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Description

Cream cotton w/ narrow & wide gauze stripes; wide stripes embroidered w/ chain stitch scrolling motifs w/ oval center & tendrils. Drawstring neckline & waist; high waist; narrow waistband; shirt sleeves gathered at shoulder w/ drawstring cuff; shoulder seams extend into back panels. Plain hem; box pleats at back.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1802-1812
Material
cotton (textile)
embroidering
gauze
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Chain Stitched
Cotton
cotton (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Embroidered
embroidering
Empire
Empire (style)
gauze
Gauze
Hand Stitched
Scroll
scrolls (motifs)
stitching
Striped
stripes
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1942.281
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Henry B. Spelman
GUSN
12812

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