Gown: 2-piece day dress of cotton swiss printed with all-over coral motif, consisting of (A) bodice and (B) skirt;
(A) Bodice with long, leg-of-mutton sleeves; standing collar; chiffon shirred insert at CF opening of bodice; self-ruffles at both sides of CF opening; horizontal bands of trim; waistband with horizontal pleats and CB hook-and-eye closure; bodice fully lined in taffeta.
Label:" P. BARROIN\ 394 Rue St. Honoré\ Paris"
(B) Full-length matching skirt consisting of 6 gores; skirt gathered into waist at CB; horizontal rows of embroidered trim at hem of skirt; fully lined in silk taffeta;
Notes: Acquired from an estate that was being torn down in the San Diego, Ca. area. Objects from this donation were packed together in a steamer trunk.
Hat: Straw boater hat; triple layer of 1/2" wide braided and twisted straw with narrow double strands of coiled straw wound around; 2" wide band of silk ribbon; interior pad stamped with "DIRIGO", "QUALITY SUPREME", "THE E-Z FIT"
Hat Pins: Hairwork hatpins with iridescent celluloid; (A/B) pair of hatpins with strips of celluloid wrapped around hair; hair and celluloid form a soft cone shape to cover metal on one side of each pin.
Brooch: Hair jewelry brooch with ivory miniature; gold open work frame in scroll motif; oval center with painted ivory miniature of man in sporting ensemble inside glazed glass compartment.
Purse: Alligator leather purse; rectangular shape with metal hinge frame; gold-colored metal snap-lock with suspended ring at center top; stiff U-shaped handle with indented seam along its center; brown alligator leather makes up body of purse with protruding ridges at front.