One-piece dress of checkerboard plaid

about 1865

Object Place: USA


151 x 90 cm (59 7/16 x 35 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin checkerboard plaid and figure weave, silk fringe, linen net embroidered, cotton twill and cotton glazed lining, metal covered buttons, and metal closures

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



One piece dress of blue and tan large-scale checkerboard plaid; satin dots woven all over squares of plaid; fitted bodice with high, round neck and long sleeves trimmed with blue fringe at bottom; buttoned down front with blue silk-covered buttons; skirt, longer and much fuller in back than front: pocket in right front fold; placket in left front fold; skirt lined with tan glazed cotton; bodice lined in part with tan twill and in part with white cotton.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Rebecca W. McLanathan