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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Worn by:
Marie Monroe, American, 1905 - 1923  Search this
Medium:
rayon
Dimensions:
H x W x D (on form): 49 × 21 1/2 × 13 in. (124.5 × 54.6 × 33 cm)
H x W (flat): 50 × 17 in. (127 × 43.2 cm)
Type:
dresses
Place used:
Rosewood, Levy County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1923
Caption:
This dress belonged to Marie Monroe, a young woman who lived in Rosewood, Florida, during the 1923 Rosewood Massacre.
Description:
A green and cream checked A-line dress with black trimmings worn by Marie Monroe. The dress has a split-front neckline with a folded collar and straight-cut fitted sleeves that end below the elbow. The body of the dress is blousy and has a drop waist and pleated skirt with the hem falling mid-calf. The dress is made from a semi-sheer light green fabric with darker green and cream woven checks. Black woven tape is sewn in a rectangle around the split-neck, on the edges of the collar, in double lines on the cuffs of each sleeve, and around the drop waistline. The waist is scalloped, with two bottom points on the front and back at each side. The skirt has a box pleat extending from each of these points. The dress has no closure method, it slips on over the wearer's head. It is not lined.
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Communities  Search this
Families  Search this
Race riots  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sherry Sherrod DuPree
Object number:
2016.36
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c4b07b0d-da26-49d7-acd9-4718143b8b5d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.36