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Royal Stewart Dress
The bright red Royal Stewart tartan is one of the most iconic and classic plaids. The very same tartan was used to make an 1850s dressing gown, also in the exhibit. That rich silk uses a more subtle color palette than this bright fabric, woven 100 years later. Clevelander Emma Lincoln wore this dress during the 1950s. When not attending parties in fabulous fashions, she worked as a lawyer, mastered many languages, traveled the world, and raised a family. Emma was a remarkable woman, and her generosity to the WRHS will be remembered and treasured.
Worn in Cleveland by Emma Lincoln. Gift of Emma Lincoln, 2002.17.7. Featured in "Mad for Plaid" Exhibit.