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An overdress of reddish-purple velvet

about 1895
Maker Mme. George

Object Place: United States


110.8 cm (43 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk; velvet

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



An overdress of reddish-purple velvet; hooked to waist down center front, long leg-of-mutton sleeves, cut across center front back waistcoat and finished with six large cut steel buttons, long skirt at sides and back with center back seam open, fullness in pleats at center back, short standing collar all around deep turned back collar all around deep turned back collar at back only, boned with upper part lined with cotton, skirt lined with striped reddish-purple silk, on waistband woven label: Mme. George, Baltimore Md.

Credit Line

Gift of Gordon Abbott, Mrs. George L. Batchelder, Jr., and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop