Evening dress

American (Boston)
Mary Ruby (1864–1949)

Object Place: Boston, USA


151.5 x 41 cm (59 5/8 x 16 1/8 in.) approximate measurement taken flat for hanging storage

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin and net

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



American, Boston, Mary Ruby, 1938. Black satin sleeveless evening dress with fullness of upper bodice shirred into narrow central vertical band center front, V neck front and back, plain fitted midriff panel, full skirt slightly longer in back composed of large lozenge shaped panels of black satin set onto midriff on the bias, lower skirt of black net cut in circular panels attached to lozenges, placket with snaps at left side of seam.

Credit Line

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