Katharine Bixby Hotchkis
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Silk Evening Dress, ca. 1923
On Loan from Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens. Gift of Joan Montgomery Hotchkis
This custom-made dress belonged to Katharine Bixby Hotchkis. In her diary she wrote about living in two worlds: cattle ranching by day, and attending high society social events by night.
Dresser Set, ca. 1930
On Loan from Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens. Gift of Dr. Paula Foster Chambers
Sterling silver hand mirror, hair brush, and jar from a twelve-piece dresser set that belonged to Katharine Bixby Hotchkis. All items are monogrammed “KBH” and were likely received as a wedding gift. Set was made by R. Blackinton & Co.