Rare Early 1930s Glengyle Formal-Knits Skirt Set with Original Belt & NRA Code Label
In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced Americans to the National Recovery Agency as part of his First New Deal. The NRA was designed to bring industry, labor and government together to establish codes for fair practices and set prices. It also established a set minimum wage and maximum weekly hours laborers could work.
The NRA was very popular with workers. Business who supported the NRA would post its iconic blue eagle symbol in their shop windows and on their packages. Blue Eagle NRA labels also were sewn into clothing produced at the time.
In 1935, the U. Supreme Court declared the NRA unconstitutional, ruling that it infringed upon the separation of powers under the U. Constitution and all NRA operations ceased.
Today, items with the NRA label (only used between 1933 and 1935) have become highly sought after.
This colorful crocheted set is unique in the fact that not only does it have the NRA code label but also that it was a manufactured set, when most were handmade.
Perfect for Fall Art Deco events (or everyday wear), this lovely ensemble is hand crocheted in a beautiful loden green colored rayon blend thread. Unlike the heavier knits of the era, the fineness of the thread makes this dress breathable with almost a lace-like quality.
Blouse is long sleeved with a banded waist and cuffs. It has an amazing and intricate tri-color wrap collar with a beautiful leaf design.
Skirt has a denser weave and is fitted through the hip. It is hemmed in a zig-zag weave pattern. Waistband is finished with silk ribbon giving it no stretch. It fastens with side snaps.
Set comes with original matching belt.
Bust: 40" - 46"
Hips: Up to 46"
Skirt Length: 35"
Label: Glengyle Formal-Knits; NRA Knitted Outerwear Code Authority
Brass belt buckle has a few light scratches.
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