A 1910s cotton lawn nightdress which was reputedly worn on the Titanic

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A 1910s cotton lawn nightdress which was reputedly worn on the Titanic

£ 1,000 - 1,500
US$ 1,200 - 1,900
A 1910s cotton lawn nightdress which was reputedly worn on the Titanic
Of fine cream cotton lawn, the bodice of floral embroidered lawn squares interspersed and edged with machine-made lace, with a satin ribbon tie at the neckline and raised waist, with associated paperwork.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The nightdress was reputedly worn on the Titanic by Mrs Frederick Joel Swift, née Margaret Welles Barron (b. September 30th 1865, d. April 29th 1948) who escaped in lifeboat 8 along with two friends. The nightdress was inherited by a niece of Mrs Swift with a pair of stockings and bloomers that were all accompanied by a handwritten note stating 'Worn on Titanic'.
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A 1910s cotton lawn nightdress which was reputedly worn on the Titanic
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