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Description

Brown silk & wool crepe w/ tan satin stripe. A=Bodice - standing band collar of brown taffeta w/ light green satin ribbon lining & bow at back; same green satin along center front & waist. Tan silk mousseline along center front covering taffeta hook & eye closure; slightly pointed at waist front & back. Tan velvet bow at waist front w/ velvet & beige satin ribbon around waist; one tuck at shoulder to waist. Long fitted sleeves w/ double epaulet at shoulder; 2 self covered buttons at wrist; boned; lined w/ brown taffeta. B=Skirt - matching skirt; smooth front; fullness at center back. Hook & eye closure; pocket on right side; brown taffeta lining has ribbon & elastic band (one on each side) to hold skirt fullness.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1897-1898
Inscriptions
Woven in yellow at waistband of bodice: ""D.P. McKenney/ Boston, Mass.""
Material
crepe (textile)
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Crepe
crepe (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Women's clothing
Wool
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1934.2887AB
GUSN
37395

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