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Dress of ashes of roses heavy silk crèpe

American (Boston)
Made by Mary Ruby (1864–1949)

Object Place: Boston, [New England, Massachusetts], USA


130 x 68 cm (51 3/16 x 26 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk crèpe pleated with black jet beaded embroidery, silk binding tape, and metal snap closures

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Rather straight cut bodice buttoned down center back, elbow length straight sleeves, high round neck, skirt pleated finely all around, string tie sash around waist, black jet beaded flowers embroidered around neck, at waistline, in front, on sleeve edges.

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Newbold Patterson Hale, (Mrs. Richard Walden Hale)