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Description

A=Bodice; B=Skirt. Sheer white cotton. A=Bodice - broad drawstring neckline w/ elbow length sleeves; sleeves are gathered on inner seam; embroidered w/ floral spray & scalloped edge. White satin bow attached at elbow; bodice is boned & has sharp "wasp" waist at front & back. Hook & eye closure at center back; lined w/ white cambric. B=Skirt - matching; gathered all around waist; 4 flounces (2 at bottom wider than 2 at top); flounces are embroidered w/ same floral sprays & scalloped edge at sleeves; piping at neckline, armscye, flounces, & dust ruffle.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1840
Material
cotton (textile)
embroidering
scalloping
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Embroidered
embroidering
floral patterns
Hand Stitched
Scalloped
scalloping
Spray
stitching
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1990.371AB
Credit Line
Gift of Richard Thornton Fisher, Anne Fisher Tatlock, Faith Fisher Forbes, Charles Paine Fisher and John Bryant Fisher
GUSN
12826

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