Quaker's dress of gray taffeta

American
About 1825


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

129.5 x 81.3 cm (51 x 32 in.)

Accession Number

52.1770

Medium or Technique

Silk taffeta, silk sleeve lining, and glazed linen inner bodice

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fitted bodice, open down front, probably closed with a brooch, lined with glazed linen which overlapped in front, long sleeves, full and puffed slightly at shoulders tapering to narrow wrist, skirt with fullness in soft knife pleats, rest of fullness at center back, front panel of skirt drop front; many small brownish stains.

Provenance

Probably worn by Eliza Fair Sparks Shallcross, married 1816 to Dr. Morris Cadwallader Shallcross, born 1791, died 1871.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Grosvenor Calkins