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mid-19th century

Object Place: USA


Bodice: 53.5 x 89.5 cm (21 1/16 x 35 1/4 in.) Skirt: 109 x 121 cm (42 15/16 x 47 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk taffeta with silk galloon, cotton-serge lining, whalebone, metal hook and eye closure, and self-fabric bow and ribbon ornament

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dress in two parts; silk taffeta plaid of purple, old gold, ombré purple and grayish brown; boned bodice pointed in center front; hooked down center front; high, round neck; bell-shaped sleeves, shirred at top and trimmed with light purple galloon; skirt full with fullness distributed evenly by double box pleats; bodice and skirt lined with tan cotton. (34 Bust; large waist)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Eleanor E. Barry