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Boys' dress

Description

A boy's black velvet dress with a wide neck and "V" shaped front decorated with black braid and self-covered buttons in three rows that echo the v-shape of the bodice front. The dress has short sleeves and a full skirt with a deep hem. It closes up the center back with hooks and eyes. It has one pocket with a handwritten note tucked inside.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1845
Inscriptions
"Little velvet suit of W.S. Appleton 1844."
Material
cotton (textile)
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Descriptive terms
cotton (textile)
Dress
dresses (garments)
velvet (fabric weave)
Accession Number
1988.215
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
172081

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