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Accession Number: 1979.3.7

Physical Description: Heavy blue fabric. Long sleeves with fluted pleat ruffles. Flared skirt with two rows of tiny fluted pleats. Trimmed with blue plaid shirring.

History of Object: Worn by Bertha Luzette Garman (1878-1974) in about 1888. She was born to George Wilson and Amanda Elizabeth (Zeigler) Garman in Bristol, Indiana. When she was three months old, the family homesteaded the Kill Creek area of Osborne County, where here farther worked as a carpenter. She and her sister attended the "Little Stoney" country school until high school, when they transferred to Osborne High School. In 1905 she married Ulysses George Hibbs.

Date: 1888

Dimensions (in cm): L: 23"; W: 27"

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Associations and Subjects

    Use, Place of: Osborne County (Kan.)
    Individual: Hibbs, Bertha L. Garman, 1878-1974
    Use, Place of: Kill Creek (Kan.)

Status: Inventoried

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