Requires Photography

Dress

possibly a maternity dress in two parts (bodice)

American
About 1886


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

100 cm (39 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

53.2149a-b

Medium or Technique

Velvet, satin

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

(a) Bodice with long peplum in front and draped elaborately to the back; buttoned down front; long plain sleeves; high round neck; (b) skirt with built in bustle and deep pleats at back; only trimming is deep pleated self ruffle around bottom of skirt; upper bodice lined with satin of polychrome stripes on black ground. (size 34).

Provenance

Probably worn by Amy Owen Aldis Bradley; inherited by her daughter Mary Bradley Emery (Mrs. Edward Stanley Emery); 1953, gift of Emery to the MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Stanley Emery, Jr.