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A dress of white organdy

About 1850

Object Place: Massachusetts, United States


Center front: 122.1 cm (48 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (organdy) embroidered with wool, cotton plain weave (lining); cotton braided cords, metal hooks and eyes

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White organdy dress; boned bodice that comes to a point at front with back hook and eye closure, wide neckline with double casings with braided cords that tie in front and back, organdy shirred at bottom of center front and back, short cap sleeves with two flounces cut with scalloped edges with remnants of rose-colored embroidery in hem stitch, white glazed cotton lining; full skirt with two flounces of organdy cut with scalloped edges embroidered with rose-colored leaf motifs and edges finished in hem stitching


Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb in memory of their mother Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb