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Dress

American
about 1860


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center back (bodice): 36.7 cm (14 7/16 in.) Center back (skirt): 118.5 cm (46 5/8 in.) Center back (evening bodice): 26.2 cm (10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

46.268a-c

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dress in 3 parts: long-sleeved bodice, skirt and evening bodice. Black taffeta with deep pink and black stripes; long-sleeved bodice fitted, high necked, shoulder line and edge of sleeves trimmed with black silk and bead fringe, buttoned down front; most of fullness of skirt in back, slightly longer in back; evening bodice wide necked with short straight sleeves, trimmed with black chenille and cream colored silk fringe, neck line trimmed with black and cream colored silk ball ornaments.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Marjorie Childs