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Photograph of a black blouse on a mannequin

Cotton lawn and silk chiffon, about 1913

Accession number 1967.187.118

Blouse of white cotton lawn, with small warp-printed floral pattern in pale pink, pale blue and green, covered with a layer of brown silk chiffon. Turned-over collar of white silk chiffon, machine-embroidered with pale blue silk roses and decorative edging.

Centre front hook and eye fastenings hidden by jabot of accordion-pleated brown silk chiffon. Pleated silk chiffon cuffs. Elasticated waistline.

Emily is pictured wearing this blouse in the family photograph below, which includes her eldest daughter, Elspeth (born 1911), aged about two.

Close-up photograph of the detail in the pattern