Bling!: Gorgeous Gowns and Dazzling Dresses :
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circa 1925
Black silk crepe dress with red beading, rounded neckline with red glass beading, bodice over a long sleeved under bodice attached to the under and over skirts. Overskirt decorated with 15 rows of red glass beads. Wide crepe sash at waistline ties on the right side; right side closure with snaps and hook and eyes. Note in photo: Original underdress/sheath missing. Black slip purchased for exhibit purposes.

Donors claimed dress used by member of the Cook family, whose home the YWCA had purchased in 1929. After some research it is thought that the dress was possibly owned and used by the last resident of the Cook homestead Madge Christie, sister to Jennie Christie (Samuel A.) Cook.

Madge Christie: Listed in the 1910 census as being single and living with her sister, Earline and a servant. She was active in many social and community groups such as the Federation of Women's Club and a member on the Library Board. Madge also traveled extensively. Many newspaper accounts were found with her name attached as host or guest.

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