Woman's skirt

about 1912
Possibly designed by Brooks (American (Philadelphia, PA), by 1911)

Place of Use: Philadelphia, Pensylvania, United States


Height x width (waistband): 35 in. (88.9 cm) Center back (skirt): 101.6 cm (40 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin; silk plain weave; mother of pearl; metal

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White silk satin skirt printed with pink tulips over blue rectangular shapes. Ribbed waistband with five hook and eye closures on right hip. Two slit pockets lined with silk plain weave. Separate matching waistband with two snaps and four mother of pearl buttons, each painted with two small pink flowers.


Collection of Ella Spendly McLanahan, PA; 1942, by inheritance to her grandson, Mr. John King McLanahan Stevens, PA; by descent to Stevens' wife, Carol B. Stevens, Hollidaysburg, PA, and Brooks Stevens Stamm, Kenneshaw, GA; gift of Stevens and Stamm to the MFA (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Carol B. Stevens and Brooks Stamm