Dress

American
About 1868


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

67 x 95 cm (26 3/8 x 37 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

52.1653

Medium or Technique

Alpaca, velvet ribbon and covered buttons, silk tassels, cotton linen inner bodice, glazed cotton lining, and metal closure

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long sleeves, skirt rather plain in front and fastened at left front with most of fullness in inverted box pleats in back, longer in back for train, trimmed around neck, sleeves, waist, and bottom of skirt with bands of pinkish-red velvet ribbon, purple silk tassels on sleeves, front, and waistband; brownish stain in center front, a few small moth holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Marjorie W. Childs