Thoughtful musings on various topics by interesting people at Blithewold
12-Year-Old Marjorie Van Wickle’s Dress, c1895
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 |
This pale green child’s dress was worn by Marjorie Van Wickle when she was 12 years old. The dress was made by B. Altman Co., New York. It has a high-waisted lined bodice with a … Read more.
Pink Party Dress
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 |
Marjorie Van Wickle’s Party Dress, 1903 Marjorie Van Wickle had this party dress made in Vienna when she visited in 1903 as part of her Grand Tour. It was designed and constructed by Drecoll’s, the … Read more.
Costume Conservation Continues
Thursday, May 30, 2013 |
One of the most exciting days in my tenure at Blithewold was the day Bessie Van Wickle McKee’s collection of fine gowns returned permanently to Blithewold from Boston where they had been in safe keeping … Read more.