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Dress

about 1840


Dimensions

148 x 89 cm (58 1/4 x 35 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.473

Medium or Technique

Silk plaid woven and cotton-glazed lining, linen-glazed inner bodice lining, brass-colored hook and eye closures, whalebone, silk twill binding tape, and silk floss needleworked buttons

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Americas , Textiles and Fashion Arts

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Costumes

Dress worn by Mrs. Dutee (Abby) Green; made of taffeta striped horizontally brown and greenish blue and having narrow bands of white and black with broad and narrow vertical stripes of purple satin; fitted bodice, pointed in front, trimmed with folds of self material from shoulder to center front of neck; long straight sleeves with short cap oversleeves; high neck at back; full skirt; dress hooked up back; tan glazed cotton lining in bodice and underskirt of same.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich