Woman's dress

Two-piece dress of Prussian blue and ivory corded silk. Fitted jacket bodice, blue, trimmed at bottom with blue and white knotted net and tassels; high round neck trimmed with ruching; at neck and on sleeve fronts, insertions of ivory silk edged with flat blue tabs. Blue skirt, elaborately trimmed with buttons, piping, net and tassels, ruchings, pleatings and tabs; bustle and short train. Label on tape inside bodice: "John J. Stevens, Importer and dealer in Paris modes / 282 Washington Street / Boston"


Made for Mrs. John Howe of Lowell, Mass. Gift of Miss Ruth Burke, to MFA 1956

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ruth Burke

Woman's dress

  • American, 1874–75
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Center front (bodice): 55.9 cm (22 in.) Center front (skirt): 108 cm (42 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk with silk trim
Accession Number
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