Child's dress

Late 19th century

Object Place: USA


Overall (dress): 68 x 51 cm (26 3/4 x 20 1/16 in.) Other (dress): 63 cm (24 13/16 in.) Length x width (bolero): 30 x 33 cm (11 13/16 x 13 in.) Length x width (belt): 69.2 x 8.2 cm (27 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool gingham plaid with wool braid trim and mother of pearl buttons

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Child’s dress in three parts of blue and white woven gingham plaid; (a) dress, long waisted, high round neck with stand up collar, long sleeves, slightly puffed at shoulders, full pleated skirt with pleats held in place by tape underneath skirt; (b) sleeveless bolero with rounded front corners and standing collar; (c) broad belt fastened with hooks and eyes; on (a) bottom of sleeves trimmed with two bands of wool tape probably originally blue but now faded to greenish; (b) the same wool tape trims standing collar and the front edges but is not as much faded as the bands on (a); (c) right side of blue wool tape faced with the gingham plaid, narrower bands of tape on (a and b) probably originallly matching this in color.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Dows Dunham