early 20th c

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TRAINED HIGH NECK LACE on NET TEA GOWN, EARLY 20th C. 

Cream cotton net, the floral decorated bodice having lace neck insert and trim to three quarter sleeve, lappet front, back hook and eye closure, skirt embroidered with bands of clover alternating with ribbons, roses and lace insertion above scrolling border and deep hem flounce.

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TRAINED LACE on NET WEDDING GOWN, EARLY 20th C. 

Boned bodice with short puffed sleeve gathered into a wide band trimmed with ribbon and two rhinestone circles, open neck and back with rhinestone and bow details, full skirt with double scalloped hem, decorated with lace swags, medallions and floral sprays, lined in cream taffeta, back hook & eye closures

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HEAVY SILK WALKING SUIT with UNUSUAL TRIM, EARLY 20th C. Dress and jacket of natural ottoman lavishly trimmed with black piped scallops, 84 self buttons, blue Chinese figural embroidered silk. High neck dress having handmade bobbin lace undersleeves and bodice trim, black satin cummerbund, Chinese silk insert, two large brass portrait buttons at back waist. Jacket with deep cuff, faux pockets, Chinese silk faux vest.

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CultureSOUL: African Americans - Early 20th Century - c. 1900s-1910s

  1. Group portrait c. 1900 
  2. Family c. 1900s
  3. San Francisco, California c. 1906. Photo by Arnold Genthe
  4. Original photo inscribed “Thanksgiving, 1912”
  5. Elf and Annie Jones Family, c. 1914
  6. Great Plains, c. 1910s, Lincoln, Nebraska

I found a bunch of piano pieces by early 20th C composers that were written “for children” (which is perfect because I am a 20 year old child) but they were all like “What is a child? What do children like?” so all the pieces have names like “Pillow Dance” or “A Funny Event” or “Play Song” or my personal favourite, “20 Clowns”