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Title: Dickie
Identifier: X964.96.1
Donor: Unknown
Item Date: 1920-1930
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: Beige insert for woman's dress or coat with 4.0 cm wide mandarin collar edged in lace. The dickie is made by machine with some hand-sewing and lined with fine muslin enclosing all seams. Eight dome fasteners or snaps fasten the insert. There are thread remnants at the placement of each snap which indicates buttons were attached as decoration. In two places, grey and black thread is remaining where the dickie, perhaps, was tacked in place when wearing.

"A dickie (sometimes known as a tuxedo front or tux front) is a type of false shirt-front designed to be worn with a tuxedo or men's white tie, usually attached to the collar and then tucked into the cummerbund. Dickies were not only used with men's tuxedos, but women wore them also under dresses and jackets. In this case it added a presumably higher collar than the jacket or dress, without having to do any alterations." _http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dickie_
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