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Child's dress

about 1865

Object Place: United States


Overall (dress): 73.5 cm (28 15/16 in.) Length (belt): 55.4 cm (21 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, taffeta, satin

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pinkish-purple taffeta child’s dress in two parts, bodice sleeveless, and fitted with square cut neck, skirt full with fullness arranged in pleats all around with greatest fullness at back, fastened down center back with large spherical mother-of-pearl buttons, pocket in right front skirt, bodice lined with white taffeta, cape-like bands flanking center back opening and extending over shoulders to waist band in front, (b) belt and ornamental bow for center back of dress of same material, neck cape like bands, bottom of dress and ornamental bow and belt trimmed with ruching and bands of silver ribbon edged with purple satin.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Mixter, Mrs. Samuel J. Mixter, and Mrs. Henry A. Morss, Jr.