This dress was purchased by Louise Sheldon Adams (Mrs. Thomas Means Adams) of Ashland, Kentucky. According to the donors, Mrs. Adams had ordered the dress, but never had a chance to wear it as she died shortly thereafter. However, usually dresses of this period were not ordered from a dressmaker unless you had visited them before and they had your measurements on file. So it is likely that Mrs. Adams visited Switzerland sometime in her life. Exhibited in the Hall of American Costume from 1964 to 1973.