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Woman's paper "Souper Dress"

about 1967
Distributed by Campbell Soup Company (American, founded 1960s)

Object Place: United States


Other: CB 88.9 cm (35 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cellulose and cotton non-woven fabric, printed

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Sleeveless a-line dress of printed non-woven fabric (80% cellulose, 20% cotton), printed in overall pattern of Campbell’s soup cans, armholes and neck bound with black cotton bias tape. Size medium. Label reads “The Souper Dress. No Cleaning-No Washing-It’s Carefree…” Came with original mailing envelope, order form, and care instructions.


Purchased from family of original owner (a Campbell's Soup salesman) by Chris Burke, Somersworth, NH, ca. August 2002; Purchased at internet auction by the MFA, March 26, 2003

Credit Line

Lucy A. Morse Fund in memory of Kate Morse