Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ornamental Hem

From the Schavey envelope collection.

Ornamental hem
(Click on image to enlarge)
Image courtesy of the Hobart Historical Society.

No ID or date on this one. To me she looks a whole lot like Mable Schavey Breyfogle, but I wouldn't swear it.

Judging by the waistline and hemline, I'd guess this dates to circa 1920. Interesting what they did around the hem. I can't see exactly what those decorations are — flat squares of some kind of metal? I wonder if the dress jingled as she walked?

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