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This childhood dress of Avis Chitwood is made of brown and rust-colored silk. Chitwood grew up in Mound City, Kansas, and took an early interest in art. As she aged, she took classes in watercolor and china painting, etching, and architectural design. The works she produced were displayed in exhibitions and won awards and honors. One of her etchings was displayed at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Chitwood gave this dress to her niece, Janice Gartrell, who donated it to the museum.
Date: between 1897 and 1900
Item Number: 221682
KSHS Identifier: 2009.25.1
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Artists
Collections - Museum
Date - 1890s
Objects and Artifacts - Personal Artifacts - Clothing - Clothing, Outerwear - Dress - Child's
People - Notable Kansans - Chitwood, Avis, 1893-1994
Places - Cities and towns - Mound City
Places - Counties - Linn
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts