, 2020, http://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/5129.

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