1940s Woman's Brown Wool Two-Piece Suit


Woman's suit of brown wool gabardine a jacket in square, shirt collar style Jacket front is shaped with 2 darts at neckline, 2 fish-eye darts and 2 darts beginning at hem; Jacket back cut in princess style; 2 narrow welt pockets 5 self covered button closure up to collar; hand-stitched key hole buttonholes, center front edges are curved and hand picked
2 piece set in sleeves, padded shoulders
Lined in brown silk satin; zippered pocket in left side
A-line skirt of brown wool gaberdine
Raised contoured waistline faced with wide black gross grain, side zipper
Openings left in side fronts and side back seams to allow a belt to be laced through
Box kick pleat at center back with crow's foot stitch at top




This suit belonged to Florence Ebersold. Flo was born 6/8/1913 to Melissa and Lemley Whitcomb. Her husband, Charles Ebersold, graduated from OSU Law School in 1938 and was a practicing attorney in Columbus, Ohio. Florence and Charles were heavily involved in the university as Charles served as the director of the OSU Alumni Association for a time and was also one of the founding members of the OSU President's Club. When Charles served in WWII, Flo lived with her sister Gladys in New York and helped her make 'Merry Hull' gloves. 'Merry Hull' was Gladys' professional name. Flo likely wore this suit during the war years.

Design Elements

Flat Collar, Tailored Single-Breasted Jacket, Wedge Silhouette

Fiber/Fabric Information

fiber content=Wool




Brown dark


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