Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Dress belonging to Etta Moten Barnett

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Stanley Korshak, American, founded 1909  Search this
Owned by:
Etta Moten Barnett, American, 1901 - 2004  Search this
Medium:
cloth and metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 56 1/4 × 18 7/8 in. (142.8 × 48 cm)
Type:
dresses
Place purchased:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1960-1980
Description:
This is a patterned dress that Etta Moten Barnett wore in in a photograph by Van der Zee. The long dress has long bell sleeves and a high neckline. It has a thin patterned outer layer and a black lining. The outer layer has a black background with wide horizontal sections of pattern. Each horizontal section is banded at top and bottom by a double line of small blue flowers with a red center, or a double line of small red flowers with a blue center. In between are lines of small white flowers with a red center in a wave pattern and large red flowers with centers scattered throughout. There is a black fabric label sew inside the lining with white text that reads “STANLEY KORSHAK / CHICAGO.”
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
A2022.13.1.18
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
Rights assessment and proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Etta Moten Barnett Archive
Classification:
Clothing-Fashion
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53e8ae1eb-f0dc-4504-923a-b12a832283b8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_A2022.13.1.18