first half of 19th century
Object Place: United States
87.5 x 50 cm (34 7/16 x 19 11/16 in.) Length, in front .85 X 1.22 around bottom.
Medium or Technique
Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery, net insertions, linen bobbin lace, and linen tapes
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Fine white cotton. Front panel, bottom and back of dress finished with scallops, and row of floral sprays, worked with white cotton in buttonhole, satin stitch, and small eyelets with large eyelets filled with machine-made net. Very short waist, with embroidered flowers along top, short sleeves trimmed with fine tucks and narrow bobbin lace. Worn and torn, stained.
Gift of M. Eloise Talbot