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Travelling Costume

Description

Brown wool challis; high neckline; long sleeves w/ box pleats & covered buttons at shoulder & tucked inner arm. Turned back cuffs; center front of bodice, cape & collar trimmed w/ olive velvet in scalloped pattern w/ brown silk tape. Tucks above & below waist; bodice support is boned & has brass eyes for laced closure & made of brown glazed linen. Hook & eye closure w/ 16 covered buttons at center front. Hem lined w/ green wool & edged w/ brown wool tape; pocket on side. Cape, collar & sleeves lined w/ green silk; green silk piping at neckline of dress, cape & collar. Handkerchief found in pocket.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1858-1863
Material
silk (textile)
stitching
velvet (fabric weave)
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
costume (mode of fashion)
Hand Stitched
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
travel
Travel
TRAVELLING COSTUME
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Women's clothing
Wool
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1925.692A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Charles Hall Little
GUSN
30717

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