Three piece tailored long sleeved gown. Bodice buttons up front with painted mother of pearl buttons. Deep “V” neck draped collar. Tiny false pocket on left side of overdress with real, larger pocket on right. Bow detail on rear sides of over-dress. Satin band on bottom of over-dress above skirt pleating. Worn by Alice Kane when she married John McDonald in the late 1870s in Salt Lake City. The McDonalds and two of Alice’s brothers moved to Lemhi County in the early 1880s.
Beige lace, chiffon, and metallic embroidered full length princess style, one piece evening/ ball gown. Elbow length, double layered sleeves. Back panel leads into train. Honiton bobbin lace Battenberg and Irish crochet lace. Egyptian influence in embroidered motifs such as scarab/bird on bodice, lotus/ trumpet flower. Fleur de lis embroidered on back panel.
Two piece wedding ensemble including bodice and skirt. Bodice is two tones of maroon taffeta. Front center closure with 14 metal buttons featuring marcasite cluster with floral embellishment. Skirt is maroon taffeta and brocade. Self bustle at back with ruching in front panel. Four vertical panels of purple brocade, one at each hip and one at each side panel.
Worn by Wanda Richardson who enlisted on the 12th of June, 1943 at Greeley, Colorado. She was assigned as Yeoman 3rd class to the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington DC. She was promoted to Yeoman 2nd class and attended officer training school at Smith College. She was the second WAVE on the San Bruno, California base. She served for 2 years, 9 months.
Cream silk chiffon and gold lame, cocktail length gown with heavy beading and rhinestones throughout dress. Dropped waist and uneven draped hemline on sides. Inner slip is silk chiffon at bodice and gold lame at skirt.
Picture/Merry Widow hat with 6” wide brim. Large crown with drawstring lining for adjustable sizing. Crown is 7” deep and is covered with white ostrich feather plume and lily like blossoms. Trim of bleeding heart blossoms, green leaves and velvet stems lays across lilies. 21” across width of hat.
Gold metallic mesh cloche covered in gold metallic lace and edged in gold metallic trim. Front is decorated with ribbon flowers in various styles in green gold, yellow, red purple, and blue. Gold metallic ribbon and ribbon cluster on right front.
Khaki wool felt “Rough Rider” fedora from the Spanish American War. Brim of hat contains names of the men with whom Flora served. “B Company Idaho 82 1st Idaho” is also written on hat. Names of the places the company fought are also written on crown.
Purple brocade silk trapezoidal purse with carved ivory closure and two large purple tassels with Asian motifs on left and right side of closure. Ivory is intricately carved in an organic design. Purple cord handle. Tassels topped with purple knots interspersed with metallic knots.
Brown leather cowboy boots with cream cut out trim and cowboy riding a bucking bronco on both sides of each boot. Black leather toe and heel with yellow heart on front of both boots.
Beige silk toque covered with pheasant feathers. One feather on the right side projects upward about 10 inches above crown of the hat. Ribbon and beaded decoration on right front. Label reads “The Bonnet Shop Boise Idaho.”
Square toed, black and brown leather boots. High calf length boots with two striped fabric straps at top. Relatively high heel for men’s boot.
One piece princess style calf length wool plaid dress. Blue, red, yellow, and green plaid trimmed in black cording on bodice yoke, collar, cuff band, and at hips. Bottom of dress and cuffs are pleated. High neck buttons down front.
Complete cold weather ensemble which includes sheepskin and wool jacket, pants, mittens, boots, scarf, and bag. Label reads “Robert Comstock Original Design.” Designer Robert Comstock is an Idaho native who is credited with taking Ralph Lauren’s refinement of Western gear to a more elaborate and plush degree. Comfort is of high priority in Comstock’s designs. He has been designing menswear since the 1970’s. While he lives in Manhattan for most of the year, he still spends some time in Idaho.
Two piece blouse and skirt ensemble. Chambray skirt with large appliqued sunflowers. Bright applique is hand stitched with different kinds of embroidery stitches. Cream blouse features red and blue embroidery on button closure, pocket flaps, cuffs, and collar.
Two piece purple velvet suit. Jacket is double breasted with eight white buttons and faux pockets. Front of pant legs are split at hem to drape over foot. Label reads “Made in England for de Voss Ltd.” “Paul R” is written in pen under the pocket inside the jacket. “Paul” is also written in two places in the lining in the back of the jacket and pants.