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1920s Pink Beaded Evening Dress

Description

Pale pink silk dress with pink beading in a flower and vine pattern, pink beaded fringe on the scalloped hem, and a pink rose with chiffon scarf at waist.

Source

HCT.1986.164.1

Provenance

This dress belonged to Lelia Smith, née Timberlane, who was born in Columbus, Ohio on September 14, 1904 to Dr. Andrew and Lelia Timberlane. This dress was likely purchased around the time of her wedding to Wilbur Alan Smith in 1926. She and Wilbur were married on her birthday, September 14, 1926. Lelia was the third of five daughters. Her father, Dr. Timberlane, was a successful ear, nose and throat doctor.
Gift of Wilbur Alan Smith

Fiber/Fabric Information

Silk, glass beads, silk chiffon

Decade

1920-1929

Color

Pink

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Collection

Citation

“1920s Pink Beaded Evening Dress,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed March 4, 2024, https://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/5170.

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