Many clothes have stories to tell! And this lovely gown is no different.
To prove it, she arrived at our thrift shop with this note attached:
Nana Katie, Grampa Joe, Uncle Peter and Mommy all lived in Military Camp Borden. Grampa Joe was a colonel at the time (eventually a brigadier general). They had many balls and formal functions. Nana bought this dress in the basement of Filene’s in New York City for a fraction of the price. It is pure silk. At that time, Filene’s sold one-of-a-kind designer dresses in its basement and was very popular. Nana was the belle of the ball!