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1998.5875 (RS32660)

Description

Dress with blue floral pattern on cream ground. Copperplate printed linen. Worn by Deborah Sampson, possibly as her wedding dress.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1790
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Dress
dresses (garments)
Possibly wedding dresses
People and organizations
Gannett, Deborah Sampson, 1760-1827
Accession Number
1998.5875
Credit Line
Gift of Ann B. Gilbert, Carol Bostock Kraner, Susan Goldstone and Louise Bostock Lehman Sonneborn in memory of Beatrice Weeks Bostock
GUSN
189811

Comments

Sampson's descendants visit collections #

AvatarPosted by Historic New England on June 18, 2012
Read about how Deborah Sampson's descendants visited Historic New England to view the dress in person: http://www.historicnewengland.org/[…]/

Descendants of Deborah Sampson #

AvatarPosted by Kathleen Kennedy on May 5, 2016
My sister and I are descendants of Deborah Sampson. There MUST be a lot of us! Could you tell me how to connect with "cousins" who attended the viewing of this dress? Thank you.

photos #

AvatarPosted by Julie Mayer-tschanz on November 10, 2014
would love a photo of the back of the gown!

Image of the Gown #

AvatarPosted by Nicole Chalfant - Collection Manager on November 10, 2014
Thank you for your request for a photograph of the back of the Deborah Sampson gown.
Please send me an email and we can discuss getting you an image: nchalfant@historicnewengland.org
Sincerely, Nicole Chalfant
Collection Manager