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Women's dress, circa 1910s

Identifier: C1986.003.064

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

This collection includes digital photographs of select pieces of women's clothing designed in the 1910s through the 2010s from Ball State University's Mary Beeman Historic Costume Collection. Digital photographs were taken in 2009 and 2021.

A portion of the physical collection has been photographed and made available on the Digital Media Repository. (Click digital object link in red box to access.)


  • Creation: circa 1910s

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 0.2 Cubic Feet (1 small archival CD box)

From the Collection: 9.29 Gigabytes : digital images of 98 costumes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Materials Specific Details

Context and Period: This is a lingerie dress that was worn during the 1910s. This would be a dress that is worn during the day. Lingerie dresses were known to be somewhat simple in design with lace, ribbons, or ruffles.

Color: white; Main Pattern: solid; Other Materials: buttons; Neckline: high neck; Sleeve: 3/4-length, pintucks, small; cuffs, laces, ruffles; Bodice: Unlined, pintucks at the center front, decorative insertion lace details, waist is a wide band of insertion lace; Skirt: Floor length, decorated with bands of insertion lace and rows of pintucks; Closures: Center back closure with buttons and hook and eye; Trims: Lace; Textile: Lightweight cotton

Repository Details

Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA