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Object Name Dress
Catalog Number 1978.025.08
Description Evening dress of printed silk georgette. Black lace overskirt, yellow charmouse lining. Bakelite buckle marquisette and rhinestone, flutter sleeves, handkerchief hem. Beautiful lace in good condition. Drop waist. Hook and eye side closure.
Collection LCHS Clothing Collection
Year Range from 1925
Year Range to 1935
Provenance Barbara McMahon's father Brigadier General Frank Purdy Lahm was a passenger on the first flight with Wilbur and Orville Wright. He was the second military pilot and was stationed in Paris throughout his career. Barbara was also in Europe. This dress may have belong to Barbara's cousin Mary McConnel or her mother Gertrude.
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