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Catalog Number 2006.158.002
Description Woman's Collar, 1930. Off white silk/rayon/polyester blend? collar with cotton scalloped edging. Includes snap fastener. In the middle of inner collar, on a white tag, machine embroidered, in black, the text reads "Eleanor Brenner for / brenner bees". The text "Eleanor Brenner" is in fancy lettering. The text "for" is smaller than the text above. The text "brenner bees" is in bold and in medium lettering. Next to the text "brenner bees", is a small yellow bee. Below the white tag, in one separate small tag attached to the bottom center of the collar, in black and bold, the text reads "L". Next to the the separate small tag, is another separate small tag in black and bold lettering that reads "DRY CLEAN ONLY". Six additional snaps on back.
Object Name Collar
Collection 3D - Clothing
Title Woman's Collar, 1930
Date 1930
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text "Eleanor Brenner for / brenner bees" (Machine embroidered in black in the middle of inner collar on a white tag with the text "Eleanor Brenner" is in fancy lettering, the text "for" is smaller than the text above, and the text "brenner bees" is in bold and in medium lettering)

"L" & "DRY CLEAN ONLY" (Machine embroidered in black and bold lettering below the white tag attached to the bottom center of the collar)
Provenance
Notes "In clothing, a collar is the part of a shirt, dress, coat or blouse that fastens around or frames the neck. Among clothing construction professionals, a collar is differentiated from other necklines such as revers and lapels, by being made from a separate piece of fabric, rather than a folded or cut part of the same piece of fabric used for the main body of the garment.
A collar may be permanently attached to the main body of the garment (e.g. by stitching) or detachable…The Oxford English Dictionary traces collar in its modern meaning to c. 1300. Today's shirt collars descend from the ruffle created by the drawstring at the neck of the medieval chemise, through the Elizabethan ruff and its successors, the whisk collar and falling band. Separate collars exist alongside attached collars since the mid-16th century, usually to allow starching and other fine finishing.
During the Edwardian period and sporadically thereafter, ornamental collars were worn as a form of jewelry." [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collar_(clothing) 4/3/2017]
Dimensions H-4.75 W-30.25 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Women's Fashion
Women's Fashion Accessories
Subjects Clothing & dress
Collars