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American (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
about 1880

Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


Overall (bodice): 38 cm (14 15/16 in.) Length (skirt): 106 cm (41 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; twill

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



A dress in two parts, of cream colored silk twill printed with soft polychrome colors in all-over small-scale scrolling floral design; belonged to Mrs. William Sanders (Helen Livingston); (a) bodice square low cut neckline, fitted and boned with deep point center front and back, buttoned down center front, blue satin ribbon bow on center back, elbow length sleeves, tan silk taffeta vestee front, standing collar edged with artificial pearls, of light blue satin, cuffs of pleated blue satin; (b) skirt with train and horizontally gathered drapery across upper two thirds of front, front under skirt of blue satin in pleated narrow ruffles, side panels of loosely pleated light blue satin; on center back seam of bodice: Darlington, Runk and Co., Philadelphia.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Hugh D. Scott