A Quaker's dress of greenish-brown taffeta
Early 19th century
Object Place: USA
130.5 x 73 cm (51 3/8 x 28 3/4 in.) Measured flat for hanging storage
Medium or Technique
Silk taffeta, cotton lining, and silk tape
Not On View
Short waisted, with front of bodice in two overlapping parts, square neck, long straight sleeves, skirt with fullness in knife pleats, less fulllness in front than in back, front panel of skirt slit from waist down about ten inches on each side of panel, but still attached to narrow waistband, ties at end of narrow waistband, of front panel to go around and tie in back thus holding up front of skirt; bodice lined with brown glazed cotton.
Worn by a member of the Shallcross family, probably Catharine Morris Shallcross, married in 1780 to Dr. Joseph Shallcross, born 1759, died 1811.
Gift of Mrs. Grosvenor Calkins