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Grenadine gray/taupe w/ beige chevron bands brocaded w/ gray flowers. A=Bodice - olive satin yoke w/ standing band collar; trimmed w/ vertical bands of beads (clear, steel & jet beads); self-ruffle at front yoke. Olive satin band around pointed waist; leg o' mutton sleeves lined w/ taffeta. Hook & eye closure at cuff; bead band & satin band at cuff; boned & lined w/ taupe taffeta; hook & eye closure center front w/ interior closure at waist. B=Skirt - matching skirt; darts at waist; inverted box or "kick" pleats at side are lined w/ olive satin. Fullness at back; lined w/ taffeta; hook & eye at back; pocket on right side (lining). Kick pleats held in place w/ 2 bands attached inside; hem has taffeta dust ruffle; deep hem of brown cotton twill; bound w/ olive wool tape.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1892
Inscriptions
Woven in yellow at waistband of bodice: ""Weiscopf/Boston, Mass.""
Material
gauze
machine-made
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
DRESS
dresses (garments)
gauze
Gauze
Grenadine
Hand Stitched
Leno Weave
machine-made
Satin
satin
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Women's clothing
Wool
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1934.2559AB
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Morse and Miss Eleanor Hooper Jones
GUSN
37310

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