This silk evening dress has a chiffon overlay which is covered by elaborately trimmed black net. There is lace at the neckline and the dress has lace undersleeves. There is needlework at the center front of the boned bodice and also on the back of the dress near the hem. A large tassel can also be seen on the back of the dress near the hem. Features that indicate this dress is from the 1910s are the Greek-inspired style and the straight silhouette.
circa 1911 – 1912
Silk, chiffon, net, lace
Current Location Status:
Gift Of Estate Of Henry Idema
(August 6 2016 – January 7 2017)
Estate of Henry IdemaHenry Idema of Grand Rapids, Michigan was born in 1856 to Henry Idema and Frances Vanderploeg. He was a banker and was Chairman of the Board of Old Kent Bank since 1908. He was also the Vice President of the Michigan Trust Company. On February 3rd, 1880 he married Annie Doornink and together they had three children: Chester F. Idema, Walter D. Idema, and Edward H. Idema. He passed away on January 5th,1951 and is buried at Woodlawn Cemetary in Grand Rapids, Michigan.