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Dress of white dotted swiss

about 1905

Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Center front: 145.1 cm (57 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton; dotted swiss, lace, appliqué embroidery

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White dotted swiss dress with bloused bodice with high rounded neck, elbow length sleeves with ruffled flounces, bell shaped skirt that is slightly longer in back, buttoned center back closure with drawstring tape at back waist; wide net insertions with appliquéd blossom motifs in yolk and down front and sides, coarse bobbin lace or crocheted floral edging covers seams of these insertions in skirt; narrow net insertions with appliquéd blossom motifs down sleeves and lower part of skirt; narrow vertical tucks in bodice and upper part of skirt

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb