Mexican Dress
Mexican dress of natural calico. Embroiderd in red with a design of stylized animals and figures and geometric shapes. Smock shape with short sleeves, patch pockets and square neck.. Date: 1987 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Mothercare Photocube
Photocube; white plastic with black base. Comprises perspex covered frames for 5 photographs with green inner linings (3 covers missing). Base impressed: Mothercare. Maker: Mothercare. Date: 1960 - 1969 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Black Leather Handbag with Gas Mask
Black leather handbag with compartment for gas mask. Lined in black silk with pocket and small purse with gilt clasp attached. Two handles; flap to close secured by large press stud. Front section lifts to reveal compartment for gas mask (enclosed) also secured by two press studs.. Date: 1939 - 1945 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Black Courtelle Mini Dress with Orange and Cream Stripes
Black Courtelle mini dress with broad orange and cream stripe b elow the bust. Sleeveless and scoop-neck. Maker: Etam. Date: 1960 - 1969 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Black Taffeta Bustier
Black taffeta bustier; cups edged in black net. Chevron embroidery to front panel; single elastic panel to back.Satin non-adjustable straps; fastened at back with seven metal hooks. - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Multi-Coloured Floral Bag with Wooden Handle
Multi-coloured floral bag with wooden handles; made from furnishing fabric with metallic braid decorating the seam between bag and handle. Two hinged wooden handle with wooden catch (broken) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Bright blue Dreamspun dress
Bright blue double knit jersey 'Dreamspun' dress. Plain round neck, three quarter length sleeves, straight skirt. Curved seams at bodice front. Made as separate bodice and skirt and joined to look like loose top over skirt. Two small navy ribbon bows at front of waist. Skirt lined.. Maker: Kashmoor. Date: 1960 - 1965 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Black Widows Cape
Black widow's cape; satin, edged with silk ruffles. High neck edged in silk ruffles to form a ruff. Black satin bows at back and front of neck; black bugle beads around the shoulders and looped design all around cape. Lined in black satin. Crepe and net around beadwork (now frayed and loose).. Date: 1890 - 1899 (late) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Green and Blue Cotton Horrockses Sundress
Cotton sundress with narrow straps; shaped and boned bodice lined with calico. Metal zip to centre back. Full gathered skirt with panel detail and large bow to side of waist. Skirt is lined with calico together with white nylon underskirt. Label: 16 Horrockses Made in England. Maker: Horrockses. Date: 1950 - 1959 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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White knitted Orlon and Antron mini dress
White knitted Orlon and Antron mini dress. Plain straight shift-shaped mini dress, with 'V; neck and short sleeves. Red anchor motif on left breast. Maker: Marks and Spencer. Date: 1960 (circa) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Padded Puffa Jacket
Patterned 'puffa' style jacket: large, bold paisley type pattern in pale pink, white, fuschia, pale blue, navy blue and mustard. High stand collar, Front zip (plastic) runs length of coat; two zipped front pockets. Lined in black; zipped inner pockets. Label (sewn in): FUCHS SCHMITT DAUNE. Maker: Fuchs Schmitt Daune. Date: 2006 (circa) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Nut-Brown Utility-Style Dress
Nut brown Utility-style dresswith self-coloured embroidery decoration with small shoulder pads; three-quarter sleeves with turn-back cuffs. Short metal zip to centre back and another in side seam. Belt loops (belt missing). Maker: Oakenfolds. Date: 1940 - 1949 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Desk Lamp
Small desk lamp with cream dome-shaped base and black press button switch. Chrome support which extends in three sections. Small light in white plastic shade which angles up and down.. Date: 1960 (circa) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Small Beaded Purse
Small beaded purse; decorated gilt top and clasp with a small metal ring at the centre of one side. Fully lined with tan silk. Beadwork depicts image of a church in landscape with symbols below and there is a small ball of beads at the base. - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Black Satin Evening Dress
Long black satin evening dress; raised waist,scoop neck, short sleeves trimmed with looped bugle beads. Skirt gathered into bodice, long zip to back, fully lined. Maker: Berkatex. Date: 1960 - 1969 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Wedding Dress
White wedding dress; long with built-in train. Square cut neck, cut to form sweetheatrt neckline; roll collar from outer edges of neck around back neck. Bodice is darted to bust and from waist at back and cut to a point at centre front. Skirt is cut in panels and softly pleated at either side of centre front. Hem is machined. Metal zip to LHS,. Long tapering sleeves ending in points over back of hand. Rouleaux loops (x6) and buttons (removed) at wrist.. Date: 1954 - from the The Betty Smithers D
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Black and Cream Full-Length Evening Dress
Black and cream full-length evening dress; spaghetti straps. Two underskirts of calico and synthetic fabric. Dress is made of two layers of fine cream net overlaid with tiers of balck net with scalloped edging and star design. Black velevet ribbon trim beween each tier. Black net only stitched at top, loose at bottom. Shaped bodice with smaller tiers and black velvet bow at neckline. Full skirt, metal side zip.. Maker: Marldena - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire Uni
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Whitework dress with broiderie anglaise
Whitework dress with broiderie anglaise, high neck, long sleeves, full length, back fastening with press studs, buttons and hooks and eyes, wire supports for neck. Date: 1907 - 1915 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Selection of American Complementary Postcards
Selection of seven postcards from American hotels showing Art Deco inluences in the buildings and cars. 1. The Deco District. 2. Penguin Hotel. 3.Park Central Hotel. 4. Century Hotel. 5.The Deco District. 6.The deco District )duplicate of 1. 7. The Ocean Drive Miami Beach. - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Oxblood PVC Raincoat
Oxblood plastic raincoat, made by donor. Lined with Heals fabric in gold, brown and maroon geometric cotton fabric. 3/4 length, top-stitched with slashed pockets (lined) to each front. Fastened with velcro to centre front. Stand collar and metal chain loop to inside centre back neck.. Date: 1960 - 1969 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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