Dress (a) fitted; long sleeves; high, round neck; bodice trimmed with green velvet and buttoned down the front with green velvet buttons; skirt with fullness at back, ending in train; (b) waistband with bow and streamers in slight bustle effect at center back; said to have been worn by donor's great grandmother, Emily Paine Hall, whose husband, Nathan Kelsey Hall, was Postmaster General in Washington in 1850; subsequently altered.
Dress in two parts (dress)
- American, about 1865
- 186.5 x 115 cm (73 7/16 x 45 1/4 in.)
- Medium or Technique
- Silk moiré, silk velvet, silk covered buttons, cotton glazed bodice lining, partial linen lining, and metal hook and eye closure
- Accession Number
- Not on view