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Object Name Apron
Object ID # 1999.6.1
Creator Maker Unknown
Place of Origin probably Southeastern Pennsylvania
Date 1920 ca.
Material Cotton
Dimensions L-43 inches
Description A ladies handstitched pinafore apron made out a blue and white woven gingham cotton. The apron has a single centered panel with two attached 4.00" wide ruffles at the top, a self-fabric waistband with ties at the natural waist, and two side panels for the skirt, which gives the illusion of a gored skirt. There is an attached pocket on the proper right side. The apron closes with a hook and eye at the back neckline and a tie closure at the waist.


Work apron is made of blue and white checked gingham. A four inch cape at the shoulders tapers down to two inches at the front and back waist. The square neck has a 1/2" hem. The cape has a 1/4" hem. The apron is made of three panels, one long one in front and two shorter ones attached to the cape and back. The ties are attached to this. The ties measure 10" long and 2 1/4" wide. There is a 1/2" hem at the bottom. There is a slanted pocket on the right side. A few stains. Large hook and eye close at the back.
Provenance There is no information about the maker or origin of this piece, except that it comes out of the family of Sarah James of Upper Salford Township, Montgomery County.
Source Gift of Pearl Landis Hackett
Collection Clothing-Women's