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Dress

American
About 1855–60


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

135.3 cm (53 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

54.1015

Medium or Technique

Silk, brocade

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Silk plaid dress in shades of brown, taupe, white and black, fitted bodice, button down front, high round neck, long bell shaped sleeves and short flounces at shoulder seam, both sleeves and flounces at shoulder seam, both sleeves and flounces edged with brocaded fringed ribbon, full skirt with fullness evenly distributed all the way around.

Provenance

Worn by donor's grandmother, Clarissa Harlowe Lewis (Mrs. Stephen SMith), born 1802, of Chatham, Mass.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Alice C. Smith