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Object Name: Stole or scarf
Date: 1860-1880
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Medium: Silk
Dimensions: Overall: 3/8 x 66 x 19 1/2 in. ( 1 x 167.6 x 49.5 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Handmade black taffeta stole with dropped, curved back; floral, leaf and scroll pattern embroidered throughout, outside edges trimmed with handmade bobbin lace with scalloped, beaded edge; stole lined with black satin.
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Helen Phelps Stokes through Mrs. Robert Hunter
Object Number: 1946.128
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This stole belonged to Helen Phelps Stokes (Mrs. James Stokes) of New York City. Her husband was a merchant, banker, and a large real estate owner; he was the founder of the Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, and the first treasurer of the board of trustees of the YMCA.