Popular History

charlestonmuseum:

Light green satin evening dress, c. 1932. This stylish gown with a magnificent Art Deco design rhinestone ornamentation on the back was worn by the donor’s sister, Eleanor Middleton Rutledge Hanson (1894-1966) for her second court visit at Buckingham Palace in 1932. There is a matching shoulder cape.

Eleanor met Annapolis graduate Ralph Trowbridge Hanson at the Charleston Navy Yards and married him in 1915. His Naval service took him to many posts, including London where he served at the assistant naval attaché at the American Embassy. While in England, the Hansons were commanded to appear twice at the Court of St. James while Andrew W. Mellon was the American Ambassador.

This dress is currently on exhibit in Charleston Couture. Come visit it for yourself!

(via oldrags)

  1. princess-dejah reblogged this from renquise
  2. renquise reblogged this from charlestonmuseum
  3. upintheatticus reblogged this from charlestonmuseum
  4. walkmeout reblogged this from charlestonmuseum
  5. iardacil reblogged this from charlestonmuseum
  6. tencoldducks reblogged this from mote-historie
  7. mote-historie reblogged this from charlestonmuseum
  8. ladybartley reblogged this from oldrags
  9. ffionnn reblogged this from meldatari
  10. mlabou29 reblogged this from meldatari
  11. jdelgado9494 reblogged this from charlestonmuseum
  12. missemilyspinach reblogged this from meldatari
  13. meldatari reblogged this from charlestonmuseum
  14. corsets-and-crazies reblogged this from oldrags
  15. caelestialis reblogged this from charlestonmuseum
  16. paradoxicaldarkling reblogged this from charlestonmuseum
  17. somethingsomethingclever reblogged this from vaco3m4
  18. vaco3m4 reblogged this from smokeandsong
  19. ladykatepercy reblogged this from smokeandsong
  20. smokeandsong reblogged this from smokeandsong
  21. weddingsandfashion reblogged this from tumblchorraden
  22. whenasinsilks reblogged this from oldrags
  23. fashioninspirationjournal reblogged this from oldrags
  24. frknielsen reblogged this from oldrags
  25. asylummind reblogged this from charlestonmuseum and added:
    Want
  26. woodantlers reblogged this from flirteuse
  27. allmyclosetspace reblogged this from timestar20