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Dress in two parts (bodice, skirt)

American
about 1850


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center back (bodice): 29.5 cm (11 5/8 in.) Center back (skirt): 117 cm (46 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.317.a-b

Medium or Technique

Piña cloth and silk; ruching

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A dress in two parts, of white piña with narrow woven blue silk stripes, bodice with wide flaring neckline, short full sleeves with band of puffing, pointed center back, hooked down center front, skirt (b) full and trimmed with two deep self gathered flounces, flounces, sleeves, and bertha collar trimmed with ruching of white piña and blue silk in small-scale elongated lozenge and triangle design; came to Museum in pieces, put together at M. F. A.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb