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  • Satin cape [Object]

    Cream silk satin cape made for Beatrice Benjamin Cartwright for her presentation at the Court of St. James in 1924. Strict rules governed the colour and shape of these court...

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  • Beatrice Pratt Gibson Cartwright McEvoy (1889 – 1956) [Object]

    The much married mother of the American Museum’s founder, Dr. Dallas Pratt, is here portrayed in her famous emeralds and pearls by Reynaldo de Luza. Born in Lima, Peru, the...

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  • Cotton Kerchief [Object]

    This cotton kerchief belonged to Nancy Burns (1800 - 1849). She was a freed slave who found work as a house servant. The scarf is displayed at the Museum alongside...

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  • Daffodil Dress and Underskirt [Object]

    A beige silk dress, lined with yellow silk satin and yellow underskirt. The dress is hand embroidered with daffodils. Small glass beads form the centre of the flowers. The gown...

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