Thursday, July 28, 2011
Thanks to the generosity of the Hammond Historical Society (near Black Lake in NY State), Singer Castle on Dark Island has a new display for visitors to view in the Great Hall. Visitors will be able to see a beautifully designed evening dress in early 1900s style displayed on a turn of the century dress form. The bodice of the dress laces in the back and is made of black velvet that is decorated with designs in black jet beading. The bustled skirt is constructed of a fine striped silk in a pale gold color. It is difficult to imagine the efforts that the ladies of that era would make to fit into a garment with such a tiny waist. On the hat rack a gentleman’s black beaver felt top hat, a ladies hat and a hand woven coverlet are on display.
The above dispatch and picture are direct from Dark Island. Click on the photo to see it larger.