Liberty & Co. taupe silk-faille dress with paisley print at hem. Lace net with floral embroidery under-bodice with standing collar. Worn by Mary George White Bates (1885–1963). After graduating in 1907 from the Woman’s College of Baltimore City, today known as Goucher College, she enrolled at John Hopkins University and graduated in 1913 as the institution’s first woman to earn a higher degree in philosophy. In 1910, she briefly left Hopkins to study abroad in Germany at the University of Breslau (now Wrocław in Poland), where she was the first American woman ever admitted.