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Women's dress, circa 1920s

Identifier: C.2020.003 A,B

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 1920s

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

Color: pale yellow, orange; Main Pattern: solid; Other Materials: beads, fake pearl; beads, clear glass; snaps, metal; Neckline: scoop neck, orange gauze scarf; Sleeve: Sleeveless; Bodice: Straight, sheer, beading; Skirt: Straight, bright orange belt marks a dropped waistline, side slits at both side seams, left slit is tacked at 2 locations, decorated with vertical rows of silver beading; Closures: Right shoulder closure with 2 snaps, Right side closure at the hip with 3 snaps; Trims: Off-white pearls, clear glass beads, bright orange belt, bright orange bow; Textile: Woven (not polyester or silk)

Repository Details

Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository

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