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Little girl's dress

  • Place of origin:

    United States of America (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1960 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Love (brand name)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed lawn, muslin and machine made lace, machine stitched and hand stitched

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. and Mrs. Ruben

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Little girl's dress of unlined pale blue lawn with a patterned vertical line in the weave and printed with a sprigged pattern of stylized red roses with black and grey foliage. The dress has a rounded neck with a Peter Pan collar of pale blue muslin edged with machine made lace, and puffed sleeves of self fabric; the gathered skirt is attached to the bodice at the waist. At the front of the waistband is a lace-edged half oval of pale blue muslin to match the collar, trimmed with a bow of narrow red velveteen ribbon. The garment fastens at the back with four white plastic buttons and stitched buttonholes, and ties of self fabric (one with a carrying loop) attached at the waist sides.

Place of Origin

United States of America (made)


ca.1960 (made)


Love (brand name)

Materials and Techniques

Printed lawn, muslin and machine made lace, machine stitched and hand stitched

Marks and inscriptions

Love (above a row of hearts)
Label; inside neck back; weaving; thread

11.1/ Size 4
Label; inside neck back; printing; printing ink


Length: 48 cm centre back below collar

Object history note

Worn by the donors' younger daughter Isabelle Ruben (born 1956)

Descriptive line

Little girl's dress of pale blue rose-sprigged lawn; United States of America, ca.1960

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail


Lawn; Muslin; Machine made lace


Printing; Machine stitching; Hand stitching

Subjects depicted

Stylized flowers


Children & Childhood; Children's clothes

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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