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A=Bodice; B=Skirt Cream satin w/ red taffeta trim & bows; A=Bodice w/ low squared neckline w/ red trim on collar; 2 rows of pleated tulle fill in neckline. Elbow length sleeves w/ lace ruffle & red pleated trim w/ bow. Darts; peplum w/ squared front, open at center back w/ red ribbon trim; 9 cream satin covered buttons. Pleated tulle under lace ruffle at cuffs; boned; linen waistband w/ one hook & eye; red bow at center back of collar. B=Skirt; cream satin overskirt draped diagonally across front over red taffeta underskirt; underskirt has 5 red ruffles. Cream overskirt has lace at sides & back; back panel has train w/ 2 large red bows. Fake flowers stitched at right hip; pleated dust ruffle w/ lace trim. Skirt lined w/ cotton; pocket on right side; one pair of cotton ties 3/4 of the way down in lining. Band of red wool lining above dust ruffle; underskirt bound w/ red wool tape.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1875-1876
Material
machine-made
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
DRESS
dresses (garments)
fancy dress
Formal
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Satin
satin
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1933.1533AB
GUSN
36130

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