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Two-piece dress (skirt)

American (possibly Boston)
About 1875

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA


103.5 cm (40 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Taffeta

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Light blue silk taffeta, trimmed with narrow café-au-lait bands. Bodice (a) cut like fitted jacket, pointed in front with draped tail behind; peplum all around; V neck; self buttons down front; three-quarter length sleeves. Skirt (b) flat in front, gathered behind; two shaped panels at sides. Trimmed with three ruffles on all edges broken. A number of stains, especially under arms. Hem frayed.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jason Westerfield