Girl's dress

about 1883

Object Place: United States


Center front: 70.5 cm (27 3/4 in.) Center back: 73.7 cm (29 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Warp-printed silk plain weave (taffeta), silk twill, metal buttons

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Child’s dress of taffeta with small all over chiné print of roses, dress with high round neck fastened down back with metal buttons, long straight sleeves, low waisted, panel down center front of dark red silk twill shirred, broad sash of same red twill with large bow in back around low waist line, sleeves finished with self-pleated ruffles, skirt formed of three tiers of same pleats, lines of fan shaped small pleated ornaments of chiné material around top of skirt, top of cuffs, and flanking center panel of bodice.


Gift of the cousins of Gerturde Bickford Hutchings through Mrs. Helen R. Moore of Wellesley, Massachusetts to the MFA, May 14, 1953.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Gertrude Bickford Hutchings by her cousins