Bling!: Gorgeous Gowns and Dazzling Dresses :
Object Name:
Dress
Object ID:
2001.95.2
Date:
1920-1930
Year Range from:
1920
Year Range to:
1930
Owned:
Meyer, Meta E. Stryzewski
Used:
Meyer, Meta E. Stryzewski/Singing at funerals
Description:
Black crepe, knee length dress; boat neckline; long set in sleeves ending in a partially attached 1 inch cuff to which a V shaped edge of the sleeve is attached; bodice attached to skirt at hip; right front bodice overlaps left bodice to form closure that extends from shoulder to waist seam; 13 snaps form closure; dress back is one piece that extends from neckline to hem; fabric tie encircles dress at hips and is fastened in a bow on the left side; front skirt is attached to front bodice at hip; skirt overlaps on left side and is attached with 2 snaps where skirt meets bodice; decorative small black beads sewn to the fabric cover the front, back and sleeves; gold colored threads sewn among the beads form 2-3 inch flowers; 2 rows of beads and flowers extend down the left side of the skirt.

Meta E. Stryzewski Meyer (1896-1965) wore this dress when she sang at funerals. Prior to her marriage (1930) she worked as a cashier at the Henderson-Hoyt Company. This dress may have come from that store. After her marriage Meta worked in the office of the former Oshkosh Clinic of Doctors offices on Jefferson Street and finally in the office at Newman's on Main Street.

Marriage announcement: Oshkosh Northwestern 6/19/1930 p. 8
Events Meta sang at:
Oshkosh Northwestern: 11/16/1925 p. 5, 25th wedding anniversary
Oshkosh Northwestern: 2/18/1926 p. 4, funeral of Herman Ruechel
Oshkosh Northwestern: 5/15/1920 p. 4, Luther League program
Meta as a bridesmaid: Oshkosh Northwestern 7/25/1925 p. 4
Meta in mock program wedding Oshkosh Northwestern 8/1916


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Meta circa 1948 P2001.95.1Meta circa 1948 P2001.95.1