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Dress

American
about 1850


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

Center front: 130.8 cm (51 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

52.1149

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (plaid silk taffeta), silk velvet, cotton plain weave lining, metal hooks and eyes

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A dress of taffeta in woven plaid of black, white, green, and red; fitted and boned bodice in deep point center flaring low cut neckline, short straight sleeves edged with plaid velvet ribbon band, fullness of skirt pleated in center front, gathered rest of way around skirt; fabric tending to crack and wear wherever black appears, especially on bottom edge and at hemline

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb