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Name Shelly, Harrison B., 1849-1927

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Image of Boots - 1986.44.15 ab

Boots - 1986.44.15 ab

A pair of men's black leather ankle boots. The boots are flat with a slightly square toe. There is a center lace up with black cotton laces and metal aglets. The boots are lined in cream cotton. They have a leather sole with no designated right or left foot.

Image of Scarf, Bureau - 1988.39.2

Scarf, Bureau - 1988.39.2

A manufactured bureau scarf made out of a bleached damask woven linen. At either end there is a panel of cream tulip damask woven linen bordered by two rows of hemstitching. There is also 4.00" long knotted self-fringe. The right and left edge have been left unfinished.

Image of Scarf, Bureau - 1988.39.3

Scarf, Bureau - 1988.39.3

A manufactured bureau scarf made out of a bleached damask woven linen. At either end there are yellow cotton borders of an ornate repeated leaf motifs and 3.50" long knotted self-fringe. The right and left edge have been left unfinished.

Image of Scarf, Bureau - 1988.39.4

Scarf, Bureau - 1988.39.4

A manufactured bureau scarf made out of a bleached damask woven linen. At either end there is a black cotton border of a vine design with grapes and apricots with 4.50" long knotted self-fringe. The right and left edge have been left unfinished.

Image of Scarf, Bureau - 1988.39.5

Scarf, Bureau - 1988.39.5

A manufactured bureau scarf made out of a bleached damask woven linen. At either end there is a woven red cotton border of an ornate waterfowl (crane) scene. In the center there is a large woven stylized medallion with two birds located in the center. At either end there is 2.250" long self-fringe. The right and left edge have been left unfinished.

Image of Scarf, Bureau - 1988.39.6

Scarf, Bureau - 1988.39.6

A manufactured bureau scarf made out of a bleached damask woven linen. At either end there is woven red cotton borders of a stylized floral and geometric design with 3.00" long knotted self-fringe. There is cream cotton patch job above one of the borders. The right and left edges have been left unfinished.

Image of Doily - 1988.39.7

Doily - 1988.39.7

A doily made out of a bleached plain weave linen. There is a red cotton woven damask border. All four sides have a 1.50" long self-fringe.

Image of Undershirt - 1992.12.1

Undershirt - 1992.12.1

A ladies manufactured machine knitted undershirt or body. The shirt is made out of cream cotton with a rounded neckline trimmed with a 1.250" wide crochet trim along. There is also a white cotton tape drawstring inserted into the collar trim. The shirt has a three button placket down the front center, and the proper left side of the placket is trimmed with the same crochet. The sleeves are set into the arm syce and are long and straight, with a gusset attachment from the body to the sleeve. The shirt sees to be tailored to hug the body.

Image of Petticoat - 1992.12.4

Petticoat - 1992.12.4

A ladies or young girl's handstitched petticoat made out of plain white cotton. There is a wide yoke, which attaches to another panel with cartridge pleating along the seam. From about knee length to the hem, there is horizontal bands of hand stitching that encircle the petticoat. Attached to the bottom of the hem is a 2.00" wide white cotton lace trim. There should be a two button closure at the back of the waist, but both buttons are missing.

Image of Shirtwaist - 1992.12.5

Shirtwaist - 1992.12.5

A ladies shirtwaist comprised of plain white cotton and lace insertions. The shirtwaist has a yoke and collar made out of bands of delicate lace netting with cotton crochet trimming. A floral tatted trim is attache to the edge of the neckline. Framing the inset lace collar are two wide tucks, on either side, that fan out after the shoulder line. The center panel consists of two wide panels of the crochet trim, flanked by the lace netting, with two additional lace netting insertions in the middle. The sleeves are set into the arm syce and are three quarter length with an attached 3.00' wide decorative cuff, made out of same cotton crochet trimming, interspersed with the lace netting and the ta

Image of Underskirt - 1992.12.7

Underskirt - 1992.12.7

A child's underskirt comprised of a 4.750" wide white cotton waistband with no closures. The waistband is attached to a cream cotton flannel skirt, with cartridge pleating along the seam. Along the hem there is an attached 1.50" long cream wool crochet scalloped trim.

Image of Slip - 1992.12.9

Slip - 1992.12.9

A child's slip or winter under dress. The top of the dress is made out of a light brown glazed cotton with a rounded scooped neckline and wide straps. There are four buttons on the back of the top. The dress has a slightly higher waist seam than the normal waistline. There is box pleating at the attachment of the wide burgundy novelty woven wool skirt. The slip is machine constructed with hand finishing details.

Image of Apron - 1992.12.18

Apron - 1992.12.18

A ladies handstitched apron made out of white starched cotton. There is an attached waistband that extends into self-fabric ties at the back. At the waist seam and attachment of the skirt, there is cartridge pleating. At the hem there is a red cotton embroidered zig zag line with a floral pattern embroidered along the hemline.

Image of Sunbonnet - 1992.12.25

Sunbonnet - 1992.12.25

A ladies sunbonnet made out of a white windowpane checked cotton lawn. The 6.50" wide brim is hand quilted. At the attachment of the crow there is a ruffle and cartridge pleating creating a puckered style to the crown. There are two self-fabric ties attached at the outer sides of the bonnet which tie in the bow at the base of the crown. Attached to the base of the crown and bottom of the brim is a 9.00" long skirt, including the 3/8" wide lace trim attached to the edge. There are two self-fabric ties attached to the inside sides of the brim averaging 14.00" long.

Image of Sunbonnet - 1992.12.28

Sunbonnet - 1992.12.28

A ladies sunbonnet made out of a blue chambray cotton. The 6.00" wide brim is hand quilted with an attached 1.250" wide machine made cream lace trim along the front opening. At the attachment of the crow there is cartridge pleating creating a puckered style to the crown. Attached to the base of the crown and bottom of the brim is a 8.50" long skirt. There are two self-fabric ties attached to the inside sides of the brim averaging 15.00" long. A cotton tape drawstring has been inserted into the base of the crown.

Image of Shawl - 1992.12.31

Shawl - 1992.12.31

A ladies square shawl, probably a breakfast shawl, made out of a red, brown and taupe wool. The overall design is a small checked pattern which a larger check in each corner. All four sides havea 2.00'" long self-fringe.

Image of Tablecloth - 1992.12.32

Tablecloth - 1992.12.32

A rectangular jacquard tablecloth made out of natural and bleached white linen. The overall pattern is a rose design contrasted and an abstract cross with an eight-point star in the center. The tablecloth is reversible, with the colors being inverted; dark with light and light with dark.

Image of Mittens - 1992.12.35 ab

Mittens - 1992.12.35 ab

A pair of hand-knitted children's mittens made out of blue wool.

Image of Gloves - 1992.12.36 ab

Gloves - 1992.12.36 ab

A pair of machine made ladies gloves comprised of a cream jersey nylon knit. There are three decorative stitched points on the outside of the gloves. The gloves are elbow length and have two covered buttons on the inside seam.

Image of Purse - 1992.12.37

Purse - 1992.12.37

A ladies homemade purse made out of natural colored cotton crocheted. There are three bands of mustard yellow satin ribbons woven into the knit of the crochet cotton. The edge all have a scalloped shell design. There is a long opening in the middle, running the entire width of the purse.