White linen blouse with inset of open-work lace on down the front, on the neck, shoulders and lower part of sleeve; a finer lace is sewn to the edge on the inset and on the collar, black grosgrain ribbon bow at neck with three rows of ruffles which extend over the sleeves. Sleeves are made of lace with floral design and have a finer lace edging around each sleeve end. Blouse has high collar of lace supported by some type of stays and white pearl buttons on the back and a short tie as well. Belonged to Bessie Adell Bird, Ella Elgar Dumont's daughter.
Length: 21 in (53.13 cm) ; Sleeve Length: 16 in (40.48 cm)
Place of Origin
Gift to Texas Memorial Museum from Kerrie Hyman, 2009.