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1950s Dress

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | April 4, 2022

All this week we are celebrating the National Archives' release of the 1950 Federal Census by focusing on items from the 1950s in the MNHS collection!
This red satin brocade evening dress was retailed by Harold, Inc. of Minneapolis and worn by Susan Okie, circa 1950s. The dress features a sweetheart neckline and cap sleeves.
Learn more about the census here: https://www.archives.gov/research/census/1950