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Dress

American
about 1875


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Overall (bodice): 48.7 cm (19 3/16 in.) Length (skirt): 112.6 cm (44 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.755a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A dress in two parts, of cream colored slightly ribbed silk; bodice (a) fitted, slightly longer in front than back, in square line, buttoned down center front, “V” shaped neckline, long bell shaped sleeves, trimmed around neck, bottom edge, and on sleeves with pleated ruffle of white tulle edged with white silk fringe; (b) skirt, front slightly flared, much fullness in deep pleats at back, drapery of white tulle trimmed with white silk fringe across front of skirt, same trimming of tulle and fringe just below waist, center back, deep ruffle of fringe trimmed tulle all the way around bottom of skirt

Credit Line

Gift of Gordon Abbott, Mrs. George L. Batchelder, Jr., and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop