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.)
Medium or Technique
Wool gingham plaid with wool braid trim and mother of pearl buttons
Not On View
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.
Gift of Mrs. Dows Dunham