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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing and Accessories
Women's Clothing ➔ Dress

This military green dress is made of silk or rayon and has a V-neckline decorated with white crepe and loop trim. The sleeves are long and narrow with black loop trim on the cuffs as well as covered buttons. The skirt has two tiers that are trimmed with black loops. Features that are indicative of the late 1920s are the short hem, the V-neckline, the long sleeves, and the slightly narrow waist. 
Rayon or Silk, Trim, Crepe
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Gift Of Esther Booth
Hattie Carnegie Inc.
Hattie Carnegie was a famous fashion entrepreneur from New York City from the 1920s to the 1960s. She was born in Austria-Hungary and emigrated with her family to the United States. In 1909 she opened a hat-making business with Rose Roth who was a dressmaker. That was the beginning of Hattie Carnegie, Inc. 


Esther Irene Booth
Esther Irene Booth of Grand Rapids was a member of the founding family of Booth Newspapers. She was a niece of the late George Booth, founder of the newspaper group. Her father, the late Edmund Booth, was editor of the Grand Rapids Press and an officer of Booth Newspapers. For seven years during the Depression, Miss Booth was acting director of the Grand Rapids Art Gallery [now the Grand Rapids Art Museum]. She worked in the Red Cross in France during World War One. In World War II, she was chairman of the Red Cross citywide sewing center project in Grand Rapids. She also worked in the Veterans Hospital in Kalamazoo. Miss Booth was an honorary life trustee of Kent County Club. 

Source:  Obituary for Esther Booth, The Grand Rapids Press, July 12, 1984, page 6.

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