Burgundy Silk Crepe Dresses with Gold Stenciling, Unknown Work, Denishawn (set of eleven)

Costume

Identifier
C-193_1-11
Date:
1920s
Description:
Eleven burgundy Greek style silk crepe dresses with an attached cape/shawl decorated with gold stenciling. Worn by female members of the Denishawn Company in an unknown work.

Item Details:
Each dress consists of a short bodice with a side hook and bar fastening. The knife pleated skirt falls from under the bust to mid calf length. From the shoulder straps is stitched a shawl in the same fabric also decorated with gold hand-painting. The skirt is decorated with a stenciled a lotus blossom pattern in gold. Possibly worn with headdresses C-216_1-6.

C-193_1 Inscribed in the cotton bodice with DMD, Dorothea and two unreadable names.
C-193_2 Inscribed in the cotton bodice with Esther, Grace Geissler and Ahda... - rest unreadable (Ahdah Van Rosen)
C-193_3 No cotton bodice, a cotton label is inscribed with Hallick.
C-193_4 The bodice has been stitched down, no names.
C-193_5 Inscribed in the cotton bodice with Pearl (Pearl Wheeler), Hellen, and Priscilla.
C-193_6 No cotton bodice, a cotton label is inscribed with Betty.
C-193_7 Inscribed in the cotton bodice with Madaline, Katherine ..? (Katherine Kropatkin) and Arginia...? unreadable.
C-193_8 The cotton bodice has been stitched down, inscribed with Bess Beckey, Gladys (Gladys Tinker), Mary Cole, Daphne and one unreadable name. 
C-193_9 No cotton bodice, a cotton label is inscribed with Howry (Mary Howry).
C-193_10 Inscribed in the cotton bodice with Kay and an readable name.
C-193_11 Inscribed with the name Lenore (possibly Lenore Hellekson).
Extent:
11
Medium:
Silk, Cotton, Metal

Related Entities
Pearl Wheeler (worn by)
(worn by)
(worn by)
(worn by)
Mary Howry (worn by)
Denishawn Company (worn by)
(worn by)
Related Objects
Orange and Gold Grecian Style Headbands/Headdresses, Unknown Work, Denishawn (set of seven)
Related collections
Ted Shawn Costume Collection
Related Storage Locations
Costume Box 033