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Dress

American
about 1838


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

125 cm (49 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.566

Medium or Technique

Silk; Printed challis

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dress of cream-colored challis with plaid of cream-colored silk with printed polychrome design of decorative autumn leaves; fitted bodice, pointed in front, folds of self material across front below widely flaring neck; short sleeves trimmed with flaring neck; short sleeves trimmed with puffs of same material; full skirt with fullness pleated into waist all around; folds and seams finished with white silk piping; silk rotting out; a number of breaks; a few stains; a number of small moth holes; said to have been worn by Mary Eleanor Howe.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lois Lilley Howe