J. Walter Stevens’ competition entry for the Germania Bank, 6 West Fifth Street, St. Paul. Reproduced in Jeffrey A. Hess and Paul Clifford Larson, St. Paul’s Architecture (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006), 56.
Dress made out of butter cartons used at the 1965 Minnesota State Fair to promote the American Dairy Association of Minnesota. The dress has a Bertha collar and center back zipper; hook-and-eye closure at the collar; and a matching lined cape-let with a center front opening and plain rounded neckline edged in rick rack. A band with hidden buttons and snaps holds the cape and neckline in place. The A-line skirt has a waistline band with two plastic buttons and buttonholes in front and an inverted front pleat edged in rick rack. Round-cornered squares have been cut out from one-pound butter cartons representing various Minnesota creameries and machine-stitched onto the cape and skirt in horizontal rows to a stiffened interfacing.