Dorothy Gibson: Star Style

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Dorothy Gibson: Star Style

Model and actress Dorothy Gibson and her mother, Pauline C. Gibson, filed suit against the White Star Line for recovery of property they lost on Titanic. Their damage claims were fairly modest, compared to other female petitioners, amounting to $2,382.75 for Dorothy and $1, 485.75 for Pauline.

Below is the inventory for Dorothy's luggage.
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1 evening dress (black and gold) .... $150
1 evening dress (white and gold) .... $150
1 evening dress (pink and gold) .... $100
1 afternoon dress (grey) .... $75
1 afternoon dress (champagne) .... $65
1 taffeta dress .... $30
1 black charmeuse .... $40
1 blue silk .... $45
1 silk suit .... $85
1 cloth suit .... $75
1 velvet suit .... $100
1 pink chiffon and lace waist .... $30
1 blue chiffon and lace waist .... $20
1 messaline waist .... $15
1 Irish crochet waist .... $25
1 Irish crochet waist .... $18
1 Irish crochet waist .... $15
1 Irish lace collar .... $35
Cuffs Irish lace .... $5
1 Maltese collar .... $15
1 kimono .... $18
1 kimono .... $7
1 kimono .... $3
4 waists (white) .... $10
Underwear .... $100
1 1/2 doz silk stockings .... $25
1 pair high shoes .... $8
2 pairs pumps .... $12
1 pair blacks atin slippers .... $6
Steel buckles .... $8
1 pair white satin slippers .... $8
1 pair rhinestone buckles .... $9
1 hat .... $40
1 hat .... $18
1 hat .... $12
1 bag .... $12
1 dressing bag (filled) .... $30
Pictures, etc .... $10
1 1/2 do long gloves .... $54
3 doz short gloves .... $40
Underwear as gifts .... $75
Gold watch .... $45
5 shirt waists .... $18
3 doz handkerchiefs .... $28
2 doz handkerchiefs .... $7
1 umbrella .... $8
Toilet accessories .... $15
Books .... $15
Silver Purse .... $50
Gold watch .... $36
Slippers .... $4
Ingersoll watch .... $3.75
1 diamond crescent 13 stones .... $150
1 silk underskirt .... $6
1 hair ornament .... $5
1 barette - 2 large pins .... $3
1 trunk .... $20
1 muff .... $300
2 Irish crochet lace shirtwaists .... $65

Total: $2,382.75
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Represented by Alexander Betts of Hunt, Hill and Betts, Dorothy Gibson's claim was filed on 31 Jan. 1913. Her mother's case was filed ten days previous.

(This document and additional information supplied by Daniel Klistorner, Australia)

Related Biographies:
Pauline Caroline Gibson
Dorothy Winifred Gibson

Contributor
Randy Bryan Bigham
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