Two-piece dress (skirt)
American (probably Boston or Cambridge)
Object Place: probably Boston or Cambridge, America
125 x 107 cm (49 3/16 x 42 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk moiré and silk with cotton and cotton glazed lining, and metal hook and eye closure
Not On View
Greenish-beige moiré silk, trimmed with darker greenish-gray silk taffeta. Bodice (a) cut like a jacket, with high round collar, short peplum and tail; long sleeves. Bands of ruching down front; bows at waist and cuffs. Skirt (b) elaborately draped and swagged, trimmed with bands of ruching and flounces. Short train. A few brown stains; two small holes in skirt near closure at back.
Worn by wife of Governor Emory Washburn of Massachusettes.
Gift of Mrs. Richard W. Hall