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
Medium or Technique
Silk satin and net
Not On View
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.
Gift of Mary Newbold Patterson Hale, (Mrs. Richard Walden Hale)