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1950's Two-Piece Green Knit Dress

Description

Green wool hand knit two-piece dress

a) Bodice (or top)
The body of the bodice is plain knit, with cuffs and collar in wide rib knit; mock turtleneck collar; 3/4 length kimono sleeves with shoulder and top of arm seam; center back zipper closure and left side seam zipper closure.
b) Skirt
Slim fitting with slight flare; mid calf length; overall construction - very wide rib knit, except at hip area ( narrow rib knit); skirt is one big tube, no closures or seams; no waistband; waistband area is supported with an elastic

Source

HCT.1998.38.1ab

Date

c.1955-1956

Provenance

Anne Foltz (née Clark) graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics in 1955. Anne was born in Rio Grande, Ohio on March 11, 1933 to James and Beatrice Clark. As a high school student, Anne’s 4-H record led to a scholarship to attend Ohio State University. Anne was then selected for the International 4-H Youth Exchange as a delegate to Ireland. While a student at OSU, Anne was President of Delta Zeta, Vice-President of Phi Upsilon Omicron, a member of 4-H club, the Mirrors and Mortar Board. After graduation, Anne served as an Extension Agent in Home Economics and a 4-H agent in Delaware County. Anne is also a Charter Member of the Mortar Board Alumni Association. Anne and her husband, John Foltz, also established the Foltz Family Fund to support an undergraduate member of the Alpha Tau Zeta FarmHouse Fraternity, to support Cooke Castle in Lake Erie or a freshman with intention to study agriculture. Outfit was hand knit by Anne Foltz’s aunt, Virginia Woolpert. It was worn by Anne Clark as an exchange student in Ireland.

Decade

1950-1959

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Collection

Citation

“1950's Two-Piece Green Knit Dress,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed April 13, 2024, https://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/5163.