Woman's Grecian pageant costume

American
about 1900


Object Place: Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Center back (overdress) 51 1/2 in. (130.8 cm)

Accession Number

2000.970.1-2

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave stenciled with metallic pigments

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Tunic and underdress of fine white wool plain weave. Sleeveless underdress, gathered at the neck, stencilled border along hem; tunic of pleated wool, shorter at center front and center back with graduated pleats on either side, stencilled-leaf design along hem, palmettes at center front and back. Worn by Aimée Rotch Sargent during Grecian-inspired tableau.

Provenance

Given by Aimee and Rosamond Lamb to Mrs. Edward L. Stone between 1980 and 1985; Gift to the MFA, September 20, 2000

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward L. Stone